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Pope Francis: Children are always gifts, even in tough circumstances

Apr 8, 2016 - 04:05 am .- Pope Francis’ latest writings on the family include a strong affirmation of the need to welcome children even in difficult circumstances.

When religious liberty collides with the sexual revolution

Mar 22, 2016 - 06:47 am .- At the heart of many of today’s most pressing U.S. religious liberty concerns is the fallout from the sexual revolution decades ago, said one author on the subject at a recent conference.

Paul VI, nuns and contraception: did Pope Francis get it right?

Feb 24, 2016 - 05:09 pm .- If Vatican watcher Sandro Magister is right, Pope Francis cited an urban legend about Blessed Paul VI’s alleged approval of contraception for nuns in exceptional wartime circumstances in the Congo.

What did Pope Francis actually say about contraception?

Feb 18, 2016 - 02:06 pm .- Despite a rush of headlines claiming Pope Francis is softening the Church's stance on contraception, a closer look at his recent remarks could suggest otherwise.

Visa, Chevron, and Pepsi are exempt from the HHS mandate – but the Little Sisters aren't

Feb 18, 2016 - 06:22 am .- While Catholic nuns are required to obey health care regulations that they say violate the teachings of their faith, large corporations like ExxonMobil are exempt, a new website says.

Metal coils and furious women: The story behind a controversial birth control

Dec 31, 2015 - 05:35 pm .- Perforated organs, metal coils lodged in colons, fetal disfigurement due to nickel poisoning. Chronic pain, exhaustion, bouts of depression and suicidal thoughts.

Pope Francis was right about condoms and HIV

Dec 13, 2015 - 04:02 am .- On his return flight from Africa, as Pope Francis fielded the customary questions from the press, he challenged a journalist on a question about condom use in the fight to prevent HIV.

As Pope's visit nears, Ugandans fight external push for contraception

Nov 12, 2015 - 04:02 am .- One topic Ugandans expect Pope Francis to address in his upcoming visit to the country is the push by certain Western powers to enforce the use of contraception as a central means of fighting AIDS.

How the pill might be ruining your life

Aug 14, 2015 - 04:50 pm .- Depleted nutrient absorption. Long-term alterations in brain activity and ability to interact with the world. Changes in choice of mate. If a commonly prescribed drug has these side effects, should it really be commonly prescribed?

Spanish court recognizes pharmacists' conscience rights

Jul 8, 2015 - 03:44 pm .- Spain's Constitional Court has issued a ruling protecting the conscience rights of pharmacists who decline to sell the morning after pill on the basis of religious belief or other conscientious objection.

Is the pill shrinking parts of women's brains? New report suggests yes

May 15, 2015 - 03:06 am .- Adding to recent controversies (1) surrounding various forms of birth control (2), a new study out of UCLA suggests that the birth control pill may thin areas in a woman's brain and affect their function.

Metal coils and furious women: The stunning controversy behind an FDA-approved birth control

Feb 20, 2015 - 04:02 am .- Perforated organs, metal coils lodged in colons, fetal disfigurement due to nickel poisoning. Chronic pain, exhaustion, bouts of depression and suicidal thoughts.  

Paul VI was right to warn against contraception, Pope Francis says

Jan 16, 2015 - 04:07 am .- Pope Francis took the opportunity during an address to families in the Philippines to praise Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical opposing contraception and affirming Church teaching on sexuality and human life.

The science of attraction: How the pill is changing who women want

Nov 11, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- The pill is not only causing a massive shift in who women are attracted to, but is also wreaking havoc on their bodies, men and the environment. What's more? Biochemical research can prove it, says one critic.

IUDs for teens? Endangering, not empowering, docs say

Oct 12, 2014 - 06:35 am .- Medical professionals blasted the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recent recommendation that long term contraceptives are the best way for teen girls to avoid pregnancy, saying that it sends an unhealthy message.  

Neb. priest contributes to article linking contraception, breast cancer

Jul 21, 2014 - 12:07 pm .- In an upcoming issue of The Linacre Quarterly, the official journal of the Catholic Medical Association, an article entitled, “The Breast Cancer Epidemic: 10 Facts,” will explore the scientific evidence that connects artificial contraception to breast cancer.

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.

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