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Bishop's letter on 'language of love' finds global audience

Jun 25, 2014 - 02:37 pm .- Nebraska Bishop James D. Conley’s pastoral letter “The Language of Love” has had an international impact in the first three months since it was published.

UK rules exclude pro-life medical professionals from diploma

May 4, 2014 - 03:41 pm .- U.K. requirements that medical professionals seeking a specialist diploma must be willing to prescribe contraception and abortion-causing drugs have sparked objections from those excluded due to their moral beliefs.

Court ruling on Philippines RH bill met with mixed responses

Apr 8, 2014 - 06:27 pm .- While disappointed that the country’s Supreme Court has upheld a controversial “reproductive health” law, the Catholic bishops of the Philippines voiced gratitude that the ruling also strengthened parental rights and religious freedom.

More young women choosing health over birth control

Apr 8, 2014 - 02:01 am .- Brianna Heldt was 20 years-old when she first started taking the birth control pill. As an Evangelical Protestant, she believed in saving sex for marriage, but the young college student was planning her wedding and wanted to delay having children for a few years.

Research finds link between oral contraception, multiple sclerosis

Mar 6, 2014 - 03:07 pm .- In a new study, researchers analyzed the data found in women's health records over four years, discovering a connection between the use of oral contraception and the contraction of multiple sclerosis.

Lower abortion rate credited to culture shift, not contraception

Feb 5, 2014 - 05:37 pm .- Despite claims that contraception is responsible for record-low abortion rates in the U.S., one researcher says pro-life laws and a growing ‘culture of life’ could be playing a significant role.

Vatican bishop: today's technological dangers foreseen by Humanae Vitae

Jul 26, 2013 - 05:45 am .- On its 45th anniversary, Pope Paul VI’s encyclical that upheld the Church’s teaching on birth control is “incredibly up-to-date,” especially because it raises “the problem of a technocracy,” which is “the main problem of our culture and our society,” says Bishop Mario Toso.

Global contraception push aims to 'eliminate motherhood'

Jun 7, 2013 - 06:01 am .- The head of an international charity called the billions of dollars funding “reproductive health” in the developing world an effort to do away with motherhood rather than shrink the maternal mortality rate.

Peruvian lawmaker praised for rejecting contraception plan

Apr 22, 2013 - 04:07 pm .- The president of Peru’s congressional Committee on Women and the Family has reaffirmed her commitment to resisting pressure from abortion and contraception advocacy groups.

Boston College draws support on condom distribution ban

Apr 3, 2013 - 02:11 am .- Despite attacks against Boston College for its prohibition of condom distribution on campus, the school says its rules are similar to those of many prominent Catholic universities across the U.S.

German bishops' morning-after pill decision causes concern

Feb 22, 2013 - 11:55 am .- Doctors and people involved in pro-life work say that the German bishops’ decision to allow morning-after pills for rape victims raises strong concerns and that the drug in question can cause a chemical abortion.

Author sees cultural willingness to re-examine sexual revolution

Feb 14, 2013 - 04:07 am .- A Catholic author believes that the “surprisingly positive” reception of her book on the sexual revolution shows an encouraging openness to reconsider cultural assumptions about artificial contraception.

Bishops call new mandate proposal insufficient

Feb 7, 2013 - 01:29 pm .- The U.S. bishops said that the Obama administration’s suggested revisions to the federal contraception mandate fail to address the major religious liberty concerns they voiced last year.

Legal expert laments media confusion over mandate

Feb 6, 2013 - 04:02 am .- The Obama administration’s latest proposals to revise the federal contraception mandate have been significantly misunderstood and misrepresented, said a legal scholar.

Philippines Catholics pledge to defeat backers of RH bill

Jan 3, 2013 - 12:04 am .- Philippines Catholics have strongly criticized President Benigno Aquino III for signing a controversial “reproductive health” bill, vowing to oust supporters of the legislation in the country's 2013 elections.

Filipino bishops will not concede to 'reproductive health' bill

Dec 19, 2012 - 12:40 pm .- Catholic leaders in the Philippines vowed to continue fighting for life, marriage and family as a controversial “reproductive health” bill passed both houses of Congress in the country.

Support for teen emergency contraception access deemed 'foolish'

Nov 28, 2012 - 05:00 pm .- Doctors and pro-life advocates warn that the American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendation of emergency contraceptives for teenage girls promotes unwise and “risky behaviors."

Catholic campaign stalls Philippines 'reproductive health' bill

Nov 27, 2012 - 01:54 am .- The Catholic clergy in the Philippines are strongly campaigning against political candidates who back a controversial “reproductive health” bill, helping stall its progress because politicians fear a backlash from Catholic voters.

UN report renews 'family planning' advocacy

Nov 15, 2012 - 11:05 am .- A new report from the United Nations Population Fund declares that family planning is a global “right” for women, and calls for the removal of any social and financial obstacles to it.

Catholic women tell how they found freedom in Church teaching

Oct 17, 2012 - 04:06 am .- A new book written by Catholic women describes personal journeys of discovering that although Church teaching on important issues can be difficult and countercultural, it offers truth, peace and ultimate freedom.

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