Christ predicted there would come a time when people would say “blessed are the barren.” Is this not the age we live in?[click to continue...]
However, He has given us no revelation that this is, in fact, what He does for babies who die without being baptized. In fact, the Holy Spirit has led the Catholic Church to just the opposite/ revelation. In the Second Council of Lyons and the Council of Florence, the Holy Spirit led the Church to assert dogmatically that such souls do go to limbo.[click to continue...]
Yet, contraception seeks to put a wall up between the spouses.
It says to one another, “I love you, except I reject your fertility.” Clearly, this is anything but a totality in exchange of persons during the conjugal act.
“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...]
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.
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...]
In God’s providence He blessed you with the gift of a child, despite your intention to prevent that from happening.
Now, He is the supreme authority, so who are you to question His decisions?
He also crafted you in your mother’s womb (Isaiah 44:2, Jeremiah 1:5, Psalm 139:13). He knows you better than anyone. He knows what you need and what will bring you the most happiness.[click to continue...]
Oh, I realize the state recognized them as married, issuing them a marriage license. I know they qualified for tax breaks. I imagine the cake cutting was a funny moment. Their first dance and their honeymoon in Cancun were romantic.
But that doesn’t mean God blessed their union.[click to continue...]