Critics find UN contraception push harmful to women

New York City, N.Y., Nov 23, 2012 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A United Nations population report calling for global contraceptive access has drawn fire from doctors and pro-life advocates who say the funding would better spent preventing maternal deaths. “A push to increase spending on contraceptives in developing countries by the United Nations Population Fund is at best misguided, and at worst harmful to women and families,” Dr. John F. Brehany, executive director of Catholic … [Read more...]

Vatican nativity set might include animals not at Jesus’ birth

Vatican City, Nov 23, 2012 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican has started construction on its annual nativity set in St. Peter's Square, and the display is expected to include a few animals that may not have been at Jesus' birth.The Pope said in his third book on the life of Christ, "Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives," released Nov. 21, that the ox and the donkey, regularly included in nativity scenes, are not mentioned in the gospels.But they are included … [Read more...]


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