Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.
Gosh, you or i must be psychic! i just posted a personal article on my blog which mentions contraception...God bless
Excellent website, useful as an aid for teaching morality. With young adults you need to give them the perilous facts and there are plenty here. The rise of breast cancer is alarming, but when you consider the degree of oral contraception handed out freely on prescription on the NHS, which then means (especially in city areas like London) there is a high content of hormones in our water (use a filter if you can), surprise surprise we have an increase in breast cancer (and no doubt other cancers have a similar association).We need to know the truth about the dangers on contraception, maybe then people would finally realise the lies they have been sold with 'the safe sex' campaign.
Fr. Tim,Although the BBC is normally the organ of secularism and anti-Catholic bias, here is the web address of a news article on the BBC website—“River Pollution Sparks Fertility Fears”—which appeared in 2002 and which I can actually recommend for once. You may have seen it already: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/1877162.stmThe article is indirectly helpful to Catholic teaching on contraception in that it illustrates the harmful effects on both male fertility levels and wildlife of pill-driven hormone levels in our water supplies.Admittedly, the problems highlighted in the article do not address the moral objections to contraception in the context of human sexuality. But the ecological issues described illustrate that the pill is dangerous for a whole host of reasons, and they provide another compelling argument in favour of natural family planning methods.When this story hit the headlines, I was half hoping that it might lead to some soul-searching by the political and medical establishments about the wisdom of mass contraception. But the “culture of death” is so entrenched in Western society that our politicians and senior medics are completely unable to envisage “life without the pill.” Even to save the planet…When are we going to have an international protocol to limit oestrogen emissions?
Fr. Finigan,Thanks for the link. I had not heard of that site before. Out here in LA, contraception is seen as "normal." After the birth of our 3rd child, I can't tell you how many comments I get referencing contraception ("are you guys done with 3"; "don't you know there are ways you can prevent that", etc.) and they are all in the parish hall after Mass! Keep up the great work!
Paul, so many times, good Catholic parents have said the same to me. But thank God I also see the pride of the same parents as their children grow and their families become real pillars of the Church, the community and society as a whole. You guys are the winners!
Paul - wait till you get blessed with more than three! I've got six and guess what, with the same wonderful woman who took a leap of faith and said 'yes' to me thirty one years ago at the Altar of God with all the Angels and Saints as my witnesses!'Six kids - do you guys ever watch TV, have you heard of condoms, are you ever going to stop, when's the next one due snigger snigger, etc....' and yes, like you say Paul, a lot of this is from fellow Catholics.You know what. I don't care or give a damn, because every day is an adventure, I love my wife and kids (and first grandson - just four months old now), and I'd go and do it all over again tomorrow! Hard work - you bet and plenty of sweat and tears but not a single regret - just everything to thank God for.I would wholeheartedly recommend that Catholic parents (all parents for heaven's sake) have as many children as possible. While all the crazy 'liberals and greens and save-our-planet' loonies are contracepting themselves out of existence in case we overpopulate (not) and polute the planet just take a step back and ask - What did God make the Earth for??? It wasn't to be an end in itself, what would be the point for God to do that? He made the Earth for us, for human beings - the more the better, He said so Himself!
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