[Dr. Judith Jarvis Thomson's] article has been reprinted so often, it is the most popular essay in all of contemporary philosophy, by many estimations. On the topic of abortion, it remains a classic on the abortion-advocate side. Given its popularity, one can make the case it is the best apology for abortion the culture of death can posit.
…“gay marriage” proponents want us to believe homosexuality is completely natural, and so there is nothing wrong with the behavior. … Yet, this too defies Darwin’s own theory. He claimed moral instincts evolved in the human race.
“These techniques (heterologous artificial insemination and fertilization) infringe the child’s right to be born of a father and mother known to him and bound to each other by marriage. They betray the spouses’ ‘right to become a father and a mother only through each other,’” (Catechism 2376).
Why does the Church meddle in the sexual affairs of others? Shouldn’t the Church just worry about feeding the homeless and caring for sick people? Besides, if two people consent to sex, then who is the Church to decide what happens behind closed doors in the bedroom? Perhaps you have heard these objections, or ones […]
I will just come right out and say it.
You look ridiculous fussing over your dog, rather than having children.
This is a pet peeve of mine (pun intended).
Each of these stories sounds like something straight out of a science fiction novel.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) makes an immensely important distinction, “A child is not something owed to one, but is a gift” (paragraph 2378). Thus, a couple unable to conceive does face a difficult cross to bear, but does not have a “right” to conceive a child outside of the conjugal act (CCC 2377).
That’s right… God, Mr. Killjoy is commanding us all NOT to make ourselves slaves to unworthy entities. And yet, society would have you believe God is out to rob you of your freedom to turn you into a prude.
Contraceptive sex is like sexual bulimia. A bulimic enjoys the taste of food, but then vomits it out before it can nourish the body.
Likewise, for you to enjoy sex but cut yourself off from the possible consequence of a child, you are using your sexual partner as a means to an end. Not to the end of commitment, but to the end of sexual indulgence.
Have you ever thought about the connection between the Eucharist, which Christ established that night, and the conjugal act between a husband and a wife?
Were you aware there was a connection?
Let’s look at this deeper…