Pope Francis came to the United States with an urgent message: We must act with moral conviction as we face the threat of climate change and the destructive force of poverty

On Thursday morning, he stood before Congress and pressed the nation’s politicians, and the country, to be decisive on both fronts. And yet, he has championed these causes without acknowledging the essential role of birth control

The Vatican’s nearly 50-year-old ban on contraception prevents Francis from embracing one of the most effective tools for empowering half the world’s population, changing the fortunes of the impoverished and creating a more sustainable future Read more…

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Pope Francis needs to admit that birth control is essential