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Paul and Francis - a selective reading of two Popes

In this month’s edition of our diocesan magazine I came across an odd statement: Pope Francis has freed the Church from the strict doctrines regarding human sexuality and procreation as laid down by Pope Paul VI (pictured) in the encyclical… 294 more words

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Synod on the Family: 7

7. The Openness of the Married Couple to Life 

a) What knowledge do Christians have today of the teachings of Humanae vitae on responsible parenthood? Are they aware of how morally to evaluate the different methods of family planning? 511 more words


The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (Dec 28) - Birth Control

It is very tempting for me to write about the one line of scripture (Col 3:18) which appeared in the readings — containing just six small words — that can send a thousand feminists into an apoplectic frenzy.  1,377 more words


No Need to Breed Like Rabbits - The Same Message in Different Words

One of the most interesting things about Pope Francis’ pontificate is that there always seems to be a news story about what he said on the flight back from wherever he was to Rome. 587 more words

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A Message to Pope Francis: Birth Control is an Economic Issue

On Monday, Pope Francis made quite a remarkable statement in beseeching Catholics to speak of “responsible parenthood.” He continued, “Some think that- excuse the word- in order to be good Catholics we have to be like rabbits. 1,106 more words


On Catholic rabbits

Headlines again about the Pope saying something new. Or is it? Apparently, we learn from many media, we Catholics are no longer obliged to produce as many children as possible. 425 more words

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