Tag: Contraception

Contraception and Contrition: A Christian Perspective

The celebration of Pentecost Sunday is also the perfect time to contemplate our life and review its history, a good opportunity to review our imperfections, ask God for his forgiveness. “The Advocate, the holy Spirit that the Father will send in my...

The Catholic Church and Contraception, Part 4

Part 1 explained that Catholic teaching on contraception, and its larger teaching on marriage, were based on St. Augustine of Hippo’s experience with Manichaeism. In the 1960s, there was cause for hope that Augustine’s influence would be...

The Catholic Church and Contraception, Part 3

Part 1 explained that Catholic teaching on contraception, and indeed its larger teaching on marriage, were based on St. Augustine of Hippo’s experience with Manichean heresy and was accordingly, exceedingly “puritanical.” Many centuries later, in...

The Catholic Church and Contraception, Part 2

Part 1 explained that Catholic teaching on contraception is part of the Church’s larger teaching on marriage. Both reflect the views of St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430 A.D.), who was influenced more by Manichean heresy than Christian tradition...

The Catholic Church and Contraception, Part I

At a time when relativism has undermined the idea of objective truth, both philosophy and religion are challenged more than ever to defend the insights of reason and faith. Yet at the same time prudence continues to require examining, with courage...

What Informed Catholics Expect of Prelates

As I noted in “Overcoming Our Social Chaos”  and “A Layman’s Memo to Catholic Prelates” the future of both Catholic Church and Western Civilization will largely depend on the prelates’ willingness to meet their leadership responsibilities. The...

The Florida Bishops on Abortion and Contraception

On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, January 22, 2019, the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops published a pastoral letter that was signed by every bishop and included in parish bulletins across the state. It began by citing this powerful passage...

The Most Beautiful Teaching Torn Asunder

The Lord is beautiful in all His ways. Everything that he does is perfect beyond the imagination of anyone. As He tells us: “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways . . . for as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are...