DENVER, Colorado, February 5, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – As the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae approaches, the “liberating truth” of Church teaching on human sexuality must be proclaimed to the “increasingly confused” world, Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver wrote in a new pastoral letter.
In his pastoral letter, titled The Splendor of Love, Aquila wrote that although contraception has wrecked much of the culture and family life, not all is lost and there are great opportunities for people in every state of life to live and share Catholic teaching.
Catholics must have a “strong commitment” to defend authentic love, Aquila said, noting that Fatima visionary Sister Lucia said the final battle between God and Satan will be over “marriage and family”:
Indeed, Sr. Lucia, one of the visionaries from Our Lady’s apparition at Fatima, related that a “decisive battle between the kingdom of Christ and Satan will be over marriage and the family.” The family is the foundation of society, and when it is undermined, society itself is threatened with collapse. Therefore, it is crucial to reaffirm our commitment to the truth, goodness, and beauty of Christ’s teaching on marriage and sexuality.
Priests should “address” the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae in their parishes, wrote Aquila, urging them, “do not be afraid to proclaim the truth of God’s plan for human love with gentle clarity and charity.”
‘Undeniable’ that Paul VI’s predictions all came true
Some positive developments since Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical upholding the Church’s perennial teaching against artificial contraception are the rise of Natural Family Planning (NFP) and Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, Aquila wrote.
“Pope Saint John Paul II has deepened our understanding of the great gift of human sexuality, which requires nothing less from us than a complete gift of self,” Aquila explained. “In his reflections on the theology of the body, he teaches us that ‘The human body includes right from the beginning … the capacity of expressing love, that love in which the person becomes a gift – and by means of this gift – fulfills the meaning of his being and existence.’”
Aquila cited as another positive development Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s writings on marriage and how the love between husband and wife is a reflection of the love between God and His Church and the emphasis of Pope Francis on “the importance of fostering a culture of encounter within the family, so that the deeply social character of marriage is supported and spreads to society at large.”
Aquila cited chapters 3, 4, and 5 of the current pontiff’s controversial exhortation Amoris Laetitia. One of the portions of the document he quoted referenced St. John Paul II’s Familiaris Consortio.
“Unfortunately, Blessed Paul VI’s prophecies” about the effects of contraception “have all come true,” the archbishop wrote. He explained:
While advocates of contraception predicted that divorce rates and abortions would decrease with its use, they skyrocketed. Women have also greatly suffered from objectification, which is found in advertising and movies, but also takes on more extreme forms like pornography and sex trafficking. The Holy Father’s expectation that governments would impose contraception on people most recently came to fruition in the Obama administration’s Health and Human Services contraception mandate, but has also appeared in American and European government programs that provide contraception in developing countries.
While the 1968 reception of Humanae Vitae was mixed, the fulfillment of Blessed Paul VI’s prophetic wisdom is undeniable and points to the truth of the teaching contained in Humanae Vitae. Furthermore, those communities of faith which have gone the way of the world in their teaching on human sexuality have not filled their churches but only emptied them. As Jesus made clear in the Gospel, apart from him and his life-giving teachings, we cannot bear fruit.
Other “unique challenges” have arisen, “of which Blessed Paul VI could not have even dreamed,” Aquila lamented. “Rejecting the true nature of the sexual act has not led to increased happiness and fulfillment but to a distortion of the relationship between men and women. The effects of the sexual revolution have devastated our culture: large numbers of abortions, a sharp rise in STDs, divorce rates hovering near 50 percent, birth rates falling below replacement level, and a decline in people getting married.”
The prevalence of pornography has cheapened sex and led to “a decline in a rightly ordered sex drive, with a loss of libido and even a movement towards intercourse with robots, as reported in the media.”
Aquila observed that artificial contraception has had a negative impact on the planet.
“The predominant use of the pill, and endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in plastics and other products have flooded our water supplies with synthetic estrogens and endocrine-disrupting chemicals, causing a rise in infertility, an increased risk of cancer and hormonal changes for our children,” he wrote.
