An Introduction to Church Teaching on Contraception – HLI Educational Series

This resource is available as an eight-page booklet that can be ordered from our store. Order copies through HLI’s online store here. Most Catholics reject the Church’s teaching on contraception not because they’ve carefully considered it,but because they’ve never had to do so. When someone hears that the Catholic Church has a teaching about contraception, . . . Read more

Contraception and Women – HLI Educational Series

This resource is available as an eight-page booklet that can be ordered from our store. Order copies through HLI’s online store here. Isn’t “the Pill” Good for Women and Society? One gets the idea, especially since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, which declared contraception “essential medicine,” that hormonal contraceptive drugs are like Aspirin . . . Read more

Contraception vs. NFP – HLI Educational Series

This resource is available as an eight-page booklet that can be ordered from our store. Order copies through HLI’s online store here. What is the difference between Contraception and Natural Family Planning? Every married couple has the responsibility to prayerfully practice what the Catholic Church calls “responsible parenthood,” as it pertains to the number and . . . Read more

Abortifacients – HLI Educational Series

This resource is available as an eight-page booklet that can be ordered from our store. Order copies through HLI’s online store here. Do Some Contraceptives Cause Abortions? The debate is over language, not science. In 1963, the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) shared the widely held definition of abortion as being . . . Read more

Humanae Vitae Explained

In this 2001 presentation, Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro-Carambula, executive director of HLI’s Rome office, explains that the Church has always taught that contraception is a sin. Some claims arose starting in the early 1960s that this teaching was in question, but this has never been the case. The climate of the times within the Church and . . . Read more

Condoms: Little-Known Scientific Facts

1. Condoms fail for regular users: The condom is the most commonly used barrier method of contraception in the world. Yet according to mainstream scientific sources, its efficacy has been grossly overstated by its promoters. After the use of just 10 condoms, the probability of at least one failure is 52%, according to the authoritative Contraceptive . . . Read more

Negative Effects of the Pill

1. Hormonal contraceptives have severe side effects: Though noted media and feminist groups typically present hormonal contraceptives as a boon for women, they overlook the serious side effects reported in mainstream scientific literature. Regularly taking powerful steroids, which are what hormonal contraceptives from the Pill to injectable Depo-Provera are, has tremendous impacts on the human body. It should . . . Read more

Depo-Provera: Injectable Abortion

Depo-Provera: Dangerous for Women, Deadly for Unborn Children 1. What is Depo-Provera?  The Depo-Provera injection is a type of hormonal anti-fertility drug that works at times as a contraceptive, but also sometimes as an abortifacient, a drug that causes abortion in some instances. Its active ingredient is depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), a synthetic form of the natural . . . Read more