Vatican Clarifies Pope’s Remarks on Zika and Contraception

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

18955836_sA Vatican spokesman has clarified that Pope Francis was speaking about the possible use of contraception to avoid pregnancy during the Zika outbreak, but was only saying that it could be possible “in particular cases of emergency or gravity and could be the object of discernment in a serious case of conscience.”

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Media Distorts JPII Friendship with Philosopher

pope john paul IICommentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

A documentary was aired last night on the British television station BBC One about the friendship between St. John Paul II and a female philosopher named Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, erroneously implying that although the pope never “broke his vow of celibacy”, the relationship was much closer than it should have been.

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Pandas Get More Airtime than March for Life

4215386_sCommentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Big surprise. The mainstream media’s annual snubbing of the March for Life was in full swing again this year, only this time they had an excuse (hint: it wasn’t the Blizzard of 2016) – it was the debut of the Smithsonian Zoo’s latest giant panda cub, Bei Bei.

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