Are WHO and UNICEF secretly sterilizing Kenyan women with a tetanus vaccine? Maybe, but probably not.

vaccine

Last week, the bishops of Kenya accused the WHO and UNICEF of secretly lacing a tetanus vaccine with a hormone intended to induce miscarriage and sterility in Kenyan women of childbearing age, in an effort to reduce the population. The bishops issued a press release, saying: [W]e shall not waver in calling upon all Kenyans to avoid the tetanus vaccination campaign laced with Beta-HCG, because we are convinced that  it is indeed a disguised population control programme. We do know that the WHO a … [Read more...]

At the Register: Should Catholics support UNICEF?

Unicef

 Absolutely not.  Here are a few reasons why.And for goodness' sake, if a cute little Spiderman or vampire shows up on your porch with an orange UNICEF box, don't harangue the poor kid.  Just say, "No, thanks, we support better charities."   … [Read more...]

At the Register: Seeing pink? Follow the money.

Common sense is not profitable.  Pink cheese graters and pink shoelaces and pink garbage cans are -- and so is abortion. … [Read more...]

Because my husband said I should . . .

Here is an excerpt from the chapter I'm contributing to a book about marriage: Children give our bodies purpose.  I always have to laugh when people complain, “The Church treats women like baby-making machines!”  The truth is, the secular world is the one that treats women that way—and expends tremendous amounts of money and effort in trying to find the “off” button, often putting women through years of physical and psychological contortions with one kind of contraception after another.The C … [Read more...]

Lots of siblings = low divorce rate?

Interesting little tidbit on CatholicCulture.org: Sociologists from Ohio State University have found that children from large families have markedly lower divorce rates.The equation that emerged after a 40-year study, involving a sample of 57,000 American adults, was simple: The more siblings you had as a child, the less likely you were to be divorced as an adult. The researchers don’t offer an explanation for this phenomenon—in fact they seem to be stumped—but they know it’s not because the … [Read more...]

Theology of the Body reading recommendations?

A reader writes: I've got a Catholic friend who is sorely in need of some good reading materials on the main concepts in Theology of the Body. She buys into very secular views of contraception, abortion, marriage, and sex in general, and has admitted a total lack of education regarding the Catholic teaching on the subjects, as well as a (reluctant) interest in obtaining said education.I'm looking for something that's intelligent, readable, down to earth, doesn't assume that you already agree … [Read more...]


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