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Catholics who convince others to use Abortifacient Contraception

I just had a really sad experience at a Catholic discussion group. I watched a group of Catholics convince a Catholic woman to use abortifacient contraception, and to not worry about the deaths of her own children caused by that … Continue reading

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Jimmy Akin and Michelle Arnold: Absurd Excuses for Abortifacient Contraception

A prenatal is any human being from conception to birth. Abortion (specifically direct abortion) is any knowingly chosen act that directly kills a prenatal. Direct abortion is intrinsically evil because the act is inherently ordered toward destroying human life in … Continue reading

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Automatic Excommunication for the Use of Abortifacient Contraception

The penalty of automatic excommunication applies to anyone who deliberately chooses and accomplishes a direct abortion, with knowledge of the penalty attached. Can. 1398 A person who procures a completed abortion incurs a latae sententiae excommunication. This penalty applies to … Continue reading

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The “Birth Control for a Medical Purpose” Question

“Is it OK to use birth control to treat Menorrhagia?” This was the question asked by user “DenverCatholic” in the Ask an Apologist section of Catholic Answers discussion group. See the original question and answer here. The poster stated the … Continue reading

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Catholic Answers Forums promotes abortifacients

Whenever anyone asks a certain type of question in Catholic Answers Forums, the same false and gravely immoral answer is given by numerous different members of that Forum. Q: Is it moral for a woman to use abortifacient contraception, for … Continue reading

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Automatic Excommunication for the Use of Abortifacient Contraception

The penalty of automatic excommunication applies to anyone who deliberately chooses and accomplishes a direct abortion, with knowledge of the penalty attached. Can. 1398 A person who procures a completed abortion incurs a latae sententiae excommunication. This penalty applies to … Continue reading

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Can a Catholic married woman use the birth control pill for a medical purpose?

Some medical problems (e.g. painful periods) are said to be treatable by using the birth control pill (BCP) to regulate the woman’s hormones and periods. Perhaps this approach is overused in sinful secular society because contraception is so heavily promoted, … Continue reading

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Over 100 Million Abortions Occur Worldwide Each Year

China Alone A 2014 study published in Reproductive Health Matters found that, of women in China age 20 to 49, from the year 1970 to 2010, the lowest yearly rate of abortion was 18.0% in 2001.[1] According to United Nations … Continue reading

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Prenatal Loss with Oral Contraceptives: Low Risk?

Catholics who argue in favor of oral contraceptives often claim that the risk of a break-through ovulation, which then opens the way to possible conception and an abortifacient event, is low. There are many problems with this claim. 1. Risk … Continue reading

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Catholic Hypocrisy on the Contraceptive Mandate

This issue was put on hold by the election of U.S. President Donald Trump. “In 2017, the Trump administration issued a ruling letting insurers and employers refuse to provide birth control if doing so went against their ‘religious beliefs’ or … Continue reading

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What Percentage of Conceptions are Lost Naturally?

Even for a healthy young couple trying to conceive a child, there is a natural rate of loss after conception (after fertilization). What percentage of conceived prenatals are lost, and therefore do not result in a live birth? Terminology: prenatal … Continue reading

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Janet E. Smith: A List of Errors

1. She claims that contraception is only condemned by the Church within a valid marriage. “Women who voluntarily engage in marital intercourse and who do something to make that act infertile are contracepting. They are violating God’s plan for marital … Continue reading

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Janet E. Smith’s hypocrisy on Humanae Vitae

Her article at CatholicWorldReport.com is here: McCarrick, dissent from ‘Humanae vitae’, and the ‘sensus fidelium’. It contains two stunning hypocrisies. Hypocrisy 1 Janet E. Smith repeatedly decries the “dissent from Humanae vitae” that is causing harm to the Church in … Continue reading

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7 Rejected Teachings of Humanae Vitae

Humanae Vitae has become a flag that conservative Catholics wave, as an empty symbol of their conservatism. For they do not accept its teaching. Not really. They ignore or radically reinterpret whatever teachings it contains that they dislike. Here is … Continue reading

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An Overview of Heresy in the Church Today: Part One Moral Theology

Intrinsically evil acts An intrinsically evil act is a knowingly chosen act which is inherently ordered toward an evil moral object (a moral deprivation in the proximate end of the act). When the object is evil, the act is intrinsically … Continue reading

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The Betrayers of Humanae Vitae

A battle for the soul of Catholic Christian morality is underway. And the true teachings of the faith are losing ground. The enemy is within our own ranks. Heretical Catholic teachers are spreading grave moral errors, under the guise of … Continue reading

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Ten Conservative Failures of Faith

1. Restricting the definition of contraception, as an intrinsically evil act, to its use in marriage. 2. Permitting abortifacient contraception for a medical purpose, despite the deaths of innocent prenatals. 3. Justifying unnatural sexual acts in marriage. 4. Promoting the … Continue reading

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Unfaithful Conservatives have turned Humanae Vitae into a Fabergé egg

Conservatives complain when the Pope criticizes them. They say, “Why is he criticizing those who are most faithful?” There is an assumption common among conservatives that the majority opinion in the conservative Catholic subculture is essentially inerrant. But, in fact, … Continue reading

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A Contrary Opinion on the Work of Janet Smith

The National Catholic Register has an article titled: Janet Smith, Fearless Defender of ‘Humanae Vitae’. Defender? Nothing could be further from the truth. Smith has gutted the teaching of the Church against contraception, turning Humanae Vitae into a hollow shell … Continue reading

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The Validity of Marriage and Procreation

Consider the following scenarios: 1. After the couple have been married for some time, the husband commits adultery and runs off with his adulteress. The marriage remains valid, as adultery cannot nullify a valid Sacrament. The innocent spouse cannot remarry. … Continue reading

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