Holy Sex! What Catholics Can Teach the World About Infallible Loving.

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The Patheos Catholic Channel is hosting a Symposium on the Family in light of the upcoming Extraordinary Synod on the Family in October and the recent release of the working document for the Synod.  Most people believe that Catholics take a rather dim and ignorant view of sex.  I used to be one of them.  Growing up, it seemed to me that there were two prevailing schools of thought among Catholics.  The first I call the "Keep God Out of My Bedroom" School.   This is the more Medite … [Read more...]

Ricki Lake to Produce Documentary on Dangers of the Pill

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I admit I never saw this coming.  Check out the story here which includes an anti-contraceptive pill tweet from Ms. Lake herself.    Here's a sample of the article.Lake will act as executive producer alongside director Abby Epstein in a full-length film based on Holly Grigg-Spall's book Sweetening The Pill: or How We Became Hooked On Hormonal Birth Control.“In the 50 years since its release, the birth control Pill has become synonymous with women’s liberation and has been thought of as so … [Read more...]

Sign Here: “Delivery Man” Drops an Opportunity At Catholics’ Doorstep

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I saw the movie "Delivery Man" this past weekend.  Vince Vaughn plays a meat delivery guy who, 20 years before,  paid for his parents' anniversary trip to Italy by donating sperm to a fertility clinic over 600 times.  Due to an administrative error, the clinic overused his "donations" and, as a result, he is the biological father of 533 children who initiate legal action to discover his identity.The movie was cute enough and did its best to be respectful (as least as respectful as a comedy co … [Read more...]

Study Says,Casual Sex Can Cause Depression

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“There’s always been a question about which one is the cause  and which is the effect.  This study  provides evidence that poor mental health can lead to casual sex, but also that  casual sex leads to additional declines in mental health.” Sandberg-Thoma conducted the study with Claire Kamp Dush,  assistant professor of human sciences at Ohio State.  The research was published online recently in  the Journal of Sex Research and will  appear in a future print edition. One surprising finding was th … [Read more...]

More Proof that Liberal Sex Ed. Doesn’t Work

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the  percentage of American students using condoms hit its peak at around 60% a  decade ago, and has stalled since then, even declining among some demographics.  A recent study released by the Sex Information and Education Council of Canada found that nearly 50% of sexually active college students aren’t using condoms.  Other reports have found that while teenagers are likely to use a condom  the first time they have sex, their be … [Read more...]

Emily Litella Says, “There’s NO WAY Gay Marriage Will Lead to Polyamory/Polygamy!”

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So, just last May 2012, gay advocate, Jonathan Rauch argued on NPR that the thought that same-sex marriage could possibly lead to mainstream acceptance of polyamory/polygamy was ridiculous.Rauch:  Same sex marriage leads away from polygamy, not for it. It's odd to argue that because children need parents, you should be against polygamy. That's one of the arguments polygamists make - that, you know, you have more moms and a dad. Isn't that great? In fact, the problem with polygamy is exactly … [Read more...]

Speaking of NFP, The Atlantic Discovers Something Faithful Catholics Have Known All Along

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There was a terrific article in The Atlantic last week on the growing awareness and promotion of Natural Family Planning by secular medical professionals (who prefer to refer to it as Fertility Awareness Based Methods--FABM).  Really good piece. ...surveys  conducted by physicians at the University of Utah show that when natural fertility-awareness methods are described to women, 25 percent say they would strongly consider using one as their means of birth control. But thanks to its glaring i … [Read more...]

Real Catholic Love and Sex Takes on the Ultra-Traditionalists on NFP So I Don’t Have To

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Really good piece over at Real Catholic Love and Sex on the struggle of ultra-traditionalists to accept Natural Family Planning.   Here's a taste.Ultra-traditionalist Catholics don’t get a pass on this any more than “Catholics for Choice”. “More Catholic than the Pope” is simply another form of protest and yet another way of being “Protestant”.Taking a closer look at the critiques, those who think promotion of NFP is a deviation from “traditional” Catholic teaching have often misunderstoo … [Read more...]


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