Birth Control Causing Growing Moral Discomfort

| February 5, 2015

Jessica Wilson got married five months before she graduated from an evangelical college in 2010. Because she believed that sex is reserved for marriage, it wasn’t much earlier that she had started thinking about what kind of birth control to use. No one in her family or her church had ever questioned the idea of […]

The economic benefits of childbearing

| December 16, 2013

The New Research – The economic boost of childbearing When American parents take on the burden of bearing and rearing a child, they deliver a huge dividend to society. So concludes a team of economists from Berkeley and Syracuse universities, intent on assessing “the net fiscal externality to being a parent.” Through careful economic accounting, […]

Who’s Afraid of Pregnant Women?

| December 9, 2013

The Washington Post, by Mark Driscoll On October 28, San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers’ wife, Tiffany, gave birth to their child—a girl. While I extend my sincerest congratulations to the Rivers family, I probably wouldn’t have even known about the event except for one key detail: baby Rivers is the family’s seventh child. Philip […]

Time To Admit It: The Church Has Always Been Right On Birth Control

| October 20, 2013

The Church teaches that love, marriage, sex, and procreation are all things that belong together. That’s it. But it’s pretty important. And though the Church has been teaching this for 2,000 years, it’s probably never been as salient as today. Today’s injunctions against birth control were re-affirmed in a 1968 document by Pope Paul VI called Humanae […]

The Curse of Small Families

| September 28, 2013

Baby Boomers may soon find they have no one to look after them. Brian Bethune reports on the next generational crisis. We all know what’s coming. Everywhere in the developed world, populations are greying. The media are full of stories about the surge in the numbers of the elderly within the next 20 years, while […]