Catholic Church has the ‘antidote’ for today’s sexual brokenness
Citing the first book of the Bible, Genesis, Aquila told his flock that God created humans “male and female.”
“Our dignity comes from being made in his image and likeness,” he wrote. “God, the source of all life and love, planned from the beginning that the love between a man and a woman should image his own love and bring forth new life in the context of a family. The blessing of children was given to man and woman before their fall from grace, and it was not lost because of their sin.”
Family allows us a “glimpse” of “the joy of eternity” while on Earth. The family shows the reality of the two sexes and created in God’s image and loves new life into existence, Aquila explained, quoting homilies from Pope Benedict and Pope Francis.
Humanae Vitae and Theology of the Body are “vitally important teachings” that “convey these truths in a way that is both bold and pastorally aware of the challenges men and women encounter in the modern world.”
Family allows us a “glimpse” of “the joy of eternity” while on Earth.
They offer the “antidote” to “the widespread false ideas of freedom and the purpose of sexuality that so many are suffering from today.”
Total, faithful, fruitful
Citing Humanae Vitae, Aquila wrote that married love “needs to be fully human, total, faithful, and fruitful.”
He emphasized the importance of husbands and wives loving each other unconditionally. Marriage is “exclusive until death, reflecting God’s fidelity.”
Within the last couple years, I met a couple who was living together and had conceived a child but also wanted to get married in the Church. Their situation was further complicated by the fact that the man had been married previously and had children from those marriages. The woman wanted to regularize their situation with the Church. He began the annulment process, their child was born, and they went through marriage preparation classes and NFP classes. The couple was so convicted by what they learned in NFP classes that they decided they should live as brother and sister for several months until I happily officiated their sacrament of marriage. Their love was profoundly deepened by encountering Jesus and his plan for sexuality and the family. Not only were they transformed, but their extended family and their friends heard about their experience too.
Children are “esteemed as marriage’s greatest gift,” not a burden and infertile couples can still have fruitful love “when they seek to serve the community around them.”
“Through marriage, the spouses are joined in their flesh, but also in their affections and spirit (fully human), in all the dimensions of their life (total), in their past and future (faithful and exclusive), and in the possibility of receiving the gift of a new life (fruitful),” the archbishop wrote. “Genuine married love has these four features.”
“Because God designed sex to have both a unitive and procreative dimension, man cannot separate them without causing real damage,” wrote Aquila. “Sex, too, is a part of ‘what God has joined together.’ It is a blessing! Like the wings of an eagle, these two meanings can only subsist together. If we try to separate them, we will lose both.”
He then outlined how the attempted sterilization of sex has led to procreation without sex:
That contraception attacks the procreative aspect of sex is readily apparent from its design. What is less apparent, though, is how it harms the unitive dimension of sex.
Saint John Paul II observed that our bodies were designed by God so that they speak a language. In the one-flesh union of husband and wife, that language communicates the total gift of self, including their fertility, without any limits or restrictions. But contraception introduces a falsehood into the language of the body. While the spouses indicate with their bodies that they are totally giving themselves, contracepted sex withholds one’s fertility and the chance to become a potential parent. Blessed Paul VI did not reject contraception because it is artificial but because it damages the conjugal act of the spouses, which lies at the heart of their intimacy and is the sanctuary of life. This makes contraceptive acts “repugnant to the nature of man and of woman” and contrary to God’s plan, as Humanae Vitae states.
Blessed Paul VI’s teaching also helps us understand the link between contraception and in vitro fertilization, that is, between sex without babies and producing babies without sex. While contraception involves removing the procreative dimension, in vitro fertilization jettisons the unitive dimension of sexual intimacy. Instead of conceiving a child in an act of love, the couple produces a child in a lab, which violates the child’s inherent dignity.
‘Take a stand against the gender ideology that is sweeping through our country’
The archbishop ended his pastoral letter with a call to action, imploring Catholics to share the beauty of the Church’s teaching.
Rather than being “a burden and a source of repression,” it helps people “overcome the many burdens and wounds that follow from our broken families and sexuality.”
“Our bodies were designed by God so that they speak a language.”
