Humanae Vitae Giving Day *  *  * by Bishop Michael Sheridan In article 9 of Humanae Vitae, Blessed Pope Paul VI identified four dimensions or characteristic features of married love. First, married love is, above all, fully human. Married love is qualitatively different from the natural instincts that drive animals to reproduce. For human beings…

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Humanae Vitae Giving Day *  *  * by Jason Evert Contraception is nothing new; history records people using various methods of birth control four thousand years ago. Ancient people swallowed potions to cause temporary sterility; they used linens, wool, or animal skins as barrier methods; they fumigated the uterus with poison to keep it from…

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There is quite a fascination with apps that connect people to meet based on a quick picture and a swipe left or right (yes, we’re talking about those dating apps like Tinder and Bumble). Make no mistake: We don’t condone the hook-up culture often associated with these apps, but it’s not an entirely bad way…

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http://abcnews.go.com/Health/lawsuit-alleges-birth-control-packing-error-led-unwanted/story?id=35140742   Reason #5476 that I’m grateful for NFP We rely on ourselves. I know that sounds kind of crazy, but I have come to see this as a good thing.

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By Dr. Greg Popcak “I’ve gotten serious about my faith in the last year or so. I’ve done a lot of reading and God really opened my eyes about how natural family planning is the way to go. The problem is my husband is absolutely, completely, 100 percent against it. I don’t know what to…

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Bilbo Baggins, lost in a dark cave, discovered a ring of power. He slipped it on his finger and found that it made him invisible, which proved useful in escaping orcs, obtaining information and stealing dragon treasure. Standing before God’s altar, a bride and bridegroom exchange rings. These rings, however, do not make them disappear.…

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Every healthy child is born with a functioning circulatory system, digestive system and respiratory system. But no one, no matter how healthy, is born with a complete, functioning reproductive system. Every healthy person is born with one half of a reproductive system, either the male half or the female half. And that system is not…

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Every marriage is unique. The husband and the wife are each unique and their relationship cannot ever be duplicated. While each relationship is one of a kind, however, marriage itself has not been invented by each couple but has been designed by God and has an objective nature. The couple’s marriage will be happy and…

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While the Church suggests certain guidelines for sexual morality, right or wrong are really a matter of personal conscience–or at least that’s the shaky assumption my wife and I stood upon when we were first married. We thought we were committed Catholics but it never occurred to us to mention contraception when we went to…

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Breaking News from Stratford-on-Avon The sacred task of educating upcoming generations about love and marriage is as ancient as it is urgent. Shakespeare shows us this task, badly bungled, in his Romeo and Juliet, one of the greatest love stories of all times. Romeo mopes onto the stage, moaning about his unrequited love not for…

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