7.18
Misc: Why Some Women Aren’t Using Artificial Birth Control

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Natural Family Planning

It’s natural family planning awareness week. Hilly Mast writes for the Catholic News Agency blog about why some women are choosing Natural Family Planning over artificial contraception, like the birth control pill. Read about it here: Why Women Are Not Using Birth Control. More from Ethika Politika here: The Paradox of Crunchy Women and Chemical Birth Control

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5.17
New Report Suggests The Pill Shrinks Parts of Women’s Brains

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brain-illustration

A recent study out of UCLA suggests that hormonal contraceptives thin parts of women’s brains and affect their functioning. “You might think after 50 years and hundreds of millions of women taking various incarnations of the pill, there would be a large, cohesive and impressive body of evidence on it, but there’s next to nothing.” More from The Register here: New Report Suggests The Pill Shrinks Parts of Women’s Brains

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1.9
For Birth Control, What’s Old is New Again

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In Bed by Henri-de-toulouse-lautrec-

More and more women are quitting the pill and trying Fertility Awareness Methods (FAM) or Natural Family Planning (NFP), which is the method that orthodox Catholics use. More from CNN here: For Birth Control, What’s Old is New Again (The painting above is: In Bed by by Henri de Toulouse Lautrec)

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10.13
TCC Video: Green Family Planning

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Alice and Jeff Heinzen

Alice and Jeff Heinzen, a lay couple from Wisconsin participating in the Synod of Bishops on the family, discuss their beliefs that natural family planning is better for their relationship, their bodies, and the planet, than artificial contraception, and the importance it has for the Church’s teaching on the family. Watch the video after the jump:

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10.12
TCC Radio: Loosening the Rules on Remarried Catholics |Interfaith Voices

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Pope Francis leaves

The Synod on the Family in Rome is discussing, among other things, Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics. Listen to a radio story on what has been discussed at the Synod on the program Interfaith Voices after the jump:

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