Skip to comments.Time To Admit It: The Church Has Always Been Right On Birth Control
Posted on 02/09/2012 2:39:26 PM PST by Petrosius
Painting the Catholic Church as "out of touch" is like shooting fish in a barrel, what with the funny hats and gilded churches. And nothing makes it easier than the Church's stance against contraception.
Many people, (including our editor) are wondering why the Catholic Church doesn't just ditch this requirement. They note that most Catholics ignore it, and that most everyone else finds it divisive, or "out-dated." C'mon! It's the 21st century, they say! Don't they SEE that it's STUPID, they scream.
Here's the thing, though: the Catholic Church is the world's biggest and oldest organization. It has buried all of the greatest empires known to man, from the Romans to the Soviets. It has establishments literally all over the world, touching every area of human endeavor. It's given us some of the world's greatest thinkers, from Saint Augustine on down to René Girard. When it does things, it usually has a good reason. Everyone has a right to disagree, but it's not that they're a bunch of crazy old white dudes who are stuck in the Middle Ages.
So, what's going on?
The Church teaches that love, marriage, sex, and procreation are all things that belong together. That's it. But it's pretty important. And though the Church has been teaching this for 2,000 years, it's probably never been as salient as today.
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Does that sound familiar?
Because it sure sounds like what's been happening for the past 40 years.
As a Catholic, I have thought for a long time, that the reason the church opposed birth control was that 2000 years ago, Catholicism was very much a minority. The leaders wanted their fellows to increase and multiply, to increase the overall number of Catholics and make it more difficult for political regimes to oppress the faithful.
Also, more people to provide support for the clergy.
“The Church teaches that love, marriage, sex, and procreation are all things that belong together. That’s it. But it’s pretty important.”
Pretty much it in a nutshell.
Since the “Playboy Philosophy” taught sex was a new form of acceptable in-door sport in any form or manner, we have had massive STD epidemics, AIDs, children having children, no morality, etc., etc.
The Catholic Church is right on this issue - all the way, as it is on Child murder (abortion).
I remember reading somewhere that the push for Sex Ed was because out of wedlock births reached something like 5% in High Schools, and that was deemed “unacceptable”.
Funny how people have been arguing against such permissiveness for decades have been proven right, yet nobody pay attention.
I agree with the article...but its a moot point.
People are already trying to take this argument down the path of “The Catholic Church should modernize”.
I refuse to go down that road...the argument is not about birth control at all...it is about government force used against a religious group.
I am sick to death of these talking heads stating that women need
access to contraception, EVERYONE has access all they have to do is
PAY for it. This is NOT required for ones health it is elective I was not
aware insurance companies paid for anything elective!!!!! Catholic
women who want to use contraceptives are more than welcome to do
so they just can not receive the sacraments until they are no longer
using contraceptives and receive confession. It is their choice to leave
the grace of the church. If you are not happy with the teachings of the
church then FIND a different church plain and simple!!!!!”!
Some people will hear (or read) all the theological explanations, all the psychological and anthropological discussions, all the arguments from practical consequences ... and simply dismiss it all and make something up.
Others, of course, just make something up without ever doing the real work of learning why the Church believes what it does and what the results of error are.
If your theory were right, why wouldn’t they support IVF, etc. Have you ever bothered to read what the Church actually says about it, or just listened to what the media says? Maybe you should do some reading.
Interesting you choose that phrase, it sounds pretty similar to Genesis 1:28. How terrible of Catholics to read the Bible.
“.the argument is not about birth control at all...it is about government force used against a religious group”
Government force against a CERTAIN religious group would be more accurate. (mind the tagline. It’s a true story)
And fight the wars, till the fields, man the factories, educate, serve, and influence the rest of the world, and—oh, yeah—continue the species.
The Church doesn’t compel ANYONE to obey its rules. It explains what it believes is the right course—not just for Catholics, but for humanity. Pius X came up with an even more chilling prediction when divorce was gaining sympathy:
I think I’ve missed a step, but surely you see the progression. Was he right? Sure looks that way.
It’s reading INTO the Bible that we try to avoid. Like finding social justice in Christ’s sermons.
What a neat article! Not that it has much to do with the Contstitutional question which I think needs far more plowing. But it does answer the the feminist twits on their own ground.
All we can do with some of these gay-defending posts is try to explain. After all, they may be young and infected by Marxist schooling.
We may not convince them by the end of the thread, and they may never want to lose face by backing down, but we may plant a seed.
I’ve always said a good moral education is a luxury.
Excellent summary, in simple terms!
Interesting - can you advise in which document did Pius X say this? I’d like to read the whole thing.