Is it ethical to create a child as ‘the means for fulfilling the wishes of an adult, in any way possible, and at any cost?’[click to continue...]
If you support IVF, then I don’t see how you can morally object to what these women did. If you think sex can be separated from the creation of new human life, then what difference does it make how many wombs any resulting children pass through until birth?[click to continue...]
Immediately you ought to be waiving a red flag here. To fertilize eggs with sperm outside the confines of the conjugal act is a grave sin. To do so outside of the physical intimacy of sex remains completely unnatural. To do so clearly violates the natural law. Children are not meant to be conceived in sterile labs by technicians in white lab coats. Moreover, children are not commodities to be bought and sold; they are gifts from God.[click to continue...]
Formal cooperation in an abortion constitutes a grave offense. The Church attaches the canonical penalty of excommunication to this crime against human life.[click to continue...]
“Here, too, when the common reference to values and ultimately to God is lost, society will then appear merely as an ensemble of individuals placed side by side, and the contract which ties them together will necessarily be perceived as an accord among those who have the power to impose their will on others.”[click to continue...]
Then-Cardinal Ratzinger goes on to liken this present situation to Genesis 3, following the Fall. God kicks Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden, and then He places angels to stand guard to bar the first humans’ reentry. Man was prohibited from eating from the tree that gave immortality, “since,” as Ratzinger explains, “to be immortal in this [fallen] condition would… be perdition.” Scientists “with genetic codes available to them [are] starting to pick from the tree of life and make themselves the lords of life and death, to reassemble life…”[click to continue...]
“It follows that the inevitable law and the obstinate passion of Naturalism is to dethrone Our Lord Jesus Christ and to drive him from the world. This will be the task of [the] Antichrist and it is Satan‘s ambition…”[click to continue...]
The CBC’s “Fact Sheet” also lists health risks to females selling their eggs, which include the following:
“Risks include Ovarian Hyper Stimulation syndrome (OHSS) due to superovulation, loss of fertility, ovarian torsion, blood clots, kidney disease, premature menopause, ovarian cysts, chronic pelvic pain, stroke, reproductive cancers, and in some cases, death.”[click to continue...]
The right-to-life movement would be essentially erased, if pro-life advocates adopt Renkl’s short-sighted supposed solution.
Let’s begin by observing the most obvious error in her thinking. That is, by agreeing to not talk about the issues of abortion, contraception, so-called “gay marriage,” L.G.B.T. issues, and so forth, we would thus guarantee their further decaying of our culture. Only by shining a light into the darkness of sinful behavior does such behavior ever end. “Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them,” the Bible instructs (Eph 5:11).[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...]