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A Call to Compassion in the Catholic Online Community

June 12, AD2018 0 Comments
A Call to Compassion in the Catholic Online Community

Online Catholics I’ve recently been discouraged by a number of responses to Catholics asking advice on the internet. Usually, a sincere Catholic posts a question on a group page, or on a column, asking for some support or guidance on a matter related to faith. These people are hoping for encouragement, support, and guidance on […]

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Debating Against a Stacked Deck

April 12, AD2016 3 Comments
Debating Against a Stacked Deck

Recently, I posted on Twitter that we should protect parents and children by opposing a new policy allowing students to pick their bathroom without informing the parents of this change. Obviously, it got some reaction. I had expected that. What was surprising to me was how much the transsexual lobby would only debate with a […]

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NFP: Birth Liberation Not Birth Control

November 26, AD2014 177 Comments
NFP: Birth Liberation Not Birth Control

“Birth Control is a name given to a succession of different expedients by which it is possible to filch the pleasure belonging to a natural process while violently and unnaturally thwarting the process itself.”                                           […]

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A Male’s Perspective On Learning NFP: The Wonder of Woman

June 5, AD2014 8 Comments
A Male’s Perspective On Learning NFP: The Wonder of Woman

My fiancee and I have been taking classes on Natural Family Planning as part of our marriage preparation. Going into it, I knew the basic concept of it: a woman has cyclical phases of fertility and infertility, and knowledge of these phases and the physical signs indicating them can be utilized either to achieve pregnancy […]

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Humanae Vitae: NFP vs. Contraception

May 5, AD2014 36 Comments
Humanae Vitae: NFP vs. Contraception

This is the fifth in a six-part series on Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI’s profound and heroic 1968 encyclical. The series’ introduction is here. The question of “responsible parenthood” as the Church defines it is taken up here. Questions about the unitive and procreative meanings of sex and why they should not be separated are […]

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Saying ‘Not Now’ to the Supreme Gift: The ‘Gravity’ of NFP

November 12, AD2013 43 Comments
Saying ‘Not Now’ to the Supreme Gift: The ‘Gravity’ of NFP

Transmitting human life is serious business. Not only that, transmitting human life is a *most* serious business. Pope Paul VI says in the opening line of his prophetic encyclical Humanae Vitae, “The transmission of human life is a most serious role (munus gravissimum) in which married people collaborate freely and responsibly with God the Creator.” […]

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NFP: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Trust My Body

July 24, AD2013 9 Comments
NFP: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Trust My Body

    Visit this website for more on NFP Awareness Week. Shortly before my husband and I were married in the Lutheran church (in which we’d both been baptized and raised) I began taking birth control pills. I hardly thought about it at all; in my sphere of existence, going on the Pill was just something […]

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