Posts Tagged ‘Contraception’

Relax ban on contraception UK cabinet minister tells Vatican Comments 0

Monday, July 16th, 2018

The Church’s ban on contraception should be relaxed, UK cabinet minister Penny Mordaunt says. Mordaunt, who is the International Development secretary, made her views known in a meeting with senior aides to Pope Francis last week. Young girls should have access to contraception, she told the aides. Read more Related Posts:Update the Church, young people Read more

Social media conversation opens on contraception, Humanae Vitae Comments 0

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

A month-long social media conversation on Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life) began this week. The conversation, which will be facilitated by the United States Diocese of Arlington, is open to all. Its focus is on the encyclical which reaffirms artificial birth control is “intrinsically wrong”. People interested in participating can follow Read more

Hundreds of priests support Humanae Vitae Comments 0

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Hundreds of priests in Britain support Humanae Vitae – the encyclical affirming traditional Christian teaching on the family and sexuality. The encyclical, written by Pope Paul VI and issued in July 1968, specifically deems artificial contraception as being “absolutely excluded” and “intrinsically wrong”. The British clergy have signed a statement endorsing the encyclical as its Read more

Women have had enough of the pill. So why foist it on men? Comments 0

Monday, March 26th, 2018
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As scientific discoveries go, the male contraceptive pill has long been considered the unicorn of reproductive healthcare – much touted, but frustratingly elusive (in part, hindered by big pharma’s lack of desire to fund research). But on Sunday, Washington University scientists at the annual Endocrine conference ​hailed early trials which showed that a once-daily tablet that Read more

Catholic lobbyist keynote speaker at Family Planning conference Comments 0

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
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Jon O’Brien, President of a US lobbyist organisation Catholic for Choice (CFC), was a keynote speaker at the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Conference Aotearoa New Zealand which took place at Te Papa Tongarewa, Te Whanganui-a-Tara on the weekend. The title of his presentation was “Manufacturing Stigma: How Religious Healthcare Could Damage Your Health”. Read more

Religious parents unthinking, irresponsible, reckless, diseased and feeble-minded Comments 0

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Religious parents are unthinking, irresponsible, reckless, diseased and feeble-minded. People of faith “should not be allowed to bring offspring into the world.” These opinions came from Margaret Sanger (1879-1966), who founded the Planned Parenthood birth control movement. Planned Parenthood celebrated its 100th birthday on October 16. The celebrations drew applause from pro-abortion feminists, praise from President Barack Read more

Encyclical on contraception was difficult for me – Benedict XVI Comments 1

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI has revealed that while he agreed with the conclusion Pope Paul VI drew in his encyclical letter (Humanae Vitae) on artificial contraception, he struggled with the reasoning Pope Paul used to arrive at his conclusion. “In the situation I was then in, and in the context of theological thinking in which Read more

Pharmacist refuses to sell morning-after pill Comments 0

Friday, February 26th, 2016

A Wairoa pharmacist refuses to sell the emergency contraceptive pill over her counter because of personal beliefs. To be eligible to sell the emergency contraceptive pill, commonly referred to as the morning-after pill, pharmacists have to complete a course. Owner Elsa Norvil says she will not do this, for personal reasons. “I am not prepared Read more

Vatican plays down papal talk on birth control and virus Comments 2

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

The Vatican has dampened claims Pope Francis has signalled a significant relaxation of the Church’s ban on contraception as a response to the Zika virus outbreak. In a press conference aboard the papal flight to Rome from Mexico, Francis was asked if the grave nature of the virus – which is linked to serious birth Read more

Zika virus poses dilemma for Church Comments 0

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

The outbreak of the Ziak virus has created a dilemma for the church says Quentin de la Bedoyere. It is strongly suspected, though not fully proven, that, in some pregnant women, it causes microcephaly in the foetus. (Microcephaly is a severe shrinkage of the brain, which damages brain function.) Writing in the Catholic Herald Quentin Read more