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Catholicism is Impossible

December 29, AD 2017 1 Comment
Catholicism is Impossible

Earlier this week a friend of mine shared an article on Facebook, written by Melinda Selmys of Catholic Authenticity on Patheos. In the blog she describes some of the challenges surrounding the use of NFP, particularly the issues that arise when the risk of an unintended pregnancy are so high as to be unacceptable, but […]

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The Time I Didn’t Evangelize My Doctor

June 22, AD 2016 4 Comments
The Time I Didn’t Evangelize My Doctor

A couple of weeks ago, while traveling for a friend’s wedding, I suddenly developed what can only be described as a mini Mount Vesuvius on my knee. The random, swollen, fluid-filled monstrosity eventually became bad enough (because my “oh, it’ll go away….duh!” mentality didn’t work), that when we got home I went in to see […]

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I’m Single and I Use NFP

August 1, AD 2015 10 Comments
I’m Single and I Use NFP

It was a few years ago when my interest in Natural Family Planning (NFP) was sparked. I was intrigued by the concept of truly understanding your body and its happenings while also being able to identify fertility markers. But as much as I thought it all sounded interesting, I never imagined that I’d dive into […]

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Does Contraception have a place in Christian Relief Work?

December 13, AD 2014 2 Comments
Does Contraception have a place in Christian Relief Work?

I was recently invited to tour a new medical ship run by the international Christian relief organisation Youth With a Mission (YWAM). This particular ship, destined for work in Papua New Guinea (PNG), is larger and newer than their current vessel, and it will allow YWAM to increase their medical assistance by 500%, offering healthcare […]

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Catholic “Baby Machines”

March 26, AD 2014 7 Comments
Catholic “Baby Machines”

We’ve all heard the comments. If you are the parents of more than 2.5 children or come from a family of more than 2.5 siblings, then you’ve heard something at some point in your life. It can be a nod and a wink with a sarcastic “You guys are busy”, as if having five children […]

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An Interview with Simcha Fisher, Author of <em>The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning</em>

November 8, AD 2013 14 Comments
An Interview with Simcha Fisher, Author of <em>The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning</em>

Simcha Fisher’s book, The Sinner’s Guide to Natural Family Planning, is still sitting pretty in the Top 10 on Amazon’s list of Catholic books. The incredible interest in the book isn’t surprising since frank, balanced conversations about natural family planning –- the only method of spacing children approved by the Catholic Church –- are desperately […]

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The Great Divide

September 4, AD 2013 2 Comments
The Great Divide

Because I’m known for blogging about the mishaps and joys inherent in raising a large family, it may surprise some of you to know that I have no siblings myself. I am an only child. I know, right? We onlies are a rare breed to begin with, but onlies who go on to have a slew of kids?  […]

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Marriage: Getting There

June 27, AD 2013 3 Comments
Marriage: Getting There

How interesting it is to be a young, newly married, Catholic in light of the quickly changing moral code of our country. The Supreme Court’s decision left me unsurprised but filled with dread. How can our country stand in the midst of moral and financial collapse and what can we do about it? Perhaps we […]

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The NFP Generation

December 31, AD 2012 3 Comments
The NFP Generation

I’m 24 years old and two years out of college, which puts me at that age when nearly all my friends are getting married. It seems to me very common that young married couples of the “good Catholic” variety are beginning their marriage with a year or two (or a few) of NFP. Our generation […]

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The Catholic Church is No Enemy of Science or the Infertile

November 27, AD 2012 8 Comments
The Catholic Church is No Enemy of Science or the Infertile

Because of her opposition to third party reproduction, the Catholic Church is often accused of being anti-science and insensitive to those who suffer the pain of infertility.  Last year’s CNN Belief Blog op-ed from  Sean Savage calling on the Catholic Church to reverse her opposition to IVF is a good example of the anger that is generally […]

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When the Rubber Hits the Road

September 25, AD 2012 20 Comments
When the Rubber Hits the Road

Subtitle: How NFP is really hard. Let us return to the title of this post, and do not push aside the double entendre. Go there. For nothing says qu ite what I am trying to say in this post like the title. It is a good feeling because rarely does a title in the blogosphere […]

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What the Church Needs to Know

September 7, AD 2012 5 Comments
What the Church Needs to Know

Every so often a study comes out and inspires one to think “Why hasn’t this been done before now?”. Recently, Mary Rice Hasson, J.D. along with Michele M. Hill, have published their preliminary report “What Catholic Women Think about Faith, Conscience, and Contraception”, in which they seek the answers to questions which many have assumed […]

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