Neural Changes in Women Linked to Hormonal Contraceptives Use, Study Says

Hormonal contraceptives are too scary to mess around with.

…the brain regions that are affected could be associated with the woman’s  psychological well-being, hence, emphasizing the significance of and the need for future research on the contraceptive-induced brain changes.

Click here to read the full article from Science World Report.


What the Male-Only World of Altar Boys Meant to This Former Gay Man

For the most part, my childhood in Catholic parochial schools was a nightmare.

I was a shy, artistic, and introverted kid. I was woefully uncoordinated and completely disinterested in the typical games other boys would play during recess. And I was bullied mercilessly.

Lost and adrift, I finally found the male camaraderie I needed in my fellow altar boys – until, that is, it was taken away by the inclusion of women. It was many wounded years before I finally found my way back. This is my story….

Read the rest of the ChurchPOP! article here

I am a 33-year old woman and Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion in our parish, so I’m part of the author’s issue here. Our parish needs all the lay ministers it can get for now. As long as my serving the Eucharist is in line with Church teaching, I will continue to do it. However, I greatly respect, and would defer to, the all-male clergy and altar servers if there were enough men in our parish to support it.

Follow up to my letter

I just received a phone call from the marketing department of the medical center that I wrote to a few weeks ago (see here: Response to a Medical Article).

I spoke directly with the marketing director, who was very friendly. She said that I was right, and both she and the doctor agreed with me! They were apologetic and appreciated my perspective. I trust that their response is authentic and hope this helps, even in the slightest way, to combat the misconception that contraception is not the go-to answer for all of a woman’s reproductive and sexual health. Hopefully, their future articles will better promote all of the good and healthy things that these physicians can provide to their patients!


3 More Days!

***3 MORE DAYS*** to get your donation in! Support @womansnewlifecenter and TEAM SOUTHLEFT (of which I am the team captain!) in the Born to Run 5k on April 9.

** Go to:
** click “Donate to Team”
** enter SOUTHLEFT

$5, $10, $20, $50, $100… every bit helps, no matter how small!

Thank you for helping us reach our fundraising goal of $1,000 for an amazing organization, and please share with others! ‪#‎borntorunnola‬


***5 MORE DAYS*** to get your donation in! Support the Woman’s New Life Center and TEAM SOUTHLEFT in the Born to Run 5k on April 9.

Every bit helps. Thank you for helping us reach our fundraising goal of $1,000 for an amazing organization, and please share with others! ‪#‎borntorunnola‬



Louisiana: Protect Them Both!


Contact Gov. John Bel Edwards & LA Legislators

  • Board Certification Requirement for Abortion Providers Act (HB 488)requires abortion providers to be board certified or board eligible in order to be qualified to perform the surgical procedure of abortion. [As of today, this is pending House final passage scheduled for Wednesday 4/6.]
  • Women’s Enhanced Reflection Act (HB 386)increases the current time for reflection between pre-abortion counseling and the actual abortion procedure from 24 hours to 72 hours. [As of today, this is pending House final passage scheduled for Wednesday 4/6.]

Born to Run!


My husband & I have joined the Woman’s New Life Center as team members for their Born to Run 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 8:30 AM at Audubon Park, Shelter #10 Newman Bandstand. This festive event welcomes participants of all ages and fitness levels and will be a fun day for the whole family. The Run/Walk, which includes a one-mile option (that’s what I’m doing!), will conclude with a ‘Birth’ Day Party featuring great food, live music by Pelican212, and family activities. We expect over 400 runners and walkers to participate.

Founded in 2001, WNLC is a life-affirming counseling and medical center that serves women facing unplanned pregnancies in Southeastern Louisiana. With offices in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, WNLC offers a unique blend of services that includes professional counseling, pregnancy testing and ultrasounds, adoption facilitation, Creighton Model Fertility Care System, professional post-abortion counseling, extended counseling for individuals, families and couples, and a well-woman healthcare clinic.

As Captain for TEAM SOUTHLEFT, I have committed to help raise money and awareness for Woman’s New Life Center’s mission to save lives and I need YOUR HELP. I have a goal of raising at least $1,000 by April 9th. I ask that you consider making a gift to WNLC to help me reach my fundraising goal.

Please remember that no donation is too small and every donation is 100% tax deductible. Please visit the Born to Run web page at and make a donation with your credit or debit card. Simply click the “Donate to a Team” button and enter SOUTHLEFT or KATIE PITRE. If you would rather mail a check (made payable to WNLC) you can send it to Woman’s New Life Center 3032 Ridgelake Dr., Suite 100, Metairie 70002.

Thanks in advance for all of your help and support. Together, we WILL save lives!

PS: Please feel free to share with friends and family who may want to help as well and post all over social media!  🙂