About the Author

Jenna's pro-life work began in college when she headed the student organization Choose Life at Yale, and directed the annual Vita et Veritas pro-life conference. After studying abroad in Russia and working in Rome, she has returned to her beautiful hometown in Montana and supports life by writing articles for HLI and knitting adorable blankets for all the babies she knows.

Chances of Getting an STD with a Condom

By Jenna McGuire and Marisa Cantu / November 14, 2023 /
unhappy couple

  Introduction New contraceptive options were supposed to bring huge improvements to “reproductive health.” Their proponents looked forward to a day when STIs and accidental pregnancies were a thing of the past. It’s time to admit that hormonal birth control and condoms aren’t going to get us there. Despite decades of innovation and availability of…

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What Really Is Headship in Marriage?

By Jenna McGuire / August 1, 2019 /
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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?

By Jenna McGuire / May 11, 2019 /
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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

By Jenna McGuire / April 26, 2019 /
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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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