Skip to comments.U.S. Bishops’ Publication Urges Priests to Preach on Contraception, Sterilization, IVF
Posted on 03/05/2011 6:03:11 AM PST by marshmallow
WASHINGTON, DC, MARCH 4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) In the latest issue of Life Issues Forum, a weekly publication of the U.S. Bishops Conference Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, priests are being urged to foster an understanding of Church teachings on life and chastity through homilies, and through bulletin inserts and announcements citing good articles on these teachings. Although released today, the publication is not yet available on the website of the USCCB.
Susan E. Wills, assistant director for education and outreach of the USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, is the author of the publication. In it Wills draws attention to three areas where there is a profound darkening of conscience even among Catholics.
Wills cites written material from three Catholics illustrating the trend:
- In a paper on the ethics of contraception, a Catholic college student wrote that she believes the Church does not take very seriously its objection to contraceptive use, so she doesnt either. She has never heard it mentioned in a homily, nor been told of the teaching (except dismissively) in years of Catholic schooling.
- A co-chair of a parish-based program gave the impression she is considering being sterilized. On a popular blog for urban moms, she asked if other women could share their positive experiences with a particular method of permanent sterilization.
- Another Catholic woman wrote of her experiences going through multiple harrowing cycles of egg extraction and in vitro fertilization (IVF), in her effort to create children genetically related to herself and her husband.
I hope SOMEONE posts it when it comes out.
Wow! 4 responses already! (Sorry about that)
“The Church does not take very seriously its objection to contraceptive use, so she doesnt either. She has never heard it mentioned in a homily, nor been told of the teaching (except dismissively) in years of Catholic schooling.”
Without faith, it is impossible to please God.
Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on us.
Most priests won’t preach it because it will drive a lot of women from church.
Though when my bride was living in Lincoln NE, it was preached. Actually was preached at my LCMS church also. But that is not the norm.
“Most priests wont preach it because it will drive a lot of women from church.”
Worse. Most won’t preach on it because they do not believe in the Church’s teaching against contraception. The chancellor of a diocese who told me that apparently didn’t believe in the Church’s teaching either. It’s not an unwillingness to offend that is the problem. It is HERESY.
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