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“Because I Know We are One”: Helen Alvaré on Hope for a Church in Crisis

Photo Courtesy of Even the Sparrow

When I was invited to attend the FOCUS conference, SLS20: “Made for Mission” in Phoenix Dec 30-Jan 3, I jumped at the chance. The prior year’s event, SEEK2019, had been attended by some friends who declared it life-changing. And to have it in my backyard? Count me in!

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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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Fortnight for Freedom 2017 Underway!

church steeple flagToday’s feast of the martyrdom of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher marks the beginning of 10 days which have been set aside to focus on religious freedom issues both here and abroad.

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