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Bishop Tells Hostile Crowd at Gay Marriage Debate: My Secretary was Murdered by a Gay Activist
Last edited 7th June 2013

In what is being acknowledged even by liberal Catholics as a courageous move, Springfield, IL Bishop Thomas Paprocki debated dissident nun Sr. Jeannine Gramick on the topic of gay “marriage” before a decidedly gay-friendly crowd on Friday. In a shocking revelation in his opening remarks, the bishop told the crowd that his former secretary was brutally murdered by a gay activist simply for suggesting that he change his lifestyle.

Cohabitation #3: Commitment Delay
Last edited 31st May 2013

What impact does cohabitation have on the stability of the future marriage?

I'm Gay, but I'm Not Switching to a Church That Supports Gay Marriage
Last edited 31st May 2013

When I became Catholic in 1998, as a college sophomore, I didn't know any other gay Christians. I'd been raised in a kind of pointillist Reform Judaism, almost entirely protected from homophobia; when I realized I was gay it was, if anything, a relief. I thought I finally had an explanation for the persistent sense of difference I'd felt since early childhood. This sheltered upbringing may help explain my sunny undergraduate confidence that even though I knew of literally nobody else who had ever tried to be both unashamedly gay and obediently Catholic, I was totally going to do it. No problem, guys, I got this.

Romance Alone Not Enough to Sustain a Marriage
Last edited 22nd May 2013

Internationally-acclaimed by reviewers in the US, the UK as well as Australia, Kevin Andrews' book, "Maybe 'I Do:' Modern Marriage & the Pursuit of Happiness" explores the role, significance and challenges facing couples in today's changing world.


What About Infertile Couples?
Last edited 14th May 2013

The case of infertile couples is surely the favorite counter-example of those who question the consistency of traditional Catholic sexual ethics. How can homosexual, masturbatory, or contraceptive behavior be condemned for its infertility when allowances are made for heterosexual couples who know in advance that pregnancy is an impossibility?


What is Emotional Chastity?
Last edited 13th May 2013

Chastity is not just about our physical sexual desires, it about so much more than that. Because we aren’t just bodies – we are bodies, hearts, minds, and souls, and chastity is about purity in all of those areas. Emotional chastity is about guarding the purity of our hearts and minds . . . which can sometimes be just as challenging as guarding the purity of our bodies.


RU486 Risky, Painful and Dangerous - Women's Health Advocate
Last edited 8th May 2013

The Australian Federal Government's decision to consider subsidising RU 486 (mifepristone) or the Abortion Pill as it is popularly-known by placing it on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme is a return to the dangerous days of illegal back street abortions in the 1950s and early 60s.


Contraceptive Pill Dangers - Women Speak Out About Severe Side Effects & Deaths
Last edited 2nd May 2013

Professor Kerryn Phelps was the president of the Australian Medical Association when she was prescribed a drug that nearly killed her. The drug in question is Yaz or Yasmin - a contraceptive pill that hit the market in 2008 promising to clear up acne and reduce monthly symptoms. Australians were blissfully unaware of the thousands of women in the US who had reported severe side effects from Yaz and Yasmin. The side effects included heart attacks, strokes, blindness and deadly blood clots.


The Pressure of Proposing
Last edited 30th April 2013

Somewhere along the way, proposals have become almost bigger and more important than the engagement itself! This need for a large-scale proposal certainly reflects our voyeuristic culture, where we almost live our lives to be seen while always watching the lives of others. It’s almost like finding that special person who loves you isn’t enough anymore, we also need everyone to see and applaud it too. Visit this article by Tamara Rajakariar to read more.

A Look at Some Biblical Texts in Opposition to Contraception
Last edited 24th April 2013

Did you know that no Christian denomination prior to 1930 ever taught the contraception was anything but sinful? The first denomination to depart from this received teaching was the Anglicans, who at the 1930 Lambeth conference set aside more than 5000 years of Jewish and Christian wisdom and embraced the modern contraceptive notion that there is no necessary connection between procreation and sex. One by one the other Protestant denominations fell, such that today, only Catholic and Orthodox Christians, as well as some Orthodox Jews, are left holding the light of ancient antiquity.


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