No one is questioning the delectation of kissing. But just because something is enjoyable does not make it morally acceptable. In fact, because it’s so enjoyable means it could lead to grave sins. “For she hath cast down many wounded, and the strongest have been slain by her” (Proverbs 7:26).[click to continue...]
If you’re unborn and an inconvenience, then you don’t have any “right” to exist any longer. If you’re old and too much of a burden, you become dispensable.
In essence, we live in a culture where certain people can decide certain other people’s lives are expendable.[click to continue...]
This case is about more than just conscientious objection. We are talking about abortifacients here. It is no coincidence that a medical professional’s legal right to conscience rights ended at the door step of abortion.[click to continue...]
Most people in our modern era can be accused of not doing much thinking about sex.
That is a funny assertion to make, I realize.
Our culture is saturated in sex, isn’t it?[click to continue...]
Finally, I imagine most every priest and deacon who preaches from the pulpit wants to be well-received. The consolation that comes from a pat on the back after a good sermon feels good. Thus, to broach on subjects that make people squirm in their seats means risking to be disliked.
Pope Saint John Paul II foresaw this and has an exhortation for those facing this human frailty.[click to continue...]
Just as children are so often deemed ‘burdensome’ with no value to contribute, the same can be said of those being euthanized, the elderly and handicapped. Rather than humans having intrinsic value, contraception asks its users to adopt a utilitarian valuation of human life. Only those determined to be contributing an arbitrarily-allotted impact on society are worth keeping around. Babies can’t work and don’t pay taxes—and neither do the very elderly or the handicapped. Together, they become disposable.[click to continue...]
Yet, if the Bible had anything to say about using birth control, wouldn’t Christians want to know? Shouldn’t ever Bible-believing Christian want to know the answer to the question, what does Scripture say about using contraception?[click to continue...]
The number of teens having sex fell 10% in two years time, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC).[click to continue...]
“Mutual masturbation.” That is how author and Notre Dame professor, Charles Rice describes contraceptive sex in his book, Fifty Questions on Natural Law (Ignatius Press: San Francisco, 1995, pg. 254). This seems like a crude assessment. Why would he say this? As Professor Rice describes in his book, contraceptive sex disrupts and even contradicts the […][click to continue...]
The Bishops of Canada have yet, to this day, to rescind the Winnipeg Statement. The official stance of the Catholic bishops of Canada is dissent on the question of contraception use.
Yet, Pope Pius VI rightly called contraceptive sex “intrinsically wrong” (n. 14).
How can something be intrinsically evil, and yet be permitted?
The scandal this causes must be enormous. To Catholics weak or naïve in their faith, this can prove spiritually deadly, not to mention physically and emotionally detrimental.[click to continue...]