Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Catholics must learn the truth about the Churches Stand Against Contraception!
In the Theology of the Body, a great work by John Paul II, all of the churches teachings on human sexuality are explained with great detail. This work is extremely beautiful to study and learn. Christopher West is a laymen who has devoted his life to the Theology of the Body and he is a great resource to get answers to questions regarding our human sexuality. -- Use the link I have in my links section to go to his website.
There is genius in our Churches teachings. Sadly many in the church work to undermine Her teachings on contraception. Below is a statement some find difficult to accept and therefore work against; yet it is the teachings of our Savior because Jesus entrusted His church to the Apostles and their successors. Jesus gave them the power to bind and to loose. J
The Church has affirmed that the illicitness of contraception is an infallible doctrine: --- "The Church has always taught the intrinsic evil of contraception, that is, of every marital act intentionally rendered unfruitful. This teaching is to be held as definitive and irreformable. Contraception is gravely opposed to marital chastity, it is contrary to the good of the transmission of life (the procreative aspect of matrimony), and to the reciprocal self-giving of the spouses (the unitive aspect of matrimony); it harms true love and denies the sovereign role of God in the transmission of human life" (Vademecum for Confessors 2:4, Feb. 12, 1997). Use this link to read this definitive teaching!!!! When you get there, go to the section with the heading, 'The Teaching of the Church on Responsible Procreation and look at number 4. For that matter read the whole document, it's excellent!