Via Scoop.it – From The Pews’ Puter…
A practicing Catholic explains why he skipped a mass that would likely include a bishops letter about contraception and a defense of the Catholic Church’s political battle over free birth control, and what his family did instead. … A “Practicing” Catholic… One that is jumping through hoops in order that their child get a “Cookie.” One that forgoes Mass…but Practicing. One that seems to believe that they know more than our Shepherds… Practicing. My intention is not to sound harsh. My intention is to simply point out how Practicing this Catholic is. “To be fair, the Church has been consistently opposed to contraception for years…”
This sentence in particular cracks me up! For years! Like 10, 20?? Anonymous, though, does raise an interesting point, why are some refused Holy Communion while others are not. My overly simplistic response is this… It depends on the Priest. Not all Priests are stern enough to deny Communion to others. Some Priests are overly-understanding. You know, it’s kind of like the Rest of the World! We are All Different. Go Figure! We may have the same Teacher in School but due to our Personalities, perhaps you will stand up and repeat what the Teacher said, the way you understood, but others may have perceived it a bit different. I know, it is a far-fetched idea, but sometimes, people can be different. Oh, and I find it hilarious that someone would try to find Contraception in the Bible or Birth Control! You see, that whole tendency that we have of giving in to lust may have been around since the Fall of Man. But that “Liberation of Women” that allows us to be used as Objects without the “Burden of Life,” well, that’s much newer. Perhaps, Anonymous, you should take the time to Read the CCC and Blessed JPII’s Letter to Families, and then if you are really up for a challenge, how about Learning about Theology of the Body?? Oh and CCC stands for Cathechism of the Catholic Church. It is a Book on Which Our Faith, you know, that one you “Practice” was founded. I sincerely Pray that you will have the Courage to Search for Truth and not just allow yourself to be informed and/or persuaded by the World. Remember, We are NOT of This World, why be formed by it.
God Bless You in †JMJ†
“He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone…”
God Bless You in †JMJ†
I also wanted to share with you where in Scripture Contraception (defined as “The deliberate use of artificial methods or other techniques to prevent pregnancy as a consequence of sexual intercourse” by the Free on-line dictionary or “deliberate prevention of conception or impregnation” by Merriam Webster) is shown, portrayed or deemed “bad.”
Onan is killed by God because he Contracepted!
Here is a link to a Blogger that I truly admire, The Bad Catholic, check out the link because he is quite eloquent this subject.
And since I am now posting this comment on the main wall, I can Link! YAY!
Here it is.
Again, I Challenge you to Seek the Truth and to be Faithful to Our Mother Church, the Holy See and The Magisterium.
God Bless You in
I am very Grateful that you were kind enough to read what I wrote!
Even more that you took the time to come here and comment!
I am not sure if you are Anonymous or not, but either way, this is Great!
You see, as a Sister in Christ, it is my Responsibility to help you! We are obligated to do so.
I saw that you used Scripture, but you failed to see so much more of it. If you go to Paul’s letter to the Romans 15:14, you will see that we do not have to be Perfect, to admonish our Brothers and Sisters that are lost in Lies.
“And concerning you, my brethren, I myself also am convinced that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able also to admonish one another.” NASU, if I recall correctly, that is the version you use.
You see, God’s Grace makes us full of goodness, it is up to US to strive daily to be filled with knowledge and to be Practicing and Faithful to Our Holy Mother Church, the Holy See and the Magisterium.
You see more examples of our Responsibilities towards one another in 1 Thess. 5:12-14,
“But we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you instruction, and that you esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another. We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.”
Though a Sorry, Sinful, Fallen Creature, I can Help You!!! I Want to Help you find your way back to the Truth!
You speak of Contraception in a way that is, well, WRONG!
Just look at Humanae Vitae:
“Responsible men can become more deeply convinced of the truth of the doctrine laid down by the Church on this issue if they reflect on the consequences of methods and plans for artificial birth control. Let them first consider how easily this course of action could open wide the way for marital infidelity and a general lowering of moral standards. Not much experience is needed to be fully aware of human weakness and to understand that human beings—and especially the young, who are so exposed to temptation—need incentives to keep the moral law, and it is an evil thing to make it easy for them to break that law. Another effect that gives cause for alarm is that a man who grows accustomed to the use of contraceptive methods may forget the reverence due to a woman, and, disregarding her physical and emotional equilibrium, reduce her to being a mere instrument for the satisfaction of his own desires, no longer onsidering her as his partner whom he should surround with care and affection.”
That’s just the tip of the iceberg!!!
There is Much information out there! Read and Educate your Family on the Dignity of Our Bodies, not just Catholic’s but ALL OF OUR BODIES!!!
And that compromise that you mention, really, you see it as a compromise? To take quote from Elizabeth Scalia’s article, “Obama has Stranded the Catholic Left”
“If, upon gauging the dismay of his allies within the church, Obama had truly meant to assuage the consciences of his Catholic allies, he could have done so easily and clearly; instead his words suggested to some that even the narrow conscience clause offered in his first decision was at risk, and his solution looks like a shell game, analogous, as blogger Marc Barnes put it, to trying to force Orthodox Jewish restaurants to sell bacon, but then “accommodating” them by forcing them to “pay a Gentile with a bacon cart to serve pork” for them.”
I Pray this Helps! And thank you for the Blessing 😉
Right Back at you and God Love You ♥