Skip to comments.U.S. Archbishop: Using Contraception is Always ‘Evil’
Posted on 06/10/2018 6:42:31 PM PDT by marshmallow
June 5, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) Using contraception is an intrinsic evil in all circumstances because it cuts off one of the goals of marriage which is an openness to life, Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumann told LifeSiteNews.
Any question on this issue lies on the level of moral culpability for those who do use it, he added.
Circumstances can affect the culpability, [but] it doesn't affect the rightness or wrongness of the act, he said.
Speaking exclusively with LifeSiteNews, the incoming chair for the U.S. Bishops pro-life committee said further that following the Churchs teaching on contraception is an attainable goal, and that people simply need good confessors to help them understand that fact.
Good confessors can help and guide people through this, and, I think, help every individual realize that the moral good the moral law is attainable for all of us.
LifeSiteNews Editor-in-chief and co-founder John-Henry Westen had asked Archbishop Naumann in the context of this years 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae whether it was, in fact, the case as some bishops suggesting at the time of the documents release that Catholic couples may still use contraception if they feel in conscience that they were justified, and if not, whether this would make them ineligible then to receive Holy Communion.
Archbishop Naumann confirmed the Churchs teaching on contraception as a moral evil, as well as Church teaching that each and every conjugal act must be open to life.
I think objectively contraception, and we see this in the Catechism, it is clear about that, that there is an intrinsic evil to use it, the archbishop said, because it cuts off one of the goals of marriage, which is an openness to life.
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I agree 100% with Archbishop Joseph Naumann.
Using contraception is an intrinsic evil
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How about the Abstinence method?
Well, that kind of rules out NFP, doesnt it?
Funny, when God pronounced the curse on Adam and Eve, He said that Eve's conception would greatly increase. IOW, before the fall, most of sex would NOT have been for the purpose of having children.
Ask any liberal of any faith or none if they approve of the Catholic Church’s stance on birth control within marriage. The liberal Catholics want it ended the most. Invariably liberals hate it and want it to end. Many conservatives don’t dig it too—but no conservative Catholics.
There is a reason for this.
All the versions other than King James reads increase your pain of childbirth. Doesn’t have anything to so with the frequency of conception or whether the sex was primarily recreational vs reproductive.
This link takes you to the Hebrew for Genesis 3:16 which supports my point.
If God didn’t intend sex to recreational, He wouldn’t have given man such a strong desire for it or made it so enjoyable. he could also have created woman to go into heat if it were just for procreation.
**Using Contraception is Always Evil**
God said “Go forth, be fertile and multiply.”
Contraception does not follow God’s Instructions for all.
Abstinence is OK. So is Natural Family Planning — part of that planning is abstinence.
**Well, that kind of rules out NFP, doesnt it?** No it doesn’t. Please read up on Natural Family Planning.
Yes yes yes !!!!
Finally the TRUTH is BACK !!!
The pill. Evil
IUDs horrible and evil
The ONLY true method for MARRIED folks is the MAN having CONTROL
NO SNIPPING EITHER. That’s just wrong not evil
Ok nuff sed
My free will allows me do as I choose concerning birth control.
Agree with the Bishop. “An openness to life should be and must be welcomed in every act of intimacy, since an openness to live must be dependent on biological patterns in people. Amazing how some people are clueless. “Openness to life?” Yup.
Other than giving moral guidance on the intrinsic value of human life and the education and avoidance of any method of birth control for married couples that takes the life of the innocent unborn, the “church” should stay out of the decision between a husband and wife. God gave us brains to go along with our sexual desires and not all intercourse MUST be for procreation only. Should we be “open” to conception in the case where the method doesn’t work? Of course! But to flat out prohibit ANY form of birth control for any reason seems both extreme and irresponsible.
LOL. I think men are always in heat. 😁 In my OTC high school, I dont think more than a few cared what the church said about anything, let alone birth control. I didnt either. We handle our nightly activities as we see fit, to the glory of God. Everyone else, may feel free to stay out of our bedroom. 👍🤣
Throughout history, Catholics have made better art than Protestants especially where the beauty and celebration of the human body is involved. Both clothed and nude. - Tour through Europe and bask in the reverent merging of the sensual and the sacred in the greatest works of Western art. Sistine Chapel anyone?
Catholic cultures also tend to be more comfortable with dance, touch, and affection (both romantic and platonic) in ways that Puritanical cultures to their detriment are not.
You don’t need to be Catholic to hold a pro-life view on sex. I know of Protestants with beautiful marriages and families who do.
In fact, Protestants historically held the SAME stance with regard to artificial contraception. It was not until the 1931 Lambeth Conference for example, that the Church of England changed its doctrine on the matter — as the Western world embarked upon its slippery slope down the culture of abortion and sexual chaos.
Make no mistake, the contraceptive mentality is spiritual poison and is at the *root* of the sexual brokenness, gender identity crises, and dysfunction plaguing much of modern society. The papal encyclical “Humanae Vitae” explains why in philosophical and logical terms. Even just physically speaking, the pill has wreaked havoc on so many women’s bodies and mental health.
At heart this is an issue of “faith alone” in “God alone.” I find it strange Protestants apply this to something as overwhelmingly encompassing as salvation, but then put a caveat with regard to sex.
Do we entrust God with our sex lives or not. Do we trust God with our wombs or not. The pill, the condom, these are all designed as buffers against God.
Is it not *sexier* to take the leap of faith than to plan children out like financial line items spread out over an Excel spread sheet? (I was at a Bible study and this was how a newlywed couple’s perspective on their future children sounded like. Just a bunch of bills. “Planned parenthood” in its truest sense: a long term secular life insurance policy with some children thrown in. Nil mention of what God may want.)
Artificial contraception tools are by design, buffers against God and the ultimate message being given to God is: "stay out."
I explain in post 17 how it's not by accident that Catholic art celebrates the beauty of the human body and merges the sensual with the sacred so beautifully...That Catholic cultures are more embracing of open displays of affection, dance, and touch. And that the adventure and freedom of surrendering one's body and sex life fully to GOD is inherently sexier than ascribing to a life insurance policy of "planned parenthood." Pun intended.
Even if Christians don't abort our "mistakes," we have abandoned the fullness of moral authority on the matter for a generation by catering to the secular demands of our postmodern, "pro-choice" contraceptive culture. And "pro-choice" is the slippery slope to statements like: "I can choose my gender."
"Pro-Life" is a pact we make with God. Even before conception.
As I say in my earlier post, Catholics and Protestants have historically held the same view on artificial contraception. It wasn't until the 20th Century, when a rift was created on this particular issue with landmark events such as the Lambeth Conference in England, 1931.
And it's precisely statements like these that Christians can't be taken seriously by our secular counterparts on issues ranging from abortion to transgenderism. Once we tell God "keep out!" of the sacred act of sex (even with the "don't worry I won't abort it" caveat) the slippery slope accelerates from there. It already has. Satan calls it Planned Parenthood.
But I thought we are supposed to submit to our partners if at all possible when they want sex? Read that somewhere in the Bible, yes I did. If one did such thing who could afford that many kids in this era?
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