“Every Catholic has a mission to live and share the good news of God’s plan for human sexuality,” he declared. “This requires courage to stand against the prevailing cultural winds, but Jesus calls us to nothing less. Only living in the truth will give us true freedom, true love, and true happiness.”
Evangelizing the culture about the wisdom and truth of the Church’s teachings includes taking “a stand against the gender ideology that is sweeping through our country. Pointing people to the teaching of Jesus is not confrontational, but an act of love, helping them to find true happiness.”
Aquila offered suggestions for people in various states of life and professions to witness to the truth about human sexuality.
As children’s “primary educators,” parents have a special role in this regard, he said. They should guide their children to avoid pornography and casual sex and be prepared to equip them to “respond when dangerous situations present themselves.”
“Unfortunately, and sadly, our children are exposed at a young age to many confusing distortions of human sexuality,” he noted.
The archbishop said parents have told him about their four-year-olds coming “home from public schools where teachers have told them that they can be whatever gender they want and that people of the same sex can marry each other. Innocence is harmed and confusion is instilled by such teachings.”
So, “having conversations early, without destroying their innocence, will be important so that children know how to respond when dangerous situations present themselves,” he wrote.
Aquila offered inspiration for doctors and nurses, lawyers and politicians, those in media, teachers and catechists, NFP instructors, and engaged couples to continue living the Church’s teachings on sexuality.
“Jesus is the source of true love” and “the one who heals us of our sexual wounds,” he concluded. “Humanae Vitae serves as a great light in the midst of a dark and confused world when it comes to human sexual intimacy. We ask for the prayers of Blessed Paul VI as we look to his guidance for handing on and living according to the teachings of Christ in the world today.”
Archbishop Aquila in New Pastoral Letter: ‘Humanae Vitae Was a Gift’
DENVER — In a new pastoral letter honoring the 50-year anniversary of Humanae Vitae, Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver underscored the perennial significance of the Church’s sexual teachings, saying they are a gift and a light in darkness.
“I write this pastoral letter to you, my brothers and sisters, to affirm the great beauty of the Church’s consistent teaching through the centuries on married love, a love that is so desperately needed today,” Archbishop Aquila wrote in his Feb. 2 pastoral letter.
“Defending this love in our culture requires strong commitment,” he continued, saying that “it is crucial to reaffirm our commitment to the truth, goodness and beauty of Christ’s teaching on marriage and sexuality.”
According to Archbishop Aquila, Pope Blessed Paul VI “prophetically defended the integrity of married love and warned us against the danger of reducing sexuality to a source of pleasure” in his landmark encyclical Humanae Vitae.
Published in 1968, Humanae Vitae will celebrate its 50th anniversary July 25 of this year.
Archbishop Aquila noted, in the years since its publication, the Church has remained steadfast in her teachings on truth, as theological reflection on Humanae Vitae has continued to develop.
One positive development, he said, was Pope St. John Paul II’s “theology of the body,” which has “deepened our understanding of the great gift of human sexuality, which requires nothing less from us than a complete gift of self.”
Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, he said, have also been instrumental in further reflection on Humanae Vitae’s theology of love. Additionally, Archbishop Aquila pointed to the “great advancements” in natural family planning, which has been a helpful resource for countless families over the years.
“NFP … enables couples to accurately understand their fertility, maintain openness to life, and grow in the kind of self-control that is necessary for a happy marriage,” he said, noting that sacrificial love is crucial to the practice of NFP.
Archbishop Aquila explained that contraception disrupts the procreative nature of the marital act, which “harms the unitive dimension of sex.” Blessed Paul VI did not reject contraception simply because it was artificial, Archbishop Aquila said, but because it fundamentally damaged the most intimate part of the conjugal act between spouses.
The archbishop also lamented cultural decline over the past 50 years, which, he said, was predicted by Blessed Paul VI. He specifically pointed to the widespread use of contraception, which has led to higher divorce and abortion rates.
Pornography, sex trafficking, government-imposed contraception, a rise in STDs, low birth and marriage rates are also some negative consequences, according to the Denver archbishop. He added that technology has become a major player in the realm of sexuality, causing more complications.
