Saturday, January 25, 2014

January 24, the Feast of Saint Francis de Sales - Patron Saint of Deaf People

Yesterday, January 24th, was the Feast of Saint Francis de Sales. 

Father Thomas Daley, from De Sales University and Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, is an expert on Saint Francis de Sales.  In April 2011, Father Daley was a guest on Father Mitch Pacwa's EWTN Live

If you click the below picture, you will get to the part where Father Daley explains why Saint Francis de Sales is the patron saint of Deaf people (Be sure to click for the closed captioning; you also may need to move it ahead to 37:35.):

Monday, January 20, 2014

"The Postovulatory Mechanism of Action of Plan B"

Your Excellencies and Dr. Haas:

I am glad that that the National Catholic Bioethics Center did indeed publish Rebecca Peck, MD's and Rev. Juan R. VĂ©lez, MD's The Postovulatory Mechanism of Action of Plan B (NCBC Quarterly, Winter 2013).   As you are certainly aware, they conclude as follows:
"We are thus persuaded that preovulatory administration of LNG-EC often has postfertilization or interceptive effects. Physicians and health care institutions, especially Catholic ones, have a duty to reexamine the available scientific information on LNG-EC. They have an obligation to offer the Holy See and episcopal conferences accurate information regarding this subject to guide their statements. The use of LNG-EC and associated rape protocols should be abandoned, because there is no safe period to give LNC-EC during a woman’s cycle when it may be efficacious to prevent pregnancy without significant likelihood that it will have an abortifacient effect.

In the words of Human Life International, I continue to pray ''that Catholic bishops and those who advise them in these issues will see the urgency of revisiting the approval of Plan B for treatment of women who have been raped. These women deserve the absolute best life-affirming care possible, and this care should not include drugs that only compound the violence already suffered by causing abortions.''


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Use of Emergency So-Called Contraceptives in Catholic Hospitals for Those Reporting Rape

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