- May 30, 2020
Recent studies have shown that more and more women are ditching the pill and opting for fertility awareness methods as a natural way to avoid or delay pregnancy. “All women – Protestant, Catholic, Atheists, and nones – can appreciate this hormone free (and conscience free) alternative to chemical contraception,” Christian advocates say.
After nine people died due to heat in what appeared to be an immigrant smuggler’s truck parked near a Walmart in San Antonio, Catholic leaders speak up against what they are calling “an incomprehensible tragedy.” The local archbishop expressed hope that this might call people not only to tears, but to action.
A recent ‘La Civiltà Cattolica’ article denounced an ‘ecumenism of hate’ in the U.S. between fundamentalist Evangelicals and ‘Catholic Integralists,’ but Charles Camosy says that ironically, the article trafficked in the very dualistic thinking it denounced, and that ‘Manichean poison’ of either left or right damages the Body of Christ.
After a student at Loyola University of Maryland was murdered along with three friends, the president of the university, Jesuit Father Brian F. Linnane, tried to make sense of the senseless at the young man’s funeral.
Donald Trump’s proposed tax changes include doubling the standard deduction. Charities fear that this would lead fewer and fewer people to see a financial benefit from charitable giving and thus would cut that giving substantially.
“Going back to a classroom, when you teach the kids the four reasons to pray — one of them is praise,” Bob Fassbinder, beekeeper and catechist, said. “When you just step out on a day like today when all the things are blooming and I’m watching the bees work and doing their things, I can’t help but say, ‘God, this is beautiful. This is fantastic. You are doing your best work when you did this right here.'”