5 Facts about Altruistic Surrogacy

Surrogacy is the process of conceiving a child by in vitro fertilization (IVF) or artificial insemination, then implanting the embryo in the womb of a woman (called the surrogate) who is not the intended mother of the child. Once the child is born, the surrogate gives the child to the intended parents. Altruistic surrogacy is a . . . Read more

The 7 “Pros” and Cons of Surrogacy

Surrogacy: Some Background Info This article is meant to be an overview of the types of surrogacy that are being discussed openly in the public square, so Catholics may be informed of the types of surrogacy and ethical issues surrounding them. It must be stated right from the outset that there are no true “pros” . . . Read more

Healing The Modern Fatherless Culture

How We Know God is “Father” and not “Mother” The lack of a true vision of fatherhood is one of the tragedies of today’s culture. At the practical level, we live in a fatherless society. Fathers are not only many times physically absent from their children, they are also spiritually and morally absent as well. . . . Read more

The Negative Effects of the Pill

1. All 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 . . . Read more

The Teaching of the Prophetic Encyclical Humanae Vitae IV

The Second Prediction: Men Would Lose Respect for Women The second prediction of Paul VI in Humanae Vitae, no. 17, was that if people resorted to contraception, men would lose respect for women: Another effect that gives cause for alarm is that a man who grows accustomed to the use of contraceptive methods may forget . . . Read more

The Teaching of the Prophetic Encyclical Humanae Vitae III

The Predictions of Pope Saint Paul VI The first prediction of Paul VI in Humanae Vitae, no. 17 was that if people resorted to contraception, there would follow a general increase in immorality, especially among the youth, and also an increase in marital infidelity: Upright men can even better convince themselves of the solid grounds . . . Read more

Understanding Gender Ideology

Author’s Note: None of the following is intended to be a personal attack on any person of any gender identity or sexual orientation: gay, lesbian, transgender, or other. The Catholic Church and Human Life International view all such persons with the love and respect natural in accord with their human dignity. This article is directed . . . Read more

The Ideology of “Gender” is a Degenerate Ideology

None of the following is intended to be a personal attack on any person of any sexual orientation: homosexual, lesbian, transgender or any other. The Word of God and the Catholic Church teach us to love and respect these people, who have the same human dignity. They need our courteous help to live chastely despite . . . Read more

Can Catholics Apply the Principle of Probabilism to Abortion Decisions?

Some baptized Catholics who support abortion use a distorted understanding of Church teaching on the “primacy” of conscience to support their views. They also frequently misrepresent theological principles regarding Catholic sexual ethics.  One of the most common abuses involves probabilism, which simply means that, if a definitive judgment has not yet been rendered by the . . . Read more

What is the Role of Conscience in Moral Decision-Making?

The Modern Misunderstanding of Conscience A fundamental misunderstanding of the role of the human conscience lies at the root of many of the problems in the Catholic Church today.  Very few Catholics even know what that role actually is.  When pressed, many will say, “If my conscience tells me that a particular action is all . . . Read more