Sex trafficking, as well, remains a horrific crime that must be eradicated. No doubt, those who can kidnap women, rape them, sell them as property, and so forth have black hearts. Hearts that were turned cold by porn, unquestionably.[click to continue...]
“‘The role of parents in education is of such importance that it is almost impossible to provide an adequate substitute.’ The right and the duty of parents to educate their children are primordial and inalienable,” explains Catechism 2221 (emphasis added).[click to continue...]
Here is what the Death Culture wishes for you to believe these days:
FROM THE MOMENT OF CONCEPTION, EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE… EXCEPT YOUR SEXUAL ORIENTATION
And just like that the Death Culture manages to get it exactly backwards.[click to continue...]
Author, J. Budziszewski puts likens setting up a diversion to this:
“Because I refuse to give my real transgressions, I invest other things with inflated significance and give up those things instead. Perhaps I have pressured three girlfriends into abortion, but I oppose war and capital punishment, I don’t wear fur, and I beat my chest with shame whenever I slip and eat red meat. Easier to face invented guilt than the thing itself.”[click to continue...]
“In this way, any reference to common values and to a truth absolutely binding on everyone is lost, and social life ventures on to the shifting sands of complete relativism. At that point, everything is negotiable, everything is open to bargaining: even the first of the fundamental rights, the right to life.” -Pope Saint John Paul the Great[click to continue...]
He goes on to speak about the moral relativist, who he calls “the Innovator.” “[A]ll the values which he uses in attacking Tao (a.k.a., the Natural Law), and even claims to be substituting for it, are themselves derived from Tao.”
Similarly, he writes later, “Only by such shreds of the Tao as he has inherited is he enabled even to attack it. The question therefore arises what title he has to select bits of it for acceptance and to reject others.”[click to continue...]
Whereas, moral relativism says that morality is relative, by definition. The theory of moral relativism teaches people can define for themselves their own ethics, as there are no absolute truths. Every man is an island unto himself. No one can tell another what to do.
It sounds like a decent proposition, but it has a fatal flaw that must be exposed.[click to continue...]
St. John Paul II quotes St. Augustine, who offers an analogy. “‘Where then are these rules written,’ Saint Augustine wondered, ‘except in the book of that light which is called truth? From thence every just law is transcribed and transferred to the heart of the man who works justice, not by wandering but by being, as it were, impressed upon it, just as the image from the ring passes over to the wax, and yet does not leave the ring’” (De Trinitate, XIV,15, 21: CCL 50/A, 451).
The truths that bind us all as humans are imprinted on us. Like a ring into wax, says the Doctor of the Church.[click to continue...]
[Author Mark] Steyn says the reason the conservatives are losing, in part, falls on their short-sightedness. The Right has reduced morality to the policing of the politicians, in his view. If only the right political leaders could just get elected, then America can stop sliding down the moral sewer drain.
Steyn says the reason the Conservatives’ strategy has not worked is because even the politics are shifting to the left.[click to continue...]
You might be tempted to think that because contraception remains so common that this disproves that the primary purpose of sex is procreation.
But on the contrary, this only verifies what people know already. That is, that sex can produce children.
Why else would couples use foams, jellies, pills, latex, etc.?[click to continue...]