“Mutual masturbation.” That is how author and Notre Dame professor, Charles Rice describes contraceptive sex in his book, Fifty Questions on Natural Law (Ignatius Press: San Francisco, 1995, pg. 254). This seems like a crude assessment. Why would he say this? As Professor Rice describes in his book, contraceptive sex disrupts and even contradicts the […][click to continue...]
The Bishops of Canada have yet, to this day, to rescind the Winnipeg Statement. The official stance of the Catholic bishops of Canada is dissent on the question of contraception use.
Yet, Pope Pius VI rightly called contraceptive sex “intrinsically wrong” (n. 14).
How can something be intrinsically evil, and yet be permitted?
The scandal this causes must be enormous. To Catholics weak or naïve in their faith, this can prove spiritually deadly, not to mention physically and emotionally detrimental.[click to continue...]
Mifepristone blocks a hormone called progesterone from being produced by a pregnant mother. Without progesterone the pregnancy cannot be sustained and thus the unborn baby is murdered.[click to continue...]
There is a difference between serving the public and killing the public, as Fr. Frank Pavone likes to say. Any politician who thinks murdering children makes for a successful public policy should not be worthy of anyone’s vote. Yet, we see politicians stumping for the “right” to have one’s own child dismembered.[click to continue...]
“The abortionist knows he has crushed the skull when a white substance comes out of the cervix: this was the baby’s brains,” Dr. Levatino explains.[click to continue...]
The Church has laid out time and again that couples ought to practice a period of abstinence within marriage, only if they have a grave (or serious) reason. The Church does not teach that every married couple ought to use NFP. The Church has never taught every couple “needs” NFP.[click to continue...]
I admit it. I stand corrected on the definition of limbo.
This is me saying mea culpa.
I am eating a slice of humble pie.
I overstepped and misunderstood.
As so many tried to set me straight, I finally realized the error I made.
In my ignorance I got sloppy and failed to be precise in my language.[click to continue...]
I remember listening to a sermon from the pastor at our former parish years ago on Respect Life Sunday. Within it, he admitted his reluctance to preach on the topic of abortion or other life issues. He explained he was afraid of unsettling anyone who may be post-abortive (those having participated in an abortion in the past).
His mindset is not uncommon. I have heard anecdotally from other pro-life Catholics this is the excuse they hear priests making all too often.[click to continue...]
Christians who support a Biblical world view have a hard time wrapping their minds around this supposed redefinition of marriage.
After all, didn’t God create mankind “male and female”? (Gen 5:2).
Didn’t Christ Himself affirm that human beings were created “male and female”? (Matt 19:4, Mark 10:6).
So how then did our culture get so screwed up that a man and a man or a woman and a woman could be legally ‘married?’[click to continue...]
Is using contraception a mortal sin?
Given its popularity among Christians, even Catholics, the answer could help determine the eternal fate of so many of its users.[click to continue...]
What are the effects of porn on your brain? I have written on this topic in the past, but it bears mentioning again. The effects of porn on your brain are numerous and being added to with more and more research. Not only is porn a spiritually destructive vice, but it also has harmful physical […][click to continue...]
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