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Medical Downside of Homosexual Behavior - Rick Fitzgibbons, M.D.

Amid the push for same-sex unions in Canada and the recent overturning of Texas' sodomy law, an aspect of the underlying issue is sometimes overlooked: the medical consequences of homosexual behavior.   Read more...

Men, Women, and Tenderness - Edward Sri

Holding hands, sharing an embrace or a kiss — these can be innocent expressions of love. But without great vigilance and virtue, these outward expressions can easily become a form of utilitarianism that actually ends up driving two people farther apart from each other and preventing love from fully developing.  Read more...

Message Refused: Humanae Vitae, 40 Years Later - Russell Shaw

I know a woman -- and, in fairness, I must say that she's a truly good Catholic woman -- who's slightly bonkers on the subject of birth control.  Read more...

Modern Myths About Cohabitation - Jay Copp

Nearly 4 million couples were living together outside marriage in 1990, eight times as many as in 1970, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.  Read more...

Modest Dress in the Modern World - Fr. William Saunders

Recently I attended a wedding and the bride wore a gown with her shoulders bare and a good bit of her back and front exposed. When I was growing up, such dress would not be allowed in Church. Are there any norms for modest dress?  Read more...

Modesty Revisited - Wendy Shalit

Many of the problems we hear about today - sexual harassment, date rape, young women who suffer from eating disorders and report feeling a lack of control over their bodies - are all connected, I believe, to our culture’s attack on modesty.  Read more...

Natural Family Planning (part 4) - Fr. William Saunders

While condemning the use of contraception, the Church also recognizes that some couples face serious situations in their marriage and family which move them to postpone a pregnancy, even indefinitely.  Read more...

Natural Family Planning and Self-Mastery - JANET SMITH

The difference between natural family planning (NFP) and contraception is the topic of this clarifying essay by Janet Smith.  Read more...

New Research Shows Dangers of Condoms in HIV Prevention - Culture of Life Foundation

Availability of condoms statistically increase promiscuity and risk of contracting HIV according to medical experts who presented their findings on the "ABC" approach to the HIV/Pandemic in Washington, DC last week.  Read more...

NFP and the Telos of Sex - Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk

Married Catholics today often struggle to understand the moral difference between using contraceptives to avoid a pregnancy and using natural family planning (NFP).   Read more...

Nickels, Dimes and Family Size - Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk

A few years ago, I spoke with a young man preparing to get married.  Read more...

Now for Some Good News - Frederica Mathewes-Green

Ideas don’t only have consequences, they have companions. For thirty years a ragtag trio has been running across the cultural landscape, linked like escapees from a chain gang and causing similar havoc: “sexual liberation,” “economic independence,” and “reproductive choice.” Even as the bad news is that these notions rose and flourished together, the good news is that hints of their common fall are becoming discernible.  Read more...

Of Human Life: A pastoral letter on the truth and meaning of married love - RIGHT REVEREND CHARLES J. CHAPUT

Thirty years ago Pope Paul VI issued his encyclical letter Humanae Vitae, which reaffirmed the Church’s constant teaching on the regulation of births. It is certainly the most misunderstood papal intervention of this century.  Read more...

Of morals and medicine - Father Raymond J. de Souza

In the midst of Stephen Lewis lauding Bill Clinton praising Bill Gates congratulating Bill Clinton paying tribute to Stephen Lewis, it’s hard to know what to make of the AIDS mega-conference now in Toronto.  Read more...

Old Profession, New Toleration - Roger Scruton

The state of prostitution, and the harm it causes.  Read more...

On Being a Man - and a Woman - Deacon Douglas McManaman

What does it mean to be a man? And what can we say to our female students about what it really means to be a woman? I offer a few thoughts.  Read more...

On Romance - Mark Shea

I've been watching old Jimmy Stewart movies again, which always has a strong effect on me.  Read more...

One Man, One Woman - Robert P. George

The case for preserving the definition of marriage.  Read more...

Open season on Benedict - Michael Coren

The attacks upon the Roman Catholic Church following the Pope’s comments about the dangers of condom use in Africa in the attempt to prevent AIDS have been an extraordinary lesson in applied ignorance and the survival of prejudice.   Read more...

Opposition to Gay Marriage is Not Discrimination - Rabbi Aryeh Spero

The claim being made by advocates of gay marriage is that the ban of gay marriage is simply about prejudice. They are wrong.  Read more...

Origin and Healing of Homosexual Attractions and Behaviors - RICHARD FITZGIBBONS

In my clinical experience over the past twenty years I have witnessed the resolution of the emotional pain which caused homosexual temptations and behavior in several hundred males and females.  Read more...

Out of the Closet and into Chastity - David Morrison

My pilgrimage from being a homosexual-rights activist to living life as a chaste Catholic began in earnest when I read the writings of a modern-day Protestant martyr, Dietrich Bonhoeffer.   Read more...

Oversexed, underloved - Father Raymond J. de Souza

To great popular culture fanfare, the Sex and the City movie opens tomorrow. I don't expect that I shall see it, so I thought I might offer a comment beforehand.   Read more...

Pick Your Nose, Not Your Gender - Charles Colson

Well, it may finally be time to send for the guys with the white coats to wrap me up and cart me off.  Read more...

Polluting the Waters - Anthony Esolen

The Nice Fornicators, as far as it lies in them to do so, bring about a culture of hedonism, which is by its nature antithetical to something as self-sacrificing as marriage.   Read more...


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