Posts Tagged ‘Human Sexuality’

NZ researchers: Gender binary in sports has perhaps had its day Comments 0

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

University of Otago researchers have concluded that existing gender categories in sport should perhaps be abandoned in favour of a more “nuanced” approach in the new transgender era. The authors are in favour of a radical change to what they describe as “the outdated structure of the gender division currently used in elite sport”. Associate Read more

New freephone reduces waiting time for abortions Comments 0

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Women seeking an abortion are being offered easier access to the procedure with a free, national telephone consultation service that started this week. Using the freephone number the service has been set up by Wairarapa abortion doctor Simon Snook because of the delays, said to be potentially harmful, faced by many New Zealand women seeking Read more

Humanae Vitae 45 years on: a personal story Comments 0

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

For the faithful it (birth control) is a sad and agonizing issue, for there is a cleavage between the official teaching of the Church and the contrary practice in most families. — Former Patriarch Maximos IV Saigh of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church quoted in What Happened at Vatican II, by John W. O’Malley. Recalling that Thursday was Read more

Humanae Vitae 45 years on: Paul VI was right Comments 0

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

While pondering last week’s sapphire anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life) and the continuing controversy over the so-called “birth control encyclical” throughout both Church and society, I came across a striking passage in an essay by Polish Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz, written shortly before his death in 2004. “Increasingly the institution Read more

Fiji Ministry of Health and Catholic Church combine for human sexuality seminars Comments 0

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

The Catholic Church in Fiji is has joined with the Ministry of Health for a series of faith-based seminars on human sexuality. A release from the church said the Ministry of Health was partnering with them to combat the increasing numbers of teenage pregnancies and related issues. The event is aimed at both Catholic and Read more