Don’t go accusing me of being “holier than the Pope.” I am merely clarifying what constitutes proper Church teaching for the readers of this blog, and as a son of Holy Mother Church. I love Pope Francis, as a brother—or, should I say, Holy Father in the faith. I just think he gets some moral matters incorrect. This one falls into the purview of my blog, and so I feel compelled to write about it.[click to continue...]
“Their findings were stunning. Basically, it boils down to this: There is no evidence to indicate that condoms prevent the heterosexual transmission of most sexually transmitted diseases. None,” writes Mary Beth Bonacci.[click to continue...]
Now, I know opponents of such a position will claim that contraception seeks to reduce the number of abortions. After all, if fewer babies are conceived, then fewer abortions will be procured. And isn’t that the goal: reducing the number of babies dying?
On its surface, this seems plausible. However, such a counter-argument has a large blindspot.[click to continue...]
Individuals who cannot say no to dessert are not likely to have the courage to refuse a sexual temptation, either.[click to continue...]
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.
“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...]
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...]