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Can you use NFP with a Contraceptive Mentality?

This article is an unexpected follow up to an article I wrote recently called “The Myth of the Contraceptive Mentality.” Based on the feedback from that article I thought it would be good to dive into what exactly a contraceptive mentality is and why couples who use Natural Family Planning (NFP) can never be guilty of such a thing. 1,114 more words


Poland: Righteous Among the Nations?

When the Polish government passed a bill on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day in an effort to criminalize attributing responsibility for the Holocaust to Poles, many Israeli leaders and Jews became furious considering the move tantamount to a form of Holocaust denial. 86 more words

Salvific Doloris: Part 1

Salvifici Doloris is an Apostolic Letter from Pope John Paul II which was written after the assassination attempt in 1981. It is about suffering and joy or as the title says in Latin saving passion. 1,085 more words


Collective Memories of Death Camps and Complicity in Nazi-Occupied Poland

Ron Berger —

The Polish government recently passed a law making it illegal in Poland to accuse the nation of complicity in the crimes committed by Nazi Germany in Polish territory during World War II, and from using the term “Polish death camps” to describe the concentration camps that were established and operated by the Nazis. 3,175 more words

Culture And Society

8 February: Saint Josephine Bakhita

Saint Josephine Bakhita

Saint Josephine was born in Sudan in 1869 where she was kidnapped and sold into slavery as a child. She was a modern slave: in servitude despite laws forbidding it. 168 more words

Daily Reflections

Vatican: Director of the Office of Women’s Issues - Feminist Appointed

Marta Rodriguez got a new job in May of 2017, perhaps a job she never expected to have, in a place she never expected to work. 289 more words

Powaqqatsi: Life in Transformation


Review: This is an exploration of technologically developing nations and also the effect that transition to Western-style modernisation has had on them. 179 more words