Posts Tagged ‘reproductive rights’

Our take on Natural Cycles

Recently, Bloomberg released an in-depth interview of the creators of the “birth control app,” Natural Cycles, checking in after a recent PR crisis that shook their reputation. This has brought increased attention to an entire array of fertility monitoring apps — including our own CycleProGo — and period tracking apps that don’t provide fertility awareness…

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The world of quieter conversions

St. Paul’s conversion, with all its drama and bright lights and the booming voice of God, reads like something out of a comic book. While such film-worthy revelations of God to his people are rare, quiet conversions and reversions are far more numerous than people may believe. In NFP circles in particular, we see that…

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Encouragement for those new to NFP

From the Family Foundations archives **** Encouragement for those new to NFP…from those who have been there. “Be patient and trusting with it; it can be difficult at times. Know that it is not the magic key to all marital happiness, but it can help.” – Cindy O’Connor “Patience! NFP has been the best thing for our…

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Resolve to achieve your resolutions

It’s New Year’s resolution time! It’s one thing to set a goal, but it’s a totally different thing to actively accomplish it. If you’re looking to… Live sustainably Go green Jump-start a healthier lifestyle Save money Get a handle on reproductive health Achieve a pregnancy Postpone pregnancy Improve intimacy in your marriage …NFP can make…

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Contraception vs. NFP: What’s the difference?

Humanae Vitae Giving Day *  *  * by Sr. Helena Burns If both contraception and NFP are a means to avoid pregnancy, what’s the difference? To understand the answer, we need to ask a few questions first.  What comes first in sex: love or life? Both! Love and life are both equally important purposes of…

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Humanae Vitae: The Sword and the Stone

Humanae Vitae Giving Day *  *  * by Michael Gagnon It has now been 49 years since Humanae Vitae dropped out of heaven through His Holiness Pope Paul VI and the shockwaves continue to resound throughout the world. Since its release, this blessed document has not failed or slowed in its mission to clearly call…

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Pregnant again

Humanae Vitae Giving Day *  *  * By Janet Sahm Easter One year ago, I wrote a reflection on the message of Humanae Vitae and the birth of my first born. A year later, I sit here again to attempt the task to reflect on the arrival of our second. Yes, in one and a…

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Zombie apocalypse: Spirituality, sex and the lay vocation

Humanae Vitae Giving Day *  *  * by Dr. Greg Popcak On this 49th Anniversary of the publication of Humanae Vitae, one point that continues to be overlooked is that sexuality stands at the center of the lay vocation. Attempting to practice a lay spirituality while ignoring sex is like living a zombie spirituality that divorces…

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Will you be the parent of my children?

Humanae Vitae Giving Day *  *  * by Janet Smith When John Paul II was a professor of philosophy, he wrote Love and Responsibility, wherein he attempted to give a philosophical justification for his claim that contraception is not compatible with human love. In brief, to say to another that one is willing to be…

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