11/12/2006
Wrong on Contraception, Again
A devastating critique of a Los Angeles Times article about the possibility of the Catholic Church changing its position on the use of contraception.

Long exposure to the problems of the use of contraception have driven this culture to insist on abortion on demand. But, we can no more sustain this massive use of contraception than we can the massive numbers of abortions, more than 45 million to date. Both have side effects and after-effects that can be devastating and both are "fruits of the same tree."

As the late Pope John Paul the Great says , "such practices are rooted in a hedonistic mentality unwilling to accept responsibility in matters of sexuality, and they imply a self-centered concept of freedom, which regards procreation as an obstacle to personal fulfillment. The life which could result from a sexual encounter thus becomes an enemy to be avoided at all costs, and abortion becomes the only possible decisive response to failed contraception." (Gospel of Life, paragraph 13).

We should all read and re-read The Gospel of Life
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