The Supreme Court decision of 1965 may not have been considered in its day a monumental event. However, that did not change the fact that its horrendous decision made a mess of things morally.[click to continue...]
The porn industry rides on the coat tails of the contraceptive industry. Doors that the crude, disgusting porn pushers could never venture into have been blasted wide open thanks to the contraception industry.
Pornographic images are commonplace in movies, HBO television shows, television commercials, and pop culture magazines. Having half-naked women on billboards all over major cities would have never been allowed a few decades ago.
But thanks to the deadening of the senses contraception has caused, pornography has been permitted to infiltrate nearly every corner of our culture.[click to continue...]
They don’t care about the health and well-being of their students. If they did, they would not be encouraging a promiscuous lifestyle by their youth.
But instead, they support a cause. And the children are the pawns they sacrifice to their false gods.
Their aim remains to undermine all forms of authority in the name of personal autonomy—especially parental authority.
In my experience I do not find the defiance against the Church to be on an intellectual level as much as it is a matter of the heart.
Far more people reject Catholic moral teachings because they simply do not want them to be true than because they think the teachings are untrue.
Catholic author GK Chesterton famously observed, “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”[click to continue...]
“It could well happen, therefore, that when people, either individually or in family or social life, experience the inherent difficulties of the divine law and are determined to avoid them, they may give into the hands of public authorities the power to intervene in the most personal and intimate responsibility of husband and wife.”[click to continue...]
“Even if the presence of a spiritual soul cannot be ascertained by empirical data, the results themselves of scientific research on the human embryo provide ‘a valuable indication for discerning by the use of reason a personal presence at the moment of the first appearance of a human life: how could a human individual not be a human person?’[click to continue...]
The Doctor of the Church lays out the case that man flourishes when he keeps his will in check, and his intellect clear (1.13, pg. 23).
The problem for mankind in this lifetime remains, however, his fallen human nature. Mankind has an attraction for sin, called concupiscence that remains present for one’s entire life.[click to continue...]
If you heard this once, you heard it a million times. If only we all increased use of contraception, then we would see the number of abortions decrease.
Does such an argument hold up under scrutiny?
Let us turn to a papal encyclical, written by Pope Saint John Paul II, for some clarity. After all, no one else more famously opposes contraception and abortion as the Catholic Church.[click to continue...]
Then Pope Saint John Paul II ties it all up and directs us back to governmental intrusions, like the two child policy in China.
“Thus the Church condemns as a grave offense against human dignity and justice all those activities of governments or other public authorities which attempt to limit in any way the freedom of couples in deciding about children.”[click to continue...]
In God’s providence He blessed you with the gift of a child, despite your intention to prevent that from happening.
Now, He is the supreme authority, so who are you to question His decisions?
He also crafted you in your mother’s womb (Isaiah 44:2, Jeremiah 1:5, Psalm 139:13). He knows you better than anyone. He knows what you need and what will bring you the most happiness.[click to continue...]