“Sex itself has been changed from a gift and source of life in the family to a means of pleasure and self-satisfaction,” Archbishop Aquila said.
“Once sex and marriage has been redefined and trivialized in this way, it is possible to change the definition and makeup of marriage or anything related to sexuality,” he continued.
However, Archbishop Aquila believes that Humanae Vitae and the theology of the body reveal the antidote to “the widespread false ideas of freedom and the purpose of sexuality that so many are suffering from today.”
“Blessed Paul VI teaches us the truth about married love, listing its four essential qualities: It needs to be fully human, total, faithful and fruitful,” he said, also noting their inseparable connections.
Despite the cultural distortion of sexuality and marriage over the years, Archbishop Aquila noted that the goodness of sexuality remains through the dignity of each human person in God’s image.
“We also know from Scripture … that our dignity comes from being made in his image and likeness,” he said.
“God, the source of all life and love, planned from the beginning that the love between a man and a woman should image his own love and bring forth new life in the context of family,” he continued.
Humanae Vitae teaches procreative love is an “extremely important mission,” with both “supernatural and eternal” effects, the archbishop said. He calls this the “very nature of married love,” which also prompts a husband and wife to strive together toward holiness.
“Through the sincere gift of themselves, spouses discover their authentic identities as children of God the Father, and their love radiates beauty and the splendor of the truth,” the archbishop said.
While Humanae Vitae proclaims the bold beauty behind the Church’s teachings on sexuality, it also reminds the faithful of the Church’s mission of evangelization, he noted.
“Every Catholic has a mission to live and share the good news of God’s plan for human sexuality,” he said, saying this proclamation requires courage.
“We evangelize first by witnessing to what God has done in our own lives and by living out Christ’s teaching in our family and work,” he continued, saying that “pointing people to the teaching of Jesus is not confrontational, but an act of love.”
The first evangelizers of society, he said, are parents and married couples, who are the primary educators of children. Because of this, parents have the responsibility to faithfully teach their children in the truths of the Church.
Unfortunately, today’s children are bombarded with distorted sexual ethics at a young age, often with exposure to pornography and the lure of casual sex, the archbishop said. These dangers present new challenges to parents in their efforts to raise children of God, but the archbishop encouraged honest conversations with children to promote healthy relationships.
He also pointed out that priests and deacons are called to evangelize to their own flocks, advising priests to be “gentle and merciful in confession” and recommit themselves to their work with engaged and married couples.
He also addressed individuals in the workforce, encouraging them to give witness to the truth in their everyday lives. He also specifically addressed engaged couples, asking them to “make the most of your preparation for marriage.”
Archbishop Aquila concluded his pastoral letter by mentioning the endless measure of God’s love and encouraged individuals and couples everywhere to reflect this true love through “a complete gift” of themselves.
He challenged married couples to be generous in their love and to imitate Christ’s ultimate sacrificial love as the way “to find true happiness.” Aquila also pointed back to Humanae Vitae, saying its 50th anniversary is the perfect occasion for a renewed commitment to sharing the liberating truth that it proclaims about sexuality.
“Humanae Vitae was a gift for the Church and for the world, a courageous prophesy about the beauty of human life and married love,” he said, calling the encyclical “a great light in the midst of a dark and confused world.”
“We ask for the prayers of Blessed Paul VI as we look to his guidance for handing on and living according to the teachings of Christ in the world today.”
DENVER ARCHBISHOP: HUMANAE VITAE A ‘LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS’
by Stephen Wynne • ChurchMilitant.com • February 6, 2018
Pastoral letter affirms Catholic teaching on human sexuality, contraception
DENVER (ChurchMilitant.com) – In a new document, Abp. Samuel Aquila of Denver underscores the wisdom of Church teaching on contraception.
Last week, the Colorado prelate released a pastoral letter marking 50 years since the publication of Humanae Vitae (On Human Life), Pope Paul VI’s encyclical reaffirming contraception as intrinsically evil.
