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Evangelium Vitae

"It is by observing the Law of God that we are able to bring forth fruits of life and happiness." ...
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The family gap

Mary Eberstadt spells out how the culture has steadily drifted away from the family, only to turn on it and try ...
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A Pastor on the Vaccines

A solid pastor clears up the moral issues involved in deciding on taking the China Virus vaccine. In such cases, context ...
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Proclamation on 850th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket

On the Feast of Saint Thomas Becket, President Donald Trump pays tribute to a great saint and martyr who defied ...
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The Message on Contraception, Without Apology

Even the New York Times recognizes Father Roger Landry as a brave advocate of the truths of the Faith and ...
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Declaring War On Nuns, Biden Plans To Nominate Abortion Extremist Xavier Becerra For HHS Secretary

When it comes to the Right to Life, elections matter. Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2020/12/07/joe-biden-to-nominate-pro-abortion-extremist-xavier-becerra-for-hhs-secretary/ ...
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Married Love and the Gift of Life

"Men and women considering marriage yearn for certain things. They want to be accepted unconditionally by each other. They want ...
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The Mysteries of the Born-Alive Acts

A steady reader of these columns will have heard over the years about the flights of genius and imbecility, of ...
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Cultivation of virtue and modesty in the young is central to the role of parents

That includes the challenge of facing daily what many might consider a lost cause – repelling the assault on purity ...
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The Church In Defense Of The Family

In Familiaris Consortio, Saint John Paul II assures us that, however loud the noise of the secular universe, however strong the ...
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1. The birth of modern contraception.

Summary: Chapter 1 The Origins Of Modern Contraception: Three Terms And Three Attitudes This chapter considers the origin of three ...
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2. Early contraception and its rejection of abortion

Summary: Chapter 2 The first contraception and its incompatibility with abortion In this chapter we will show how, in the ...
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3. The medical profession and contraception: from contempt to acceptance

Summary: Chapter 3 The Medical Profession Before Contraception: From Rejection To Acceptance I. Introduction: Institutional Contempt For Contraception In general, and ...
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4. Catholic doctors and the AMA resolutions on contraception 

Summary: Chapter 4 Catholic Doctors and the Resolutions of the AMA on Contraception In this chapter we will study the ...
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5. Jurists approve abortive contraception

Summary: Chapter V Jurists approve abortive contraception I. The Model Penal Code of the American Institute of Law (ALI) The ...
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6. Changing words to change minds

Summary: Chapter 6 Changing words to change minds I. Introduction In the minds of its pioneers and in the opinion ...
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7. The Medico-Biological Aspect of the Papal Commission for the Study of the Problems of the Family, Population, and Birth Rate

Summary: Chapter VII The Medico-Biological Aspect of the Papal Commission for the Study of the Problems of the Family, Population, ...
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8.1 Protagonists in the Shadows: Edward C. Hughes

Summary: Chapter VIII (I) Protagonists in the shade (I): Edward C. Hughes y Raymond Holden I. Edward C. Hughes and ...
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8.2 Protagonists in the Shadows: Thomas Hayes and Alan S. Parkes

Summary: Chapter VIII (II) Protagonists in the shadows (II): Thomas Hayes and Alan S. Parkes I. Hayes and the "reproductive act" ...
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9.1 Scientific Research on Contraception: The “Abuse of Power” Ethos

Summary: Chapter IX.1 Scientific Research On Contraception: The “Abuse-of-Power” Ethos This chapter aims to review some ethical aspects of clinical ...
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9.2 Scientific Research on Contraception: The “Zoological” Ethos

Summary: Chapter IX.2 Scientific Research On Contraception: Zoological Ethos Modern contraceptive research was conceived from the beginning as female contraception ...
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Responsible Parenthood of ‘Humanae Vitae’ Requires Virtue

"In Humanae Vitae, Saint Paul VI explained that couples who have “serious” and “well-grounded reasons” to avoid the conception of a new ...
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Wow – You Mean Hell is Real?

Is anything sinful anymore? Father Thomas Weinandy, OFM Cap., thinks so. A member of the Vatican’s International Theological Commission, he ...
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A Great Opportunity to Celebrate Saint John Paul II’s Valiant Defense of Life

Today Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City commemorates the 25th anniversary of The Gospel of Life (Evangelium vitae): “As we ...
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Moral And Social Damage Done By The Pill Is Still Disturbing

Sixty years have passed since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration first authorized physicians to prescribe a drug that would ...
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Planned Parenthood’s gospel of sterility reeks of hatred. It reduces even great souls to pettiness and banality. PRI’s Dr. Christopher Manion explains.

Planned Parenthood’s Sterile Legacy of Extermination By Christopher Manion, Ph.D. Director, PRI’s Humanae Vitae Project Some 35 years ago, Mrs ...
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But Isn’t NFP Just Contraception By Another Name?

In a brief letter, Saint John Paul II considers NFP in its indispensable context of the Church’s teaching on the ...
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Washington Archdiocese Monsignor Charles Pope makes a call to arms

Washington Archdiocese Monsignor Charles Pope makes a call to arms: There is legislation in Congress which may be voted on ...
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