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Esolen on Paul VI and Humanae Vitae

An excellent piece on Paul VI and Humanae Vitae by the ever lucid Anthony Esolen.

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Save the Date!

Our very own Chris Manion, Director of the Campaign for Humanae Vitae, will be speaking at this important conference:

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From Under the Rubble…Father Time

  “The Holy Father lives in Rome, Why won’t Daddy live at home?” Welfare Lullaby It’s been a great year for the Holy Father. But a lot of fathers haven’t been so lucky. Or so holy. “In 1960, fewer than one in 10 children lived in a single-parent home,” writes Dr. Patrick Fagan, one of…

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The Catechism of Hockey–“Check” It Out!

It is a pleasure for the Bellarmine Forum to take part in this “blog tour” of an important new book just recently published!  Readers of the Bellarmine Forum may know Alyssa Bormes as a woman whose life was changed through her reading of Humanae Vitae.  Indeed, as she says, “Humanae Vitae changed my life!”  She…

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Janet Smith on Humanae Vitae at 45

A refreshing look from premier defender of life, founder of the Women’s Care Center and Professor who holds the Father Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. Be sure to see the letter written by Padre Pio to Pope Paul VI two months after the promulgation of the…

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From Under the Rubble…Soma for the Sexually Comatose

Folks don’t normally talk about contraception in polite company, they just quietly use it. But during the 2012 election campaign, a sleazy but brilliantly conceived dog-and-pony show made contraceptives a sudden centerpiece of the liberal campaign agenda. The message was simple: “Contraception is good (you’re using it, aren’t you?), but some nasty old rich men…

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Contraception and the Sovereignty of God (or, Why Acceptance of Humanae Vitae Should Be a Litmus Test for Church Personnel)

Recently, a priest friend of mine was recounting to me his experience of an appreciation dinner for “liturgical ministers” in the parish where he is an associate.  I must confess, the first image that came to my mind when he said this was the bar scene at Mos Eisley Space Port from the original Star…

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My last ten burials/funerals with “Fr. Strangelove”…

…or How I stop worrying and learned to love the (Demographic) Bomb, NOT! A stranger came into the sacristy after Sunday Mass. In an incriminating huff he said, “I have been away from the area for fifteen years; where are the people? And now you are tearing down the school? I went there as a…

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From Under the Rubble…Should the Church Abandon Humanae Vitae?

Pope Paul VI promulgated Humanae Vitae on July 25, 1968. It has had a rough ride ever since. Bishops admit that they’ve been reluctant to teach it. Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, Chairman of the bishops’ “Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth,” acknowledges that “the majority of Catholics still do not know about Church…

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Does Contraception Help, Or Hurt, The Poor?

The Witherspoon Institute has an important three part series that begins by looking at the Contraceptive Mandate, and then moves more deeply to address the persuasive task that confronts us in the culture: given that the formidable evidence documenting the destructive nature of contraception is on our side, how do we turn the tide? A…

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