August 2018

Contraception feeds violence against women
(Saturday, 4 August 2018 )

SYDNEY (CNS): “Contraception is not for women, it’s for men,” Dominican Father Wojciech Giertych told The Catholic Weekly, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Sydney, Australia, during a visit in mid-July. 
He pointed out that widespread use of contraception has led to increased violence and aggression against women saying, “It makes men egoists. It makes many of them degenerates and we’re seeing the consequences of that.”...

Human rights dying under Duterte’s rule
(Saturday, 4 August 2018 )

On July 23, the Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, warned the public during his third State of the Nation address that his two-year war on drugs would become even “more chilling.” 
Earlier that day, a group of activists heard Mass before taking to the streets of Manila armed with banners and placards calling for an end to extrajudicial killings, rallying for “democracy, justice, and freedom,” and demanding he step down from office.