Titled “The Splendor of Love,” the document celebrates Humanae Vitae, proclaiming Catholic teaching on sexuality “a light in the darkness that brings joy to those who live it out.”
“God imbued our sexuality with truths that are beautiful,” Abp. Aquila wrote, “and when these are followed, they allow us to serve as reflections of God’s own love, conferring on us a great dignity.”
He reminds Catholics of their call “to share the liberating truth of God’s plan for sexuality, no matter their state in life or profession. The world and its families need this witness to find lasting happiness.”
Referencing Pope St. John Paul’s Theology of the Body, Abp. Aquila praised the Polish pontiff for a deepening understanding of “the great gift of human sexuality, which requires nothing less from us than a complete gift of self.”
The archbishop also commented on the degradation of sexuality across the contraceptive cultures of the West:
One of the false narratives that has been advanced today is that there is a competition or tension between romantic love (eros) and charity or self-giving love. However, as Pope Benedict XVI has shown us, the astonishing truth is that human love and sexuality teach us about God’s own love.
Through Humanae Vitae, Abp. Aquila observed the Church strives to “deepen its teaching and witness to God’s design for the gift of our sexuality.”
But, he laments, in the half century since the encyclical’s release, the world has seen an explosion of disturbing social developments, “many of which were prophetically spoken by Blessed Paul VI in Humanae Vitae:“
First, he warned that contraception would “open wide the way of conjugal infidelity and a general lowering of moral standards.” In particular, he warned that contraception could lead men to “forget the reverence due to a woman, and, disregarding her physical and emotional equilibrium, reduce her to being a mere instrument for the satisfaction of his own desires, no longer considering her as his partner whom he should surround with care and affection.” Finally, he warned it would allow governments “to intervene in the most personal and intimate responsibility of husband and wife” and even to “impose their use on everyone.”
“Unfortunately, Blessed Paul VI’s prophecies have all come true,” he wrote:
While advocates of contraception predicted that divorce rates and abortions would decrease with its use, they skyrocketed. Women have also greatly suffered from objectification which is found in advertising and movies but also takes on more extreme forms like pornography and sex trafficking. The Holy Father’s expectation that governments would impose contraception on people most recently came to fruition in the Obama administration’s Health and Human Services contraception mandate but has also appeared in American and European government programs that provide contraception in developing countries.
Archbishop Aquila reflected on the post-endorsement decline of Protestant churches, observing “those communities of faith which have gone the way of the world in their teaching on human sexuality have not filled their churches but only emptied them.”
Summing up his message, the archbishop described Humanae Vitae as “a gift for the Church and the world, a courageous prophecy about human life and married love.”
He added, “The splendor of God’s love shining in our hearts enables us to embrace the truth about sexuality and marriage and leads us to imitate the generous, sacrificial love found at the heart of the Trinity.”
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Pastors, rabbi ‘bless’ late-term abortion center, declare it ‘holy’ space http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2018/01/31/pastors-rabbi-bless-late-term-abortion-center-declare-it-holy-space/
- LOUIS ARCHBISHOP ROBERT CARLSON FULFILS VOW TO FIGHT ABORTION ORDINANCE http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2017/05/22/st-louis-archbishop-robert-carlson-fulfils-vow-to-fight-abortion-ordinance/
How to Change Someone’s Mind on Abortion in One Minute, Show Them This Video http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2017/03/09/how-to-change-someones-mind-on-abortion-in-one-minute-show-them-this-video/
I aborted 1200 babies, then my 6-year-old daughter was hit, and killed http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2017/04/02/i-aborted-1200-babies-then-my-6-year-old-daughter-was-hit-and-killed/
German Catholic archdiocese promotes fornication, abortion, to 15-year-old girls http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2017/11/06/german-catholic-archdiocese-promotes-fornication-abortion-to-15-year-old-girls/
Pope Francis Defends Life From Conception to Natural Death During Angelus – February 7,2016 http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/02/07/pope-francis-defends-life-from-conception-to-natural-death-during-angelus-february-72016/
