A recent survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life cites that half of American Catholics who have left the church found the church's teachings on birth control as a reason they left. In the pill's 50th. year, the Catholic church is acknowledging the anniversary with increased abstinence advocacy, and for some couples, it is changing their minds. Niraj Warikoo of The Detroit Free Press discusses the tension between natural family planning and artificial contraceptives in his article Forget contraceptives, go natural, church teaches.
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In This Issue
- Editorial: What kind of reformer is Francis?
- Vatican event tackles women's equality, inclusion, ordination
- Stopping the Islamic State without making matters worse
- This issue's Special Section: Catholic Education
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by Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service Eco Catholic
by Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service The Francis Chronicles