While the papal award was originally bestowed upon members of the Swiss Guard and Papal Army, it has since been expanded to honor deserving world civilians. The name “Bene Merenti” literally means “well deserving.”

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Social media’s not exactly designed for important conversations. Between the anonymous accounts and the trolls, it can be hard to tell what is real and important — after all, much of our approval-addicted society values likes over content. If regular social media is bad, Twitter is even worse. It’s the drug of choice for people…

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It’s wonderful that there are so many methods out there for the varied lifestyles of NFP users. Among all of them, though, CCL really stands out.

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I have been failing so often to choose joy during this fourth trimester because I was relying on my vocation to fulfill me. How very foolish. I know rationally that my vocation is not my end-all — my life with Christ is.

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We’ve been contributing the world of NFP memes for nearly a year now. In honor of #NFPweek, here are some of our biggest hits: 1) This one about frankenmethods. 2) Ugggh, #amiright? 3) Sean Bean gets it. 4) This ridiculous argument. 5) They’re definitely…unique interactions. 6) #FertilityAwarenessProblems 7) We know there’s a learning curve. 8)…

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It’s almost upon us! Have you marked your calendars? Here are some ways to celebrate NFP and bring ethical family planning into the mainstream: 1) Volunteer at a pro-life pregnancy center. 2) Offer to babysit for a couple so they can have a much-needed date night. 3) Bring a hot meal to a new mom…

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Calling all former birth control users! The Catholic Medical Association (CMA) has filed a Citizen’s petition to encourage the FDA (Federal Drug Administration) to require more transparent labeling of the risks associated with various forms of birth control on their packaging. They’ve got all the studies, all the arguments and all the proof lined up,…

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They finally did it! After years of citing misleading and inaccurate effectiveness ratings for natural family planning methods, the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) has updated their website, Natural Womanhood announced yesterday. But is it the change we were hoping for? Formerly, the CDC cited a methodologically-flawed study which unfairly grouped FABMs with other…

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It’s National Women’s Health Awareness Week and we expect to see media messages about how women have been empowered through contraception. But is contraception really best for female health? Is shutting down a perfectly healthy reproductive system truly empowering our daughters, wives and mothers? What if there was a form of empowerment that elevated women…

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