Dear Men, Abortion Is Not A Women’s Issue. We Have A Duty To Get Involved. http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/14/dear-men-abortion-is-not-a-womens-issue-we-have-a-duty-to-get-involved/
I Sat in the Clinic for 7 Hours Debating Whether to Abort My Baby, Here’s What Happened http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/20/i-sat-in-the-clinic-for-7-hours-debating-whether-to-abort-my-baby-heres-what-happened/
Woman Sends 28-Week-Old Aborted Baby’s Body to Her Ex-Boyfriend in a Box http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/20/woman-sends-28-week-old-aborted-babys-body-to-her-ex-boyfriend-in-a-box/
Do Men Have a Duty to Have More than 2.1 Children? http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/01/26/do-men-have-a-duty-to-have-more-than-2-1-children/
Fighting Poverty by Eliminating Children http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/02/10/fighting-poverty-by-eliminating-children/
Contraception and Original Sin http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2015/12/14/contraception-and-original-sin/
Contraception gave us divorce and gay ‘marriage’ and will destroy us: here’s how http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/06/contraception-gave-us-divorce-and-gay-marriage-and-will-destroy-us-heres-how/
Is Contraception a Legitimate Response to the Zika Virus? http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/04/is-contraception-a-legitimate-response-to-the-zika-virus/
Pope Francis and Contraception: A Troubling Scenario Commentary http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/02/23/pope-francis-and-contraception-a-troubling-scenario-commentary/
Exclusive: Bishop Schneider takes up Pope Francis’ remarks on contraception for Zika virus http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/23/exclusive-bishop-schneider-takes-up-pope-francis-remarks-on-contraception-for-zika-virus/
Abby Johnson confessions of a former Planned Parenthood Director: Contraception access increases abortions. And here’s the proof http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/08/abby-johnson-confessions-of-a-former-planned-parenthood-director-contraception-access-increases-abortions-and-heres-the-proof/
Women on IUDs and LARCs more likely to have multiple abortions: new study http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/25/women-on-iuds-and-larcs-more-likely-to-have-multiple-abortions-new-study/
Catholic Bishop James Conley: “Abortion is a Moral Evil Which Can Never be Accepted Under Any Circumstances” http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/11/05/catholic-bishop-james-conley-abortion-is-a-moral-evil-which-can-never-be-accepted-under-any-circumstances/
ABORTION INDUSTRY CONTINUES TO OPERATE WITH IMPUNITY http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2017/03/17/abortion-industry-continues-to-operate-with-impunity/
He performed 1,200 abortions: In new videos, he wants you to see what abortion really looks like http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/02/24/he-performed-1200-abortions-in-new-videos-he-wants-you-to-see-what-abortion-really-looks-like/
Former abortionist describes horrific dismemberment abortions during Planned Parenthood hearing http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/10/14/former-abortionist-describes-horrific-dismemberment-abortions-during-planned-parenthood-hearing/
Abortion Methods and Abortion Procedures Used to Kill Unborn Babies http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/27/abortion-methods-and-abortion-procedures-used-to-kill-unborn-babies/
If late-term abortion isn’t torture, it’s hard to imagine what is http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/16/if-late-term-abortion-isnt-torture-its-hard-to-imagine-what-is/
Abortion Backers Become Pro-Life After Watching This Eye-Opening Video on Abortions http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/16/abortion-backers-become-pro-life-after-watching-this-eye-opening-video-on-abortions/
Still think abortion is medically necessary? This abortionist begs to differ (video)
‘I freaked out’: clinic worker describes first time watching abortionist remove baby’s arms, legs http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/03/i-freaked-out-clinic-worker-describes-first-time-watching-abortionist-remove-babys-arms-legs/
This is Jack. His mom aborted him. But he miraculously survived. http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/14/this-is-jack-his-mom-aborted-him-but-he-miraculously-survived/
Think this woman should be dead? Amnesty International does http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/14/think-this-woman-should-be-dead-amnesty-international-does/
