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Infertility: The Church’s Loving Response
by Katie Elrod and Paul Carpentier, MD, CFCMC, in Women, Sex, and the Church: A Case for Catholic Teaching, edited by Erika Bachiochi.Every child, born or unborn, created as a result of loving married intercourse, or in a petri dish to be transferred to the womb, left indefinitely in cryostorage, or used in scientific experimentation, shares equally in this inalienable human dignity.Moreover, each child is equal in dignity to his or her mother. This is why the desire for a child, albeit a very r...
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“An Act of Giving, Not Taking”

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“An Act of Giving, Not Taking”
by Angela Franks, PhD, in Women, Sex, and the Church: A Case for Catholic Teaching, edited by Erika Bachicochi.Margaret Sanger and the dominant culture give one answer to the question of what is bad for us: female fertility. By contrast, the Church argues that it is not the female body that oppresses women and girls, but rather that deformed desire is at the heart of all sin—and thus all oppression.If deformed desire is bad for us, healed desire, put in the service of self-giving love, is good ...
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Abstinence as Virtue

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Abstinence as Virtue
by Karol Wojtyla (Saint John Paul II), translated by Grzegorz Ignatik in Love and Responsibility.Sexual intercourse of a man and a woman in marriage remains on the level of a personal union in love only on the condition that they do not positively exclude the possibility of procreation and parenthood. When this “I can be a father,” “I can be a mother” is positively excluded in the consciousness and will of a man and a woman, then what is left (objectively speaking) in the conjugal act is sex...
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CyclePlus: a Catholic App for Women
CyclePlus is a menstrual calendar, a period tracker, an ovulation chart and a fertility chart interpretation tool. It is the perfect complement to the myfertilitycharts.com website, and it adds:* a daily quote from the wisdom of the theology of the body,* reflections across a woman’s life-span about body issues that surface between the 20s and the 50s, between the longing for love and menopause,* an invitation to explore how your body speaks to you about respect, love, intimacy and faithfu...
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