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Pete Vere is a canon lawyer and a Catholic author. He recently co-authored Surprised by Canon Law: 150 Questions Catholics Ask About Canon Law (Servant Books) with Michael Trueman and More Catholic Than the Pope (Our Sunday Visitor) with Patrick Madrid. He lives in Sault Ste. Marie, Canada.

This article originally appeared in Interim, Canada's pro-life newpaper online, and is used by permission of the author.

1 posted on 07/31/2007 7:29:30 AM PDT by NYer
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2 posted on 07/31/2007 7:29:56 AM PDT by NYer ("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
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An excellent point: too many Christians suppose that the lenses through which they view the modern world and the lenses through which the inspired Biblical authors viewed the world are more or less identical.

Hence the large number of self-described "Evangelical" or "Bible" Christians who accept the teaching of Margaret Sanger on fertility and reject God's.

What makes witchcraft and sorcery evil is that it involves humans usurping powers and rights which are only God's to grant.

3 posted on 07/31/2007 7:36:58 AM PDT by wideawake
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Article:”With few exceptions, I could trace every marital breakdown to the couple saying “no” to the fertility with which God had blessed them.”

What does the Roman Catholic church say about “family planning”? In other words, are ANY means used by married couples to reduce their number of children acceptable? I have heard many Catholics talk about natural family planning but this seems to be “saying ‘no’ to the fertility with which God has blessed them” (as the author states).

What is the official RCC view?


8 posted on 07/31/2007 9:14:51 AM PDT by visually_augmented (I was blind, but now I see)
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Back in 1975, I learned from a priest that the Greek word “pharmakeia” used by St. Paul in Galatians, was referring to the “occult use of medicinal herbs”, among which were those that enduced abortion.

So over 30 years ago, I was taught that back in the days of Paul, the practice of abortion was considered a form of witchcraft or “occult medicine” and Paul warned his Galatian church about that.


13 posted on 07/31/2007 9:44:08 AM PDT by Running On Empty (The three sorriest words: "It's too late")
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Interesting. I think I’ll request the books he mentions in his article. We might even have them in our library, since the author is a local university professor!


29 posted on 07/31/2007 2:49:21 PM PDT by Tax-chick (All the main characters die, and then the Prince of Sweden delivers the Epilogue.)
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Thank you for this information, since no numbers are given anywhere about the history of abortion. I need to know if abortion was practiced in pre-war Germany and Europe, and now I know what to look for in my research. I could never understand the holocaust, but if abortion was being overlooked and practiced, then a Bible study I have done will be confirmed in my mind, and a great fear of the LORD fills my heart.


30 posted on 07/31/2007 8:53:09 PM PDT by huldah1776
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“Holy Scripture may never use the words abortion and contraception; however, the Bible is not silent on the issue.” God definitely lets us know that He hates child sacrifice.


31 posted on 07/31/2007 8:55:42 PM PDT by huldah1776
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Dr. Brian Koop, a former FReeper, used to be the main advocate for the Christian view of contraception. He made me think of it for the first time (before I was married, it wasn’t an issue).

What is interesting is that many pastors are starting quietly change their view on chemical contraception, so the tide is starting to turn.

32 posted on 08/01/2007 4:23:40 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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