Pro-abort witnesses: It’s ok to deny care to babies born alive after botched abortions http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/17/pro-abort-witnesses-its-ok-to-deny-care-to-babies-born-alive-after-botched-abortions/
Former abortionist: Abortion is never necessary to save a woman’s life http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/21/former-abortionist-abortion-is-never-necessary-to-save-a-womans-life/
Polish baby left screaming for an hour before dying after botched abortion: reports http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/21/polish-baby-left-screaming-for-an-hour-before-dying-after-botched-abortion-reports/
Lila Rose explains what it takes to perform an undercover investigation—and why abortionists deserve to be exposed http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/04/07/lila-rose-explains-what-it-takes-to-perform-an-undercover-investigation-and-why-abortionists-deserve-to-be-exposed/
SAN FRANCISCO PROFESSOR DR. DIANA GREENE FOSTER: LET BABIES BORN ALIVE DIE http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/21/san-francisco-professor-dr-diana-greene-foster-let-babies-born-alive-die/
UK Bishop Philip Egan: Denying Communion to pro-abortion politicians is ‘an act of mercy’ http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/14/uk-bishop-philip-egan-denying-communion-to-pro-abortion-politicians-is-an-act-of-mercy/
FDA changes RU-486 protocol to fit abortion industry’s illegal practices http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/31/fda-changes-ru-486-protocol-to-fit-abortion-industrys-illegal-practices/
POLAND: NO ABORTIONS, NO EXCEPTIONS – Poland’s prime minister wants a total ban on abortion without exception http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/04/04/poland-no-abortions-no-exceptions-polands-prime-minister-wants-a-total-ban-on-abortion-without-exception/
‘This baby won’t stop breathing!’: Abortionist strangled baby born alive while nurses stood and watched http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/04/07/this-baby-wont-stop-breathing-abortionist-strangled-baby-born-alive-while-nurses-stood-and-watched/
Cardinal Burke rebukes Notre Dame University for honoring pro-abort Vice President Joe Biden http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/04/07/cardinal-burke-rebukes-notre-dame-university-for-honoring-pro-abort-vice-president-joe-biden/
Very Surprising Quotes From Abortion Doctors Make it Clear Abortion is Wrong http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/04/25/very-surprising-quotes-from-abortion-doctors-make-it-clear-abortion-is-wrong/
Watch abortion supporters change their mind about abortion in minutes http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/05/24/watch-abortion-supporters-change-their-mind-about-abortion-in-minutes/
JOURNAL REFUSES TO RETRACT STUDY WRONGLY CLAIMING UNBORN FEEL NO PAIN http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/06/16/journal-refuses-to-retract-study-wrongly-claiming-unborn-feel-no-pain/
This Communist Abortionist Turned Pro-Life After a Saint Visited Him in a Dream http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/06/22/this-communist-abortionist-turned-pro-life-after-a-saint-visited-him-in-a-dream/
Irish Archbishop Eamon Martin: Seek a ‘revolution of tenderness’, not legal abortion http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/10/05/irish-archbishop-eamon-martin-seek-a-revolution-of-tenderness-not-legal-abortion/
PREGNANCY CENTERS SAVED HALF A MILLION UNBORN LIVES http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/10/06/pregnancy-centers-saved-half-a-million-unborn-lives/
These 27 Universities Purchased Body Parts From Aborted Babies for Experimentation http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2017/02/09/these-27-universities-purchased-body-parts-from-aborted-babies-for-experimentation/
NEW YORK BISHOP SCOLDS CATHOLIC POLITICIANS’ SUPPORT OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2017/02/16/new-york-bishop-scolds-catholic-politicians-support-of-planned-parenthood/
United Nations Committee Calls Abortion a Human Right, Punishes Country That Protected Unborn Baby http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/02/05/united-nations-committee-calls-abortion-a-human-right-punishes-country-that-protected-unborn-baby/
US Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz backs personhood in powerful new video: “Defend the right to life of born and unborn”
Is Health Care a Pro Life Issue? http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/02/14/is-health-care-a-pro-life-issue/
THE VORTEX: THE PILL KILLS – Contraception is destroying the faith http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/07/the-vortex-the-pill-kills-contraception-is-destroying-the-faith/
