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Many Women Worldwide Prefer Contraception Use Over Natural Family Planning

The Guardian: Why I agree with the Pope on family planning — up to a point Faustina Fynn Nyame, country director of Marie Stopes Kenya “…[I]n a lot of ways Pope Francis and I are in complete agreement. We both want to see happy children raised in happy homes: children…

Catholic Church’s Stance Against Contraception Not License For Large Families, Pope Says

International Business Times: Pope Francis Suggests Natural Family Planning Instead Of Breeding ‘Like Rabbits’ “Pope Francis doesn’t want members of the Catholic faith to feel they have to ‘breed like rabbits’ because of the church’s contraception ban. Instead, he suggested natural family planning strategies…” (Elise, 1/19). Reuters: Pope says birth…

Catholics In Philippines Increasingly Support Contraception Use, As Pope Visits Country

Wall Street Journal: Pope Faces Changing Attitudes on Birth Control in Philippines “Pope Francis lands in the Philippines Thursday facing a rapidly changing society where Catholicism remains strong, but where some Catholics dismiss the Church’s line on sex and birth control as outdated. … Last year, the Philippine Supreme Court…

Friends Of Global Fight Report Highlights Role Of FBOs In HIV, TB, Malaria Efforts

Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: New Friends Report Highlights the Role of the Faith Community in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today released ‘A Critical Partnership: The Lifesaving Collaboration Between the Global Fund…

Ebola Epidemic Illustrates Why Water, Sanitation Key To Global Health, Development

The Hill: Ebola’s missing solution James Kowalski, dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City “…Without the resources to maintain basic personal hygiene, the foundational building block to health security is missing. The global water and sanitation crisis, ever-present in tens of thousands of villages…

Taliban Militants’ Attacks On HCWs In Pakistan Creating Regional Vulnerability To Polio

New York Times: The Taliban’s Reign of Terror Editorial Board “Militant gunmen killed four members of a polio vaccination team in Pakistan in late November, deepening the government’s struggle against an outbreak of the disease that is threatening neighboring countries. … The Taliban vows to kill any parent or worker…