The Wijngaards Statement seriously misrepresents the authentic position of the Catholic Church. Among the most erroneous claims made by the Wijngaards Statement is that neither Scripture nor natural law offers any support for the Church’s teaching that contraception is never compatible with God’s plan for sexuality and marriage. During the past half century, there has been an enormous amount of creative scholarly thinking around the Church’s teaching on contraception, thinking that includes profound reflections on the Theology of the Body, personalism, and natural law. In addition, there has been extensive research on and analysis of the negative impact of contraception on individuals, relationships, and culture.
Authors who have lived in Redding include Joel Barlow ,  a poet and diplomat, born in town; Samuel Clemens , who in 1908 moved into a mansion dubbed Stormfield that was built on land located on present-day Mark Twain Lane and lived there until his death in 1910; Howard Fast ;  Lawrence Kudlow , author and host of the "Kudlow and Company" television program;  Dick Morris , political consultant and author; Flannery O'Connor (who wrote her novel Wise Blood while a boarder at the home of fellow writer Robert Fitzgerald );  and futurist Alvin Toffler . 
Your first paragraph puts Rand’s writing in context and makes complete sense; but the second paragraph couldn’t be further from reality. It is, in fact, a false equivalence. John Nash’s contributions to economics are actually based on mathematics and have been proven to be sound theory using verifiable data. Ayn Rand’s economic philosophy is based on ideological beliefs that have failed over and over again; the latest example of that failure can seen on an epic scale in Kansas, under Governor Brownback. Comparing the economic contributions of Rand to Nash is like comparing the debunked hypotheses of nazi eugenics with the theories of Stephen Hawking; there’s absolutely no equivalence between the two. One has caused harm and the other has added to humanity’s collective knowledge and understanding of the universe.