“Contraception is in fact not just an action without meaning; it is an action that contradicts the essential meaning which true conjugal intercourse should have as signifying total and unconditional self-donation. Instead of accepting each other totally, contraceptive spouses reject part of each other, because fertility is part of each one of them. They reject part of their mutual love: its power to be fruitful… A couple may say: we do not want our love to be fruitful. But if that is so, there is an inherent contradiction in their trying to express their love by means of an act which, of its nature, implies fruitful love; and there is even more of a contradiction if, when they engage in the act, they deliberately destroy the fertility-orientation from which precisely derives its capacity to express the uniqueness of their love” (L’Osservatore Romano, October 10, 1988, loc. cit.).[click to continue...]
If marital intercourse, therefore, expresses a unique relationship and union, this derives not from the sharing of a sensation but from the sharing of a power – of a sexual power that is complementary and extraordinary, and which is extraordinary precisely in virtue of its life-relatedness.[click to continue...]
Here’s a relatively unknown fact, even among many pro-lifers: any given abortion counselor at a clinic is likely to be post-abortive herself.
Ask yourself, why would this be?[click to continue...]
, “One frequently comes across statements to the effect that ‘family planning or limitation is more easily accepted by people as they get better educated.’ Whether we realize it or not, to admit such statements unquestionably is to concede a whole philosophy of life.
“A very particular type of education thoroughly imbued with a very particular kind of values (or rather of anti-values), is necessary before people are brought to the point of easily accepting family limitation.
“Can such education be regarded as Christian education? Can it be regarded as true education at all?”[click to continue...]
Instead, the culture has convinced multiple generations in a row now that limited family size is best for all involved. It is supposed to lead to more personal happiness for all couples, too. After all, with few or zero kids around, couples can more easily afford fancier vehicles, a bigger house, more technological gadgets, more vacations, and so forth.
But does it? Does getting married without being ready to start a family lead to personal happiness and fulfillment?[click to continue...]
We all must agree that this has become a dogmatic belief of pop culture. Each child a couple adds after their initial two or three becomes a drain on their happiness—and even a strain on society.[click to continue...]
Well, Wen set the record straight for everyone. The mask came off. Planned Parenthood is in league with the devil.[click to continue...]
Everett continues, “If [the female teenager] starts using birth control very early—abortion as a method of birth control very early— she will continue to use it as a method of birth control throughout her childbearing years.[click to continue...]
“But we can discover no divine purpose or providence for the human species. While there is much that we do not know, humans are responsible for what we are or will become. No deity will save us; we must save ourselves. …
“SECOND: Promises of immortal salvation or fear of eternal damnation are both illusory and harmful.[click to continue...]
Baby Uma has come into this world with a preconceived notion of what a family ought to be. It is written into our human nature: children have a right to be raised by their own mother and father. And all these adults in this baby’s life have gone to extraordinary lengths to ensure this child is depraved her right.[click to continue...]
What God has asked us pro-lifers to do is to give a voice to the voiceless and to fight for the right to life for the unborn. We are seeking to end abortion. That alone remains a tall order, and pro-lifers would do well not to be duped into thinking they need to solve all the world’s problems in order to properly call themselves “pro-life.”[click to continue...]
A new study on the topic of beliefs over basic Catholic tenets was released in February 2019. It compared the beliefs of Latin Mass attendees to their Novus Ordo-attending counterparts. The findings, though disturbing, can hardly be considered surprising in this day and age.[click to continue...]