Are Condoms the Solution to STDs?

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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has reported that STIs are at all-time highs in recent years. For example, in 2009, about 25% of teenage girls had an STI, comprising almost 40% of those with “sexual experience.”1 A decade later in 2019, estimates were about the same.2 Total STI rates have reached record levels and are continuing…

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What Really Is Headship in Marriage?

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“Wives should be submissive to their husbands as to the Lord.” ~ St. Paul The dreaded “submission” featured in Ephesians 5 lands like a four-letter word on the ears of many who are otherwise eager to put Catholic social teaching into practice in their lives. This negative response to the idea of headship in marriage…

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Is Remarriage after Catholic Annulment Adultery?

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The short answer is no, remarriage after annulment is morally permissable. The Catholic Church does not acknowledge divorce. In the Catholic mindset, marriage is not merely contractual, but sacramental. It is a permanent spiritual union formed by God, and it makes no more sense to speak of a couple becoming un-married than of a person…

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7 Basic Points: A Humanae Vitae Summary

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Humanae Vitae (On Human Life) is Pope Paul VI’s famed 1968 encyclical on contraception and reproductive ethics. Written in light of a study commissioned by the Vatican on modern reproductive issues, its timing coincided with the sudden prevalence of contraception and concerns about overpopulation in society at large. Pope Paul VI’s writings reaffirmed long-held Church…

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