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The “Fruits” of Contraception

November 30, 2017 16 Comments
The “Fruits” of Contraception

In our culture’s current self-examination on sexual harassment and sexual abuse, we would also do well to ponder how the “contraceptive mentality” has contributed to the many sexually related problems of the day. This view insists that there is no necessary connection between sex and having children; it separates what God has joined. This has […]

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"When I die, there will be no one left to sing for me." A reflection on A Washington Post Article on the Vanishing of Europe

June 24, 2013 24 Comments
"When I die, there will be no one left to sing for me." A reflection on A Washington Post Article on the Vanishing of Europe

We have discussed on this blog numerous times before the coming demographic implosion, especially among Europeans as a result of declining birthrates. It is a matter of some debate how serious the problem is, even among those living in Europe. And not being a denizen of Europe I am not able to play the prophet. […]

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Understanding Oppostion to the HHS Mandate (Part 1): Why the Church Won’t Pay for Contraceptives.

February 6, 2012 51 Comments

In discussing the Health and Human Services (HHS) Mandate that will attempt to force the Catholic Church to pay for contraceptives, abortifacients, and sterilization, I have discovered that many Catholics, while generally understanding why we object to paying for sterilization and abortifacients, are less than enthusiastic about our refusal to pay for contraceptives. This “lack […]

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If You Find A Good Fight, Get In It! On another threat to religious liberty and an important summons to act.

September 22, 2011 51 Comments

We have discussed on this blog before the slow but steady erosion of religious liberty here in America (HERE, HERE, & HERE). We are experiencing a time wherein it is increasingly asserted that the only place for religious expression in our culture is inside church buildings. Religious involvement of any sort in the public forum […]

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Are We Really Over-Populated?

September 29, 2010 43 Comments

One of the seeming premises of the culture of death is that human life is essentially a bad thing. The thinking goes that there are too many of us and that we destroy the planet by our mere presence and use of resources that could be put to better use by more noble creatures like […]

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Was the Black Community Targeted by the Abortion Industry?

June 14, 2010 14 Comments

June is Abortion Awareness Month in the African American Community. It is a tragic and curious fact that just over 30% of the abortions in this country are performed on African American women. But the African American community is only 12% of the US population. This means of course that the Black population is strongly […]

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The Wisdom of Humanae Vitae: Time Has Proved Where Wisdom Lay

December 7, 2009 43 Comments

A generation has passed since the publication of the boldly pastoral and prophetic encyclical Humanae Vitae which upheld the ancient ban on the use of artificial contraception. Perhaps no teaching of the Church causes the worldly to scoff more than our teaching against artificial contraception. The eyes of so many, Catholics among them, roll and the […]

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Connecting the Dots

September 6, 2009 13 Comments

What happens to a Church when: Its Sunday attendance drops from over 80% of members to only 27% of its members attending weekly? When the Birthrate of its members drops below replacement due to contraception and abortion? When it’s members have seldom been trained to evangelize? When It’s members prefer to fit in to the […]

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