“Just as the ordering of right reason proceeds from man, so the order of nature is from God Himself: wherefore in sins contrary to nature, whereby the very order of nature is violated, an injury is done to God, the Author of nature” (STh, II-II, q154, A12).[click to continue...]
Father James Martin has been provided a national platform by the USCCB to go around promoting homosexuality and LGBTQ tolerance. We lay faithful who know our Catholic beliefs, Scripture, and the Natural Law remain dismayed at this man’s reach. Let me encourage those tired of Father Martin’s nonsense to ask for the intercession of Saint Peter Damian. Think of Saint Peter Damian as the anti-Father James Martin.[click to continue...]
Formal cooperation in an abortion constitutes a grave offense. The Church attaches the canonical penalty of excommunication to this crime against human life.[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...]
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 the question, is making out before marriage a sin, the answer would appear to be in the negative. After all, no intercourse is taking place, and so it would seem as though it does not violate the Sixth Commandment (“Thou shall not commit adultery” [Ex 20:14]).[click to continue...]
“Lambeth has delivered a fatal blow to marriage, to motherhood, to fatherhood, to the family and to morality,” wrote James Douglas, editor of London’s Sunday Express.
— New York Times, August 17, 1930, pg. 5, col. 1.
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...]