Common Sense on Change - 2 of 2
In pursuit of the truth – cinops be gone - Thursday, January 22, 2009
This is the conclusion of the article. I do not know who wrote it
Based on my experiences over these last 5 years of being involved with our group in this fight against abortion and my knowledge of Change Analysis I have concluded that the approval of the Pill and the expanded acceptance of contraception is really the root cause of the explosion of abortion over the last 35 years in our country.
I am not the one that believes this. For the next few minutes I will read quotes from Catholic Authorities linking abortion to contraception. See my 3rd list.
Third list: Quotes from Catholic Authorities Linking Abortion to Contraception:
We have heard from both clergy and lay leaders that overcoming contraception is key to overcoming abortion. Rather than pinning our hopes primarily on overturning Roe v. Wade and other political action, it may be time for Catholics to take control of their destiny.
We can do this by educating our younger generation to resist the trappings of contraception and abortion. This can be accomplished by training older teens and young adults to understand John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, and training couples planning for Marriage in full courses about Natural Family Planning.
Along with others, I have spent time in front of abortion clinics praying and sidewalk counseling. The most heartbreaking situation to see is when married patents come to kill their second child, or their fourth child and have actually brought all their other children in the car with them. Sidewalk counselors have asked many of these parents if they know about NFP (natural family planning) and invariably they have no knowledge of it.
Thank you for your attention.
Thinking with the Church
Is that still possible? Pope Benedict XVI has a few thoughts:
“The Lord does for us what we cannot do for ourselves. But he does not consign us to idleness; the peace of the Lord requires that we put on the mind of Jesus Christ. If Jesus were to be as visible in our midst as he once was to his disciples, what would he find? (Jan. 18th meditation)
For the Catholic mind, Church is to be understood solely as the community of those who communicate together in the body and in the word of the Lord, and a community of communicants exists, just as does a linguistic community, only if there is unity in the witness of its members.”… (Jan. 19th meditation)
In the witness of public officials who are in support of the Freedom of Choice Act and they call themselves Catholic; what actions should the bishops take?
George H. Kubeck