“When, therefore through contraception, married couples remove from the exercise of their conjugal sexuality its potential procreative capacity, they claim a power which belongs solely to God: the power to decide in a final analysis the coming into existence of a human person.”[click to continue...]
Then-Cardinal Ratzinger goes on to liken this present situation to Genesis 3, following the Fall. God kicks Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden, and then He places angels to stand guard to bar the first humans’ reentry. Man was prohibited from eating from the tree that gave immortality, “since,” as Ratzinger explains, “to be immortal in this [fallen] condition would… be perdition.” Scientists “with genetic codes available to them [are] starting to pick from the tree of life and make themselves the lords of life and death, to reassemble life…”[click to continue...]
“No longer having an objective reason to justify it, sex seeks the subjective reason in the gratification of the desire, in the most ‘satisfying’ answer for the individual, to the instincts no longer subject to rational restraints. Everyone is free to give to his personal libido the content considered suitable for himself.”[click to continue...]
“What about the argument that vast numbers of Catholics ignore the church’s teachings about sexuality? Doesn’t the church have a problem conveying its moral principles to its own flock? ‘Do we ever!’ the archbishop replies with a hearty laugh. ‘I’m not afraid to admit that we have an internal catechetical challenge—a towering one—in convincing our own people of the moral beauty and coherence of what we teach. That’s a biggie.’”[click to continue...]
It is a common argument you will hear among well-meaning folks, even pro-lifers, especially following the news of a miscarriage by their friends or family members. The argument is that a baby who dies in utero receives the grace of the Baptism of Desire for Catholic parents who intended to baptize their baby upon birth. Sometimes you will even hear pro-lifers argue aborted babies receive the grace of the Baptism of Desire, as the Catholic Church supplies the desire for all children to be baptized.
Are these pious and well-meaning thoughts? Definitely. Yet, do they hold up to the Tradition of the Catholic Church?[click to continue...]
In the end, Galvin’s thesis reads, “[Humanae Vitae] substantially altered the traditional teaching by wiping the slate clean of centuries of doctrine and then propos[ed] an entirely new way to view marriage and procreation.”[click to continue...]
“If there is a child that you don’t want or can’t feed or educate, give that child to me. I will not refuse any child. I will give a home, or find loving parents for him or for her.”[click to continue...]
Irreligion can be broken down into three categories. I will attempt to show how using contraception violates each subcategory of irreligion. In effect, I will show how using contraception violates the First Commandment, as a result. Hopefully this will help answer the question why is the Catholic Church against contraception.[click to continue...]
“On our third trash investigation we also found bloody canulas and human tissue distinguishably not a baby, except this time we also discovered infant body parts, including arms, hands, legs, feet, a spine, a ribcage, and eyes.[click to continue...]
In 1965, the agenda-driven American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) changed the definition of when life begins. They did this in a deliberate effort to rationalize birth control pills.
Prior to 1965, every medical textbook knew life began at fertilization. “Fertilization” and “conception,” meant the same thing.[click to continue...]