“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...]
As we can see, the invitations toward sins of impurity (as well as other sins) come from a place within us. Sure, the devil entices us, as he likes to do. But, sadly, there is a part of us attracted to what he lays before us.[click to continue...]
3. Adding to the stuff Jesus never said was this: “Hear ye, all ye faithful. Looking unto one another in kindness includes viewing one another in lust.”[click to continue...]
The hospital staff correctly made clear that doing the tubal ligation for Mann could never be considered “medically necessary.” In fact, a direct sterilization of a man or a woman could never save any patient’s life. Direct sterilizations do not treat a single illness.
These very important facts remain lost on Mann, the ACLU… and Fox News.[click to continue...]
For instance, the alkaline properties of crocodile dung supposedly made it useful for a barrier method and possible spermicide. All a woman of ancient Egypt had to do was stick a ball of it up you-know-where.
Ancient Chinese women would drink mercury to try to prevent becoming pregnant. Little did they know back then, in all likelihood, the brain and kidney damage they were causing!
We can reason to the purpose for the different body parts by examining how they function naturally.
By getting a vasectomy, a man is purposely mutilating a reproductive part of his body to render it unable to function as it should.
This means every time thereafter that he has sex, he is engaging in an unnatural act.[click to continue...]