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Clarifying the pope’s comments about contraception

Another in-flight interview, yet another media frenzy.  It seems that every time Pope Francis takes to the skies there is more and more controversy, particularly from those who seem to have a strange interest in changing Church teaching.


This time one of the more interesting comments from the Holy Father was on the subject of contraception.  The pope was asked a question about the Zika virus and whether abortion [as the lesser of two evils] or avoiding pregnancy would be acceptable courses of action for women to take.

Pro-life alternative to Planned Parenthood starts to impact on US abortion numbers

Kathleen Eaton Bravo is herself a post-abortive mother
 
Obria medical clinics.  Never heard of them?  That’s understandable, because they only exist in the United States.  But these clinics are fast becoming abortion giant Planned Parenthood’s worst nightmare as they fight against the anti-life tide to offer people an alternative to abortion.
 
 
Kathleen Eaton Bravo, who foundedBirth Choicemore than thirty years ago and who is credited with kickstarting the Obria model, says that Obria has gone from saving around four babies in 2006 to almost 1,000 in 2014; and this appears to be having a negative impact on the number of abortions performed at Planned Parenthood.

Pope Francis speaks out against the redefinition of marriage and the need to protect life from conception until natural death

Pope Francis has once again spoken about the need to protect all life
 
Pope Francis has urged all Catholic people to "protect the beauty and truth of the family" and to "be a support and example for other families" as he delivered a discourse at the Mall of Asia Arena in the Philippines.
 
The pope said: "The pressures on family life today are many. Herein the Philippines, countless families are still suffering from the effects of natural disasters.The economic situation has caused families to be separated by migration and the search for employment, and financial problems strain many households.

All the pro-life facts about hormonal contraception (that you probably don't want to hear)

 
In the first of a three part series, pro-life advocate Abby Johnson challenges pro-lifers on the use of hormonal contraception and states that those who believe that life begins at conception 'MUST unequivocally oppose hormonal contraception.'
 
Abby explains that hormonal contraception does not always prevent ovulation and, as a result, hormonal methods have a backup plan which ensures the lining of the uterine wall is thinnned so that any newly conceived human being cannot implant on the wall.

Synod Fathers Set an Understanding Tone as Mid-Term Report is Published

 
If I could sum up in one sentence what is contained in the Synod on Family Life’s mid-term report - as presented by the Synod’s General Reporter Cardinal Erdo - I would say: ‘Imitating the loving gaze of Christ to appreciate the difficulties experienced by many people and recognising the need to offer them companionship, in the hope that together we may experience the joy of the Gospel of the family.’
 
There are numerous reports circulating about the document, many of which are suggesting a significant change in tone with the possibility of changes in Church doctrine.

What does the Church teach about children in marriage?

 
What is the significance of the child in a marriage?
 
A child is a creature and a gift of God, which comes to earth through the love of his parents. True love does not desire a couple to be self-contained. Love opens up in the child. A child that has been conceived and born is not something "made", nor is he the sum of his paternal and maternal genes. He is a completely new and unique creature of God, equipped with his own soul. The child therefore does not belong to the parents and is not their property.

African Women Rejecting Contraception and Turning to Natural Family Planning

A recent family planning conference sponsored by the US Agency for International Development and the World Health Organisation's Department of Reproductive Health and Research threw up a real surprise when it was discovered that natural family planning is playing a significant part in the lives of people across Africa.
 
 
 
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