Skip to comments.Contraception Disrupts 'Language of Love,' Bishop Conley Teaches
Posted on 03/25/2014 5:47:43 AM PDT by marshmallow
Lincoln, Neb., Mar 24, 2014 / 08:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop James Conley of Lincoln hopes his new pastoral letter on the sacrificial language of love and the disruptive immorality of contraception will be received with open hearts and open minds.
My hope is that people, Catholic couples especially, and also Catholic physicians and pharmacists, will be willing to look at this issue again, he told CNA March 20.
The Language of Love is Bishop Conleys pastoral letter on the sacrificial nature of love and on contraception, officially promulgated March 25 -- the feast of the Annunciation, when the Church celebrates Marys assent to becoming the Mother of God. The letter can be read in full, and listened to, here.
Bishop Conley said Paul VIs 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae, which rejected contraception as contrary to Christian ethics, had a prophetic message that was good news for all Catholics, since we know that the contraceptive mentality has been so pervasive and so devastating.
He said he hopes that couples using contraception, and physicians prescribing it, will think again about their actions, and turn to Gods tender mercy by making a good heartfelt confession.
Sacrifice is the language of love, Bishop Conley wrote in his pastoral letter. Love is spoken in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, who poured out his life for us on the cross. Love is spoken in the sacrifice of the Christian life, sharing in Christs life, death, and resurrection. And love is spoken in the sacrifice of parents, and pastors, and friends.
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