For one, there are good reasons to doubt Pope Francis means what he says. No matter how comparatively open, soft, and cuddly he may appear in interviews, especially in contrast to his hardline predecessor Pope Benedict, he has done nothing to change doctrine. According to Catholic teaching, abortion, birth control, and homosexual unions are still completely off limits, no exceptions, and the all-male hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church is not just preaching against them, but working within the realm of secular law to repress women and LGBTQ people. — Erin Matson, Backing Off Sexual Oppression: How the Pope Can Make Us Believe Him
The latest in the “They Are Coming For Your Birth Control” series: Nebraska’s Bishop James Conley of Lincoln thinks that the Gosnell case shows that society needs to ban contraception. In what world does increasing unplanned pregnancies stop an illegal, untrained, and unethical abortion provider from existing?

The latest in the “They Are Coming For Your Birth Control” series: Nebraska’s Bishop James Conley of Lincoln thinks that the Gosnell case shows that society needs to ban contraception. 

In what world does increasing unplanned pregnancies stop an illegal, untrained, and unethical abortion provider from existing?

Jaqueline Nolley Echegaray de Catholics for Choice, grupo de laicos, sobre la expectativa por la elección del nuevo Papa. 
Jacqueline Nolley Echegaray of Catholics for Choice gives a progressive Catholic perspective on the new Pope.

Jaqueline Nolley Echegaray de Catholics for Choice, grupo de laicos, sobre la expectativa por la elección del nuevo Papa.

Jacqueline Nolley Echegaray of Catholics for Choice gives a progressive Catholic perspective on the new Pope.

A possible successor?
[h/t Secretary of Awesome on Facebook]

A possible successor?

[h/t Secretary of Awesome on Facebook]