Today at the 11:15 Mass at St John Neumann Church in Gaithersburg, Fr LaHood preached against the evils of contraception and for the teaching of Humanae Vitae. This homily was occasioned by the upcoming 44th anniversary of the issuance of the encyclical by Pope Paul VI (July 25th, Wednesday). Read that encyclical and then listen to the homily now.
As you read Humanae Vitae, you might think it was written just last year instead of 44 years ago, as most of the horrible consequences of contraception's embrace have been realized all too vividly. There is no doubt that the embrace of the anti-life mentality inherent in contraception's use has unleashed many plagues on humanity. Some who are reading this are no doubt snickering at the thought. In fact, I saw a few fellow Mass attendees roll their eyes as Father was preaching. There are none so blind as they who will not see, and such are dissenters from the clear teaching of the Church.
Of course as we consider these thoughts, that makes all the more evident why the $5.3 million grant given to CARE by the Catholic Relief Services is beyond reprehensible. At any rate, I hope that this homily is the start of a much-needed trend in our Churches today.
“I know that the Lord wants the (Second Vatican) Council to make headway in the Church. Historians tell us that it takes 100 years for a Council to be applied. We are halfway there. So, if you want to help me, do whatever it takes to move the Council forward in the Church.” – Francis the Merciful
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