Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Even At March For Life, Contraception Is Accepted

Michael Voris attended the March for Life and some of the pro-life gatherings in the past few days.  He interviewed a number of young people at the Capital Hyatt in Washington.  Just prior to the march, it is filled with pro-life people.  I believe one of the major pro-life groups has a convention there.  At any rate, Voris interviewed a number of the pro-life youth in attendance and obtained some very disturbing replies.  Ladies and gentlemen, please watch the video, then see my comments below it.

There are those who say that these young people point to a shining promise for the pro-life movement.  I beg to differ.  The acceptance of the moral evil of contraception in so many points to a dismal prospect for the pro-life movement.  If the truth of contraception is not taught RIGHT NOW in an unambiguous, complete and forthright manner, the pro-life movement will implode upon itself.  For the sad status of these young people, they are most likely not to blame.  Rather it is their parents, priests, teachers, youth-group leaders who will have to answer for their souls.

When is the last time you heard a homily at Sunday Mass stating the truth about contraception in a bold, non-nuanced fashion?  It's been a while for me, too.  Oh, we might hear about abortion (maybe 2-3 times a year), but nary a word is spoken about the mortal sin of contraception usage.  I understand such silence is ordered by the bishops.  Pray that God soften their hearts.

Perhaps a little history is in order, particularly for those who think prohibition of contraception is strictly a Catholic anomaly.  Until 1929, all the Christian denominations understood that the usage of contraception was a heinous evil.  Then came the 1930 Lambeth Conference of the Anglican (Episcopalian, in U.S.) Church when the usage of contraception was permitted "in limited circumstances".  That was enough for the elephant to stick its nose under the tent.

Many people and institutions saw the danger.  In the early part of the twentieth century, sanity reigned much more than it does now.   Read these words: "Carried to its logical conclusion, the committee’s report if carried into effect would sound the death-knell of marriage as a holy institution, by establishing degrading practices which would encourage indiscriminate immorality."  Guess what right-wing religious zealot wrote that?   None!  That's from (sit down!) the Washington Post, in an editorial in their March 22, 1931 edition.  My, how that newspaper has deteriorated, but I digress.

In 1968, Pope Paul VI released the encyclical Humanae Vitae.  Written over 40 years ago, many of the evils about which the Holy Father warned did not exist.  They do now.  His warning went unheeded; now we have to have Marches for Life and fight gay encroachment.  Even more sadder is the fact that so many souls are going to hell.  It was Our Lady of Fatima herself who stated that most of the souls who go to hell do so because of sins of the flesh.  Contraception encourages such sin - and damnation.

Read this article from Business Insider. Although it's two years old, it's still relevant.  Why, oh why, do our Catholic parents and clergy hesitate when it comes to teaching young people (and old) the truth about contraception?  Too many souls are at stake - including those of the young people who answered Voris in the negative.

PS - I look to tomorrow's "homosexuality" segment with some trepidation.

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