Skip to comments.Even At March For Life, Contraception Is Accepted
Posted on 01/23/2014 4:23:42 AM PST by markomalley
Michael Voris attended the March for Life and some of the pro-life gatherings in the past few days. He interviewed a number of young people at the Capital Hyatt in Washington. Just prior to the march, it is filled with pro-life people. I believe one of the major pro-life groups has a convention there. At any rate, Voris interviewed a number of the pro-life youth in attendance and obtained some very disturbing replies. Ladies and gentlemen, please watch the video, then see my comments below it.
(video at link)
There are those who say that these young people point to a shining promise for the pro-life movement. I beg to differ. The acceptance of the moral evil of contraception in so many points to a dismal prospect for the pro-life movement. If the truth of contraception is not taught RIGHT NOW in an unambiguous, complete and forthright manner, the pro-life movement will implode upon itself. For the sad status of these young people, they are most likely not to blame. Rather it is their parents, priests, teachers, youth-group leaders who will have to answer for their souls.
When is the last time you heard a homily at Sunday Mass stating the truth about contraception in a bold, non-nuanced fashion? It's been a while for me, too. Oh, we might hear about abortion (maybe 2-3 times a year), but nary a word is spoken about the mortal sin of contraception usage. I understand such silence is ordered by the bishops. Pray that God soften their hearts.
Perhaps a little history is in order, particularly for those who think prohibition of contraception is strictly a Catholic anomaly. Until 1929, all the Christian denominations understood that the usage of contraception was a heinous evil. Then came the 1930 Lambeth Conference of the Anglican (Episcopalian, in U.S.) Church when the usage of contraception was permitted "in limited circumstances". That was enough for the elephant to stick its nose under the tent.
Many people and institutions saw the danger. In the early part of the twentieth century, sanity reigned much more than it does now. Read these words: "Carried to its logical conclusion, the committees report if carried into effect would sound the death-knell of marriage as a holy institution, by establishing degrading practices which would encourage indiscriminate immorality." Guess what right-wing religious zealot wrote that? None! That's from (sit down!) the Washington Post, in an editorial in their March 22, 1931 edition. My, how that newspaper has deteriorated, but I digress.
In 1968, Pope Paul VI released the encyclical Humanae Vitae. Written over 40 years ago, many of the evils about which the Holy Father warned did not exist. They do now. His warning went unheeded; now we have to have Marches for Life and fight gay encroachment. Even more sadder is the fact that so many souls are going to hell. It was Our Lady of Fatima herself who stated that most of the souls who go to hell do so because of sins of the flesh. Contraception encourages such sin - and damnation.
Read this article from Business Insider. Although it's two years old, it's still relevant. Why, oh why, do our Catholic parents and clergy hesitate when it comes to teaching young people (and old) the truth about contraception? Too many souls are at stake - including those of the young people who answered Voris in the negative.
PS - I look to tomorrow's "homosexuality" segment with some trepidation.
A poll for Catholic FReepers:
When was the last time you heard a homily where:
NB: my answer to "a" and "b" -- I can't remember such a time
my answer to "c" -- once in the past 10 years and that was not a homily but a couple from the parish making a brief presentation (not very well either) who spoke briefly during the "liturgy of the announcements" after Holy Communion
When contraception is accepted, sex without consequences becomes expected.
THAT is what makes abortion “necessary”.
Abortion is the natural fallout from accepting contraception.
I don’t think there’s any chance of improvement until society completely bottoms out. As long as practically everyone accepts the assumption that the goal of life is maximum genital pleasure, everything past that is splitting hairs. I won’t say it doesn’t make a difference whether ensuring sterility is done through abstinence or chemicals or surgery, but it doesn’t make enough difference.
The caucus label will be removed because the article mentions non-Catholics.
Despite how the MSM tries to spin it, the March for Life is not exclusively a Catholic event.
The answer to a, b: 1958.
Answer to c: never. I’m not counting the NFP couple barkers because they shouldn’t have been on the altar in the first place—not even during the “liturgy of the announcements” (priceless!). And I’m not even sure, to this day, that natural family planning is what God or the Church had in mind. On the other hand, I don’t doubt its efficacy in preventing conception.
The pro-life movement does not comprise exclusively Romanists—nor necessarily even the religious. When you commit the category error of confusing exterminating the unborn with preventing conception, you only muddy the issue.
Who are you going to teach it to??? The people having the abortions (mostly) are the people who couldn't care less what you have to say or teach...
Not that it makes much difference, but how do kyou know if these young people are Catholic or Protestant?
Bingo. For everyone that says the pro-life movement has to push for the end of birth control, there are others who will say that to be consistently pro-life you have to be against the death penalty, against war (even just war), against big corporations poisoning children by dumping toxins into the water table, and so forth.
Hey, these are all good topics, and we can have that discussion. But in the meantime, let's keep focused on the topic at hand, which is the intentional extermination of millions of unborn human beings. I don't buy into the faulty logic that says, "unless you are prepared to make a statement against every social ill, you're not allowed to make a statement on this one."