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The Problem of Sex

According to everything we believe to be true, sex should be at an all time high. Ever since the sexual revolution of the 70s, sex has slowly morphed from something that never got a lot of limelight into something that is normal for most people to talk about and discuss. Overall, society has become much […]

Jordan Mabe | November 30, 2018
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International AIDS Conference: Two Sides to the Story, but Where is the Truth?

The International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) is like an unkempt braid. There are three distinct stories intertwined in an effort to resemble a whole, yet the individual strands are still evident. The first story is the one made up of “marginalized groups” advocates, which include “sex workers,” transgender individuals, “men who have sex with men” […]

Abigail Long | August 9, 2018
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“I cannot believe that salvation is based on the thermometer [a necessary tool of the rhythm method], or that damnation is based on rubber.” said Dr.Andre Hellegers, a French member in the Papal Commission for the Study of Problems relating to Population, Family and Birth in commenting about Humane Vitae in 1968. Not even a […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | July 16, 2018
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A Panel on the LGBT Community

On March 13th 2017, we attended a parallel event for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) titled Lesbian, Bi and Trans: Stop Leaving Us Behind. Parallel events are events that are hosted outside of the official United Nations but are still linked to CSW. This panel was organized by OutRight Action which is […]

Sarah Kepins | March 14, 2017
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Catholic Teaching

Finding Your Own Happiness or the Sin of Pride?

Six years ago in Toronto, Canada, a forty six year old man formally known as Paul Wolscht, decided to leave his wife of twenty three years and seven children to become a six year old little girl and live with a new family. Paul, now Stefonkee Wolscht, is living with a new family and has […]

Sarah Kepins | December 28, 2016
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Marriage and the Family

Familia: La promesa empieza conmigo

Tras haber asistido al IX Congreso Mundial de Familias (#WCF9), bajo la premisa de Familia: La promesa empieza conmigo, el cual fue llevado a cabo en Salt Lake City, Utah, puedo hacer un breve resumen de lo aprendido de la siguiente manera: ¿Quién soy? ¿De dónde vengo? ¿Hacia dónde voy? ¿Cuál es mi propósito en esta […]

María Renée Estrada | November 3, 2015
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Catholic Teaching

The Cost of Discipleship

For over a week now, same sex-marriage has been legal in all fifty states. Aside from redefining marriage and robbing the American people of the democratic vote (both expansive subjects and worthy of their own blog posts), the Supreme Court’s decision has put people of faith—and for the purposes of this post—Catholics, in a very […]

Rachel Herbeck | July 7, 2015
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America After Gay Marriage Ruling

Fact: gay marriage is now legal all across America. Speculations about what will happen to America because of this are coming from all directions. There are two main groups. On one side people think this is a great step in attaining equality and will change things for the better and that more change is still […]

Catherine Birri | June 30, 2015
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A Love More Enduring Than a Box of Chocolates

Valentine’s Day has officially come and gone. Friday’s last minutes must-haves are marked down to make space for the next holiday-themed sweets in the candy aisle (as the inner-child in me rejoices) and the fuzzy teddy bears, pink roses and cupids disappear from view. Yes, I’m sure that at this point in time it hasn’t […]

Deborah Wright | February 18, 2015
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Human Rights

Treating Symptoms but not the Problem: UNFPA Prioritizes Birth Control Over Child Marriage

On October 30th I attended UNFPA’s State of the World Population 2013 Launch: Facing the Challenge of Adolescent Pregnancy. The focus of this event was on empowering girls and giving girls agency, especially in reproductive health. The particular topic was adolescent pregnancy, and 90% of adolescent pregnancies occur within marriage. I was surprised by this, […]

Ginamarie Shaffer | November 27, 2013
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