Living in the Two Hearts

My Spiritual Insights and Musings

Grave Consequences… Humanae Vitae

Grave Consequences of Methods of Artificial Birth Control

17. Upright men can even better convince themselves of the solid grounds on which the teaching of the Church in this field is based, if they care to reflect upon the consequences of methods of artificial birth control[3 things for reflection]

1) Let them consider, first of all, how wide and easy a road would thus be opened up towards conjugal infidelity and the general lowering of morality

  • …Not much experience is needed in order to know human weakness, and to understand that men-especially the young, who are so vulnerable on this point-have need of encouragement to be faithful to the moral law, so that they must not be offered some easy means of eluding its observance…

(How are we encouraging this when WE not only hand out contraception at schools, but also teach them how to use them!)

2) It is also to be feared that the man, growing used to the employment of anticonceptive practices, may finally lose respect for the woman and, no longer caring for her physical and psychological equilibrium, may come to the point of considering her as a mere instrument of selfish enjoyment, and no longer as his respected and beloved companion.

(Sound familiar?  Internet pornography, Gentlemen’s Clubs, national pornography publications – Playboy and Penthouse; International slave trade of Women, girls and boys for the purpose of using them for sex… need I go on?)

3) Let it be considered also that a dangerous weapon would thus be placed in the hands of those public authorities who take no heed of moral exigencies.

  • Who could blame a government for applying to the solution of the problems of the community those means acknowledged to be licit for married couples in the solution of a family problem?
  • Who will stop rulers from favoring, from even imposing upon their peoples, if they were to consider it necessary, the method of contraception which they judge to be most efficacious?

(HELLO! What did I just write above in #1?  Are not our public schools – funded by our government – doling out contraception and instructing our young people how to use them?!  WHY ARE WE ALLOWING THIS????)

In such a way men, wishing to avoid individual, family, or social difficulties encountered in the observance of the divine law, would reach the point of placing at the mercy of the intervention of public authorities the most personal and most reserved sector of conjugal intimacy.

Consequently, if the mission of generating life is not to be exposed to the arbitrary will of men, one must necessarily recognize unsurmountable limits to the possibility of man’s domination over his own body and its functions; limits which no man, whether a private individual or one invested with authority, may licitly surpass…

…And such limits cannot be determined otherwise than by the respect due to the integrity of the human organism and its functions, according to the principles recalled earlier, and also according to the correct understanding of the “principle of totality” illustrated by our predecessor Pope Pius XII.

And the LORD said, “Behold, they are one people,
and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do;
and nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.
Come, let us go down, and there confuse their language, that they
may not understand one another’s speech.”
So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth,
and they left off building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there
the LORD confused the language of all the earth; and from there
the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.~ Gen 11:6-9

For Further Reading on the Immorality of Contraception, click here.


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