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Church Teaching on Unnatural Acts in Marriage

The Church condemns the use of contraception, even in marriage, because contraception deprives sexual acts of their procreative finality. The Church condemns homosexual acts mainly because these acts “close the sexual act to the gift of life”. But unnatural sexual … Continue reading

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Three Proposed Dubia on Contraception

DUBIA D. 1. Whether the teaching of the Magisterium condemning contraception as intrinsically evil is to be understood as applying only to its use in marital intercourse. D. 2. Whether the teaching of the Magisterium condemning contraception as intrinsically evil … Continue reading

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Catholic Moral Theology: the Marriage Debt

The marriage debt is the mutual obligation that the spouses have, within a valid marriage (natural or supernatural) to have marital relations. The term is based on an Epistle of St. Paul in the New Testament: [1 Corinthians 7] {7:1} … Continue reading

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Dr. Ed Peters’ heretical position on Contraception

There is more than one way to assert a heresy. The simplest way is to directly contradict an infallible magisterial teaching. But another way is to substantially distort an infallible magisterial teaching. That latter form of heresy is what I’m … Continue reading

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Does Contracepted Sex suffice to Consummate a Marriage?

The Catholic Sacrament of Marriage is “ratum tantum” (ratified only) after the exchange of vows in the wedding ceremony, and is “ratum et consummatum” (ratified and consummated) after the spouses have had marital relations. The sexual relations in question is … Continue reading

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Mexican Priest gives Abortifacient Contraception to Migrant Women

Well, it’s the “Nuns in the Congo” controversy, all over again. See the news report at the guardian: The priest helping women get birth control at US border: ‘Lesser of two evils’. “Though contraception is a venial sin in Catholic … Continue reading

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Catholics who use Contraception should be Prohibited from Communion

…along with all the false teachers who make excuses for them. Use of contraception is an objective mortal sin; it is an intrinsically evil and gravely immoral act. The use of mere contraception is a lesser sin than the adultery … Continue reading

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Catholic Doctrine on Contraception

Contraception is intrinsically evil and always gravely immoral. Intrinsically evil acts are always immoral, regardless of intention or purpose, and regardless of circumstances or consequences. Contraception is any act ordered, by its very nature, to deprive a sexual act of … Continue reading


Reactions to Pope Francis: Most Marriages Null

Pope Francis again made a comment, similar to one he made a couple years back, suggesting that most Catholic marriages are null, i.e. that they are not a valid Sacrament. Here is a link to the news story: Updated: Most … Continue reading

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Catholic Hypocrisy on the Contraception Mandate

Certain prominent Catholic teachers have, for many years now, been promoting a radical revision of Catholic teaching on contraception. They have proposed a new understanding of that teaching, such that contraception would be moral in many cases. Some claim that … Continue reading


Mark Latkovic on Contraception and Life

Over at Crisis Magazine, Mark S. Latkovic argues against the use of abortifacient contraception in cases involving the Zika virus: More Reasons Why the Pill Can’t Be Used Against the Zika Virus. His main point, of course, is that contraception … Continue reading

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Janet Smith’s grave errors on Contraception and Sterilization

In a new article, Did Paul VI approve of Congo nuns using the Pill? Does it matter if he didn’t?, Catholic theologian Janet E. Smith continues to assert certain grave errors on contraception and abortion. See my previous post: Janet … Continue reading


Questions and Answers on Contraception and Abortion

* When does human life begin? At the moment of conception (i.e. fertilization), a new human life begins. The human person, from conception, is comprised of a body, which begins as a single cell, and a soul, which is directly … Continue reading


Contraception and Heresy part 4: The Moral Object of Contraception

Basic Moral Principles In moral theology, an act is an exercise of the free will and the intellect: it is a knowing choice. The knowledge is of the intellect; the choice is of the free will. Morality concerns knowingly chosen … Continue reading


Contraception and Heresy part 3: the Latin text of Humanae Vitae

1. Introduction A number of commentators are now claiming that the Magisterium has no teaching on the immorality of contraception outside of marriage. Some commentators base this claim in part on another claim, that the document Humanae Vitae has a … Continue reading


Contraception and Heresy part 1: The More Common Heresies

Pope Benedict XVI’s recent brief comments on condoms, excerpted from a book-length interview by a journalist, did not change the teaching of the Magisterium on contraception. However, the avalanche of misinformation in the secular news media about those comments did … Continue reading


Janet E. Smith’s grave errors on Abortifacient Contraception

In a recent article, Catholic theologian Janet E. Smith correctly asserts: “The Church has never taught that if the harms are serious enough, it is permissible to use contraception.” True. The Magisterium teaches that grave harm in the circumstances can … Continue reading

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Contraception and the Zika virus

Is it moral to use contraception, either a barrier method or a pill, to prevent conception of a child who might be greatly harmed by the Zika virus? Background The Zika virus is transmitted by mosquitoes. The CDC says: “The … Continue reading

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Catholic hypocrisy on gay marriage

I’m a believing and practicing Roman Catholic. I make no apologies for believing what my Church teaches on any and all subjects, including teachings contrary to the prevailing views in secular society. The Church teaches that same-sex marriage is not … Continue reading

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Eleven Thousand Cardinals Speak On Marriage and the Family

A book titled: “Eleven Cardinals Speak On Marriage and the Family” opposes changing the discipline on who may receive holy Communion. The 11 authors especially reject the idea that divorced and remarried Catholics be permitted to receive Communion. First, my … Continue reading

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