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pro-life, pro-family, Humanae Vitae ping
Great article. I think it was posted a while back, but it would be in the archives by now and you can't get to them. Either that or I read it over at Crisis. Can't recall for sure. We only have three and get that reaction already. My family is so certain that we are insane that they don't even dare say anything anymore.
posted on 10/24/2001 9:14:41 PM PDT
"Being open to new life and not cooperating with the contraceptive mentality of today's culture makes a Catholic parent a walking sign of contradiction."
I find this an odd statement, considering how very, very few Catholics actually have large families anymore. As a matter of fact, most of the large families I know are protestant homeschooling families. (And I know of some large Catholic homeschooling families, as well.)
posted on 10/24/2001 9:26:06 PM PDT
Ping from a non-Catholic mom of six, who wouldn't mind more. . .
posted on 10/24/2001 9:36:44 PM PDT
It's a wonderful article. Now, as for me - as a Catholic, I'm having a hard time with the BC stuff. I have two kids, at 33, and people with large families have a lot more courage than I do. I figure I've been blessed with 2 perfect beauties, I don't want to push my luck. Believe it or not, I got assaulted by the fertility police when I was expecting my 2nd! So I use BC, but it's very important to me that it's ethical BC.
posted on 10/24/2001 9:46:38 PM PDT
that look of condescension that says, "Don't you know what causes that?"
We have five (in seven years). When I was expecting my 5th, I was in the grocery store. The cashier's eyes got wide when she saw my four little ones and realized I was having another. She said, "Don't you know what causes that?"
I replied, very cooly, "Yes, and my husband and I enjoy it so much, we can't stop!"
Well, she got so red in the face and embarrassed, that I decided that was my response to all those thoughtless clods!!
posted on 10/24/2001 10:35:17 PM PDT
by It's me
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