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Danger! Hormonal Contraception Use Doubles Risk of Brain Tumor in 15-49 Year-olds.

Researchers in Denmark have discovered that there is both a moderate increased risk of developing glioma (a type of brain tumor) among women who engage in shorter-term use of hormonalcontraceptives and a two-fold risk of developing glioma among 15-49 year olds who use oral contraceptives for … [Read More...]

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Pope Francis says many children are, “Orphans within the family.”

In his general audience, Pope Francis is asserting the importance of family life, repeating his exhortation to parents, and particularly fathers, to "waste time with your children."  One even more remarkable statement he made was that too many children are "orphans within the family."From … [Read More...]

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Update from the Hutch: Pope Francis Praises Large Families

For all the cyber sturm und drang yesterday surrounding Pope Francis comment that Catholics don't have to reproduce like rabbits to be faithful to the Church, many people forget that only a couple of … [Read More...]

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Hugs Not Drugs? Physical Affection Fights Disease, Study Says

Don't get me wrong, I'll still take my Dayquil and my antibiotics, but maybe I'll follow that up with an extra big hug from anyone who can stand to be around my snuffly self.  (from … [Read More...]

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The Crux of the Matter: Catholics and Contraception–A Challenge to Margery Eagan.

Over at Crux News the other day, Margery Eagan posted a column indicating that she was "devastated" that Pope Francis crushed her hopes for reform on pelvic issues by affirming Pope Paul … [Read More...]

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Pope Francis and Catholic Rabbits–5 Points to Consider

Pope Francis raised more than a few eyebrows yesterday when he said, "Some think, excuse me if I use the word, that in order to be good Catholics, we have to be like rabbits - but no."  Pope Francis … [Read More...]

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Pope Francis Encourages Breastfeeding in Sistine Chapel

This past Sunday, Pope Francis celebrated the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord by baptizing 33 babies in the Sistine Chapel, NBC News reports. During the mass, the Catholic leader encouraged … [Read More...]

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CNN (!?!) Loves NFP

This article isn't perfect, but the fact that its as good as it is and in CNN is a minor miracle.  Nice to see the world is catching up with those of us who've been in the know since Humanae Vitae. … [Read More...]

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Are Your Committing These 2 Relationship-Killing Habits?

When you have a conflict with your spouse or significant other, do you withdraw like a turtle into its shell? Or perhaps you expect your partner to be a mind reader about what ticks you off?  Those … [Read More...]

5 Signs YOU’RE Dealing with Toxic People

Although, as Christians, we are called to be charitable toward others, there are some relationships that we simply have to acknowledge are patently unhealthy.  Certainly we can pray for healing, but … [Read More...]


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