Humanae Vitae and the #MeToo Movement

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

If Pope Paul VI was alive today, he would have every right to look at the #MeToo movement and say, “I told you so.” And he did – 50 years ago when he issued papal encyclical, Humanae Vitae, which put forth the Church’s teaching on love and marriage and on the use of artificial birth control. Since that time it has been called everything from puritanical to completely out-of-touch. But one thing it’s rarely been called is exactly what it turned out to be – the truth.

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Women Rethink the Sexual Revolution

In a groundbreaking conference held in Washington DC last month, some of the Church’s most influential women spoke about how the #MeToo movement proves the abject failure of the now 50-year-old sexual revolution that was supposed to liberate us and set us free.

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“Pink Hat” Marchers to Converge on Detroit This Weekend

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Organizers of the infamous 2017 Women’s March are hosting a convention for women in Detroit this weekend where they will bring together leaders of the women’s rights and “progressive” movement and every day women – but the affair is already riddled with criticism and internal conflict.

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The New “Cheap Sex” Trend

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

A landmark new book entitled, Cheap Sex: The Transformation of Men, Marriage, and Monogamy by Mark Regnerus, proposes that three technological advancements have facilitated cheap sex: contraception, pornography, and online dating.

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New Book Details How Women Found Freedom in Church Teaching

Even as the war on women continues to be a talking point in the presidential campaign, a new book published by Catholic women describes the personal journeys of women who found truth, peace and freedom by embracing the same Church teachings society wants them to reject.

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