By Mary Margaret Olohan, Daily Caller - Using birth control is linked to having a smaller region of the brain that affects hormones, sexual behavior, and more, a study released Thursday found… The study, which examined the effects of oral contraceptive pills (OCP) on the hypothalamus region of the brain, found that women who use the birth control have a smaller hypothalamus size than women who don’t use it… The hypothalamus plays a vital role in releasing hormones, regulating body temperature, maintaining daily physiological cycles, controlling appetite, managing sexual behavior, and regulating emotional responses.
By Michael Brown, The Stream - My response to Thurman’s article is that he is just as guilty as the evangelicals he accuses. Except from the opposite perspective. Some evangelicals seem blind to Trump’s failings and his potential to hurt America deeply. Thurman, however, seems blind to Trump’s strengths and his potential to help America greatly… To be clear, I have frequently urged my fellow-evangelicals not to defend Trump when his words or actions are indefensible and not to sell our souls to him.
By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register - The Italian daily newspaper Corriere della Sera has reported that Vatican prosecutors are investigating how funds from Peter’s Pence have been allegedly invested in loss-making enterprises as well as a movie censored in some countries because of its explicit homosexual scenes… In the latest in a string of recent stories involving financial misconduct at the Holy See, the Secretariat of State reportedly invested more than $1 million in the movie Rocketman, a biopic of the singer Elton John, and $3.6 million in Men in Black: International.
By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture - But if the Bishop of Peoria was in a rush, no doubt that was partly because of the long months of delay that had dogged Archbishop Sheen’s cause, due to the costly and unseemly legal tug-of-war with the New York archdiocese over his physical remains. If the New York archdiocese hadn’t made every possible legal appeal to delay the process, the Sheen beatification might have happened already—before the specter of an attorney-general’s report made the bishops of New York so nervous.