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...]
Hitzel describes why he did so in the film. He describes the thought of becoming infected with HIV as a “gift.” He says it seemed like the biggest prize, wrapped with the biggest bow.
Only, in the end, he realizes how empty the promise was. He concludes the documentary saying, “I just can’t believe that it seemed like a livable thing to me—there was no benefit in this (bug chasing)—and that’s just what really needs to be said.”[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...]
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...]
So, as we have just seen, in so many words, the great Doctor of the Church affirms the traditional, threefold ends of Matrimony are the begetting of offspring, the mutual help of the spouses, and the providing of a remedy against concupiscence.
Scripture affirms this last point as one of the advantages of being married, as well. In fact, we have it on the highest authority that one of the purposes of Holy Matrimony remains the curbing of sexual temptation.[click to continue...]
Why would a wife be obligated to give sex to her husband every time it is requested?
The answer to that question could go a few different directions.[click to continue...]
We in the USA are accustomed to a couple falling in love, entering an engagement, and then having their wedding. Whereas, the routine in Biblical times did not follow this pattern. Those who do not understand the culture of Biblical times instead project their modern understandings back onto the text and end up with faulty translations.[click to continue...]
Here is another novel idea. What is the purpose of dating, again? To discern whom you ought to marry. Therefore, a short dating period before engagement, of say no more than four months would be wise. Whoa, why would I say that? Just think about it.
You are spending time with this other person in a dating relationship so as to discern whether you wish to spend the rest of your life with him or her. If you cannot decide yes within a few months, then you probably best ought to move on. Why perpetuate the period of indecision?[click to continue...]
Leaving the practice of religion up to each child to decide for themselves when they are a teenager or older punts this moral duty parents have. Yes, it is true each person will need to decide for themselves whether to make the practice of their faith genuine, rather than just a family tradition. Still, how are your children supposed to choose for themselves whether to follow God, if you don’t teach them His commands, so they know what they are deciding between? For, if you don’t see to it that they learn His commands, then who will? Certainly not the public school system or pop culture![click to continue...]
Sadly, some men need a reminder of their need to start making love to their wives.
Technology has ushered in stimulating entertainment that can get a significant percentage of males addicted to viewing the content. Such addictions can rewire the male brain, causing a drop in interest in making level in real life.