11.23
Misc: Pope Francis again blesses a man with severe disfigurement

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Pope-Francis and disfigured man

Pope Francis continues to be an advocate for the disabled. Read UCatholic‘s article about his most recent meeting here: Pope Francis again blesses a man with severe disfigurement Here’s the same meeting in The Huffington PostThe Healing Power of Love

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11.21
Misc: Wonder Drug: Some are questioning the over-use of the Pill

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birth control pills Virginia Sole-Smith writes about how birth control pills have been prescribed to treat everything from acne to cramps, but they do have side effects. The Pill can mask symptoms of endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome – both of which can cause infertility, and some women on the Pill also complain of depression and low-libido. Though pro-choice and pro-Pill Sole-Smith writes, “The ‘fertility awareness method,’ [also known as Natural Family Planning] once the sole province of religions that didn’t allow other forms of contraception, has been newly embraced by holistic women’s health experts such as Northrup, who says it can be at least 95 percent effective when used correctly.” Read the whole thing in Elle here: Wonder Drug

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11.21
Misc: Pope’s embrace was heavenly, says man with disfiguring disease

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Pope Francis and the man with a skin condition

Vinicio Riva, the man afflicted with neurofibromatosis who was embraced by Pope Francis, describes what the experience was like, “My heart was bursting . . . I felt only love.” Read about it in The National Catholic Reporter here: Pope’s embrace was heavenly, says man with disfiguring disease

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11.20
Sex and Reproduction to Separate 100% by 2050, says Pill Inventor

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The inventor of the birth control pill said in a recent interview that he thinks in the future all babies will be conceived via IVF and sex will be “just for fun.” The Catholic Church takes issue with fertility treatments which replace the sex act and lead to the destruction of fertilized embryos. Read the interview in The Telegraph UK here: Sex Will Be Just For Fun Not For Babies, Says Father of the Pill.

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