Catholic Youth Pen Open Letter in Support of Humanae Vitae

As we near the 50th Anniversary of the promulgation of Humanae Vitae, the Church’s definitive statement on artificial birth control, nearly 200 Catholic youth have published an open letter of support for the document, calling it “beautiful and prophetic.”

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Nigerian Woman Takes on Melinda Gates

obianuju ekeochaCommentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

The announcement that the Gates Foundation is contributing $375 million for family planning efforts in Africa has sparked the ire of a Nigerian pro-life leader who is irked by the idea of a billionaire telling African women what to do with their bodies.

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Obama Brags About Birth Control Mandate

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

During a fundraiser in St. Louis earlier this week, President Barack Obama bragged about a new regulation that will force religious institutions to provide birth control coverage for their employees, a rule the U.S. bishops have denounced as an “unprecedented attack on religious liberty.”

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Wisconsin Bishops to Contest Mandatory Contraception Coverage

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

In a blatant example of why rigorous conscience protection is needed in the U.S., the state of Wisconsin has passed a new budget in which employers are required to include contraception coverage in their employees’ health insurance. Religious employers are not exempted from the mandate, which prompted the Wisconsin Bishops Conference to issue a strong objection to the policy, calling the move “blatant insensitivity to our moral values and legal rights.”

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