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What Do Parents Want Taught in Sex Education Programs?

Link to original Debates about sex education have focused on two different approaches: “safe sex” courses, which encourage teens to use contraceptives, especially condoms, when having sex, and abstinence education, which encourages teens to delay sexual activity. In recent years, advocacy groups such as SIECUS (the Sex Information and education Council of the United States) […]

On Ensoulment and Specious Arguments

by Willy Jose At the recent RH bill debate aired by ABS CBN/ ANC last May 8, a certain Dr Sylvia Claudio from the pro-RH bill panel curiously argued on the inconsistency of the Catholic Church’s teachings on abortion. She claimed that both Thomas Aquinas and Pope Gregory IX actually maintained that ensoulment took place […]

On Being Pro-life and a Personal Sharing

On being Pro-life and a Personal Sharing, February 20, 2009, Quezon City Pro-life Convention by JC de los Reyes Good morning. Allow me to greet all those who work in the vineyard of the Lord. The pro-life / pro-choice controversy is jam-packed with issues but since I was tasked to speak on the issues confronting […]

Why I Am Against the RH Bill

by Tsard Pazcoguin, Associate Professor, UST. Posting here with permission. Our present situation is PERFECTLY RESPECTFUL towards those who favor the use of contraception. Any person may buy contraceptives in the Philippines freely, without the fear of being sanctioned or penalized whatsoever. Thus, the existing laws of our land respect the freedom of conscience of […]

The Family-Planning Dilemma

Link to original John and Mary have just gotten married. They are excited about settling down and starting their new life together. They want to raise a family eventually, but are not in a financial position to begin right away. They figure that they will be ready to have children in about two years. Alan […]

Why Pro-Lifers Must Oppose Contraception

Link to original By Fr. Frank Pavone National Director There are two basic truths that each person has to admit in this life: 1. There is a God. 2. It isn’t me. To understand these lessons is to understand why abortion is wrong. Only God has absolute dominion over human life. “None of us lives […]

The Holy Spirit and Humanae Vitae

Link to original Fr. Frank Pavone Pontifical Council for the Family The year 1998, designated as a year of special devotion to the Holy Spirit in preparation for the Jubilee of the Year 2000, is also the year in which the Church observes the 30th anniversary of the encyclical Humanae Vitae. The link between the […]

Pro-Life Examination of Conscience

Link to original Questions to help me defend life more effectively? Rev. Frank A. Pavone National Director, Priests for Life Am I fully convinced that every abortion, at every stage of pregnancy, is the destruction of an innocent human life, which has the same value as my life, my parents? lives, my children’s lives? Do […]

The Truth About Human Love – Orientations on Conjugal Love, Gender Ideology and Family Legislation

“By its very nature the gift of the person must be lasting and irrevocable. The indissolubility of marriage flows in the first place from the very essence of that gift: the gift of one person to another person. This reciprocal giving of self reveals the spousal nature of love. In their marital consent the bride […]