Dangers to Life in Prenatal Testing

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / January 17, 2022 /
baby in ultrasound

Modern forms of non-invasive prenatal tests (called NIPT, for short) are growing in popularity, being used by hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of women every year in the United States alone. These highly profitable tests, which promise parents a glimpse into the future of an unborn child by detecting some type of malformation or…

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Family and the Theology of the Body

By Susan Ciancio / December 29, 2021 /
happy family in a park

Over the course of 129 general audiences—from September 5, 1979, through November 28, 1984—Pope John Paul II taught about God’s love, our relationship with Him and with others, and God’s desire to watch us grow in love and fullness with Him. This collection of papal addresses is now known as the Theology of the Body.…

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The Teaching of the Prophetic Encyclical Humanae Vitae (Part XIII)

By Adolfo J. Castañeda / December 22, 2021 /

Previous articles in this series: Part I: Introduction to Humanae Vitae Part II: The Predictions of Humanae Vitae Part III: The First Prophecy Part IV: The Second Prophecy Part V: The Third Prophecy Part VI: The Fourth Prophecy Part VII: Modernity’s Challenges to Humanae Vitae Part VIII: The Church’s Right to Teach on Birth Control Part IX: The Church’s Teaching Authority Part X: Principles of Humanae Vitae Part XI:…

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Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: False Mercy

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / December 13, 2021 /
elderly man in bed with someone taking care of him

In a disturbing development, Switzerland has approved a euthanasia device designed to make killing people easier than ever, including in locations where the practice is illegal. The colorful device, with a sleek design that looks like something straight out of a futuristic dystopian movie, was created by euthanasia-enthusiast Dr. Philip Nitschke. The device is called…

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May Catholics Get the Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine?

By Susan Ciancio / December 8, 2021 /
the johnson and johnson covid-19 vaccine

Our world has been rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the virus continues to mutate, there is one thing we can be sure of: COVID will be around for quite some time. At the height of the pandemic, as businesses, schools, and other activities closed down, people clamored for a vaccine—something to make this nightmare…

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The Teaching of the Prophetic Encyclical Humanae Vitae (Part XII)

By Adolfo J. Castañeda / November 24, 2021 /
The Second Vatican Council

Previous articles in this series: Part I: Introduction to Humanae Vitae Part II: The Predictions of Humanae Vitae Part III: The First Prophecy Part IV: The Second Prophecy Part V: The Third Prophecy Part VI: The Fourth Prophecy Part VII: Modernity’s Challenges to Humanae Vitae Part VIII: The Church’s Right to Teach on Birth Control Part IX: The Church’s Teaching Authority Part X: Principles of Humanae Vitae Part XI:…

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Teaching about Reproductive Technologies

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 22, 2021 /
Couple with baby shoes

If an obscure, small-town Jewish rabbi tells his congregation what Judaism teaches, is that national news? What about if a Buddhist monk preaches the teachings of Buddhism? Or if a Hindu guru explains Hinduism to his followers? It seems quite obvious that there is nothing noteworthy about any of these scenarios. And yet, for some…

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Surrogate Motherhood

By Brian Clowes, PhD / November 19, 2021 /
surrogacy arrangement surrogate mother

In essence, [surrogacy] is the ultimate manifestation of the neoliberal project of capitalist commodification of all life to create profit and fulfill the narcissistic desires of an entitled elite. ~Kathleen Sloan, director of the Connecticut chapter of the National Organization for Women.1   What Is Surrogacy? Surrogate motherhood is the oldest form of assisted reproduction.…

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Italy’s LGBT Zan Bill Rejected

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 8, 2021 /

In a rare victory for pro-family activists, Italian senators have voted down a bill that would have banned so-called “hate speech” based upon “sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability.” The Zan Bill was named after homosexualist activist and Democratic party legislator Alessandro Zan. It had already passed the Lower House of Parliament by…

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The Teaching of the Prophetic Encyclical Humanae Vitae (Part XI)

By Adolfo J. Castañeda / October 29, 2021 /

Previous articles in this series: Part I: Introduction to Humanae Vitae Part II: The Predictions of Humanae Vitae Part III: The First Prophecy Part IV: The Second Prophecy Part V: The Third Prophecy Part VI: The Fourth Prophecy Part VII: Modernity’s Challenges to Humanae Vitae Part VIII: The Church’s Right to Teach on Birth Control Part IX: The Church’s Teaching Authority Part X: Principles of Humanae Vitae…

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