‘I made a huge mistake’ – Why one radical feminist changed her mind on abortion http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/01/06/i-made-a-huge-mistake-why-one-radical-feminist-changed-her-mind-on-abortion/
THE VORTEX: TIME BOMBS IN THE MARCH FOR LIFE – The March for Life has been hijacked by the Church of Nice http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/01/21/the-vortex-time-bombs-in-the-march-for-life-the-march-for-life-has-been-hijacked-by-the-church-of-nice/
THE VORTEX: GHOST ABORTIONS – The cost of abortion is too high to count but it can be calculated http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/01/22/the-vortex-ghost-abortions-the-cost-of-abortion-is-too-high-to-count-but-it-can-be-calculated/
WATCH: U.S. Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz push for gay ‘equality’ will ‘destroy everything Christian’ http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/06/watch-u-s-bishop-fabian-bruskewitz-push-for-gay-equality-will-destroy-everything-christian/
She Had an Abortion at 15, Now She’s Had 5 Miscarriages and Can’t Ever Have Children http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/09/she-had-an-abortion-at-15-now-shes-had-5-miscarriages-and-cant-ever-have-children/
Low Natality, Low Growth: The Economic Consequences of Fewer Babies http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/17/low-natality-low-growth-the-economic-consequences-of-fewer-babies/
Study: IUD use puts girls at risk for STDs http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/22/study-iud-use-puts-girls-at-risk-for-stds/
US Congress Subpoenas StemExpress, Which Buys Fully Intact Aborted Babies From Planned Parenthood http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/30/us-congress-subpoenas-stemexpress-which-buys-fully-intact-aborted-babies-from-planned-parenthood/
Breastfeeding: A social justice issue http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/30/breastfeeding-a-social-justice-issue/
MRI Shows Breastfed Babies’ Brains Develop Better/Faster than Formula or Mixed-Fed Infants http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/18/mri-shows-breastfed-babies-brains-develop-betterfaster-than-formula-or-mixed-fed-infants/
ABORTIONS EASIER THROUGH NEW FDA REGULATIONS: Abortion pill can now be taken up to 10 weeks after conception http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/04/01/abortions-easier-through-new-fda-regulations-abortion-pill-can-now-be-taken-up-to-10-weeks-after-conception/
My mother was advised to abort me, says Cardinal Raymond Burke in new book http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/07/26/my-mother-was-advised-to-abort-me-says-cardinal-raymond-burke-in-new-book/
THE DOWNLOAD—A SPIKE IN MEDICAL ABORTIONS http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/07/27/the-download-a-spike-in-medical-abortions/
‘Catholics for Choice’ Draws Clarification From Bishops http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/09/16/catholics-for-choice-draws-clarification-from-bishops/
NEW STUDY YOKES BIRTH CONTROL TO DEPRESSION http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/10/10/new-study-yokes-birth-control-to-depression/
Michael Voris talks an in-depth discussion of the true, financial cost of abortion and its effects to the United States. Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that, “The inalienable rights of the person must be recognized and respected by civil society and the political authority. These human rights depend neither on single individuals nor on parents; nor do they represent a concession made by society and the state; they belong to human nature and are inherent in the person by virtue of the creative act from which the person took his origin. Among such fundamental rights one should mention in this regard every human being’s right to life and physical integrity from the moment of conception until death” (CDF, Donum vitae III; CCC: 2273).
Contraception & the New Dark Age, Part 1-4: Where we are & How we got here by Dr. Martin Brenner click below:
CIA: The Rockefeller Foundation – Actively Undermining the Catholic Church click below:
We are used to thinking of the Rockefellers as simply a byword for wealth, power and financial success. Perhaps we might think of them as determined businessmen or see them as great philanthropists. But the truth is far different; the Rockefeller Foundation is actively undermining the Catholic Church, and in the process, attempting to erase man’s natural orientation to the eternal.
Global Warming Unmasked click below:
Are the environmental movements and groups simply devoted to laudable, correct stewardship of God’s creation, or do they have a more sinister, hidden agenda? Is “global warming” being used as an excuse for something far darker? Is the final goal of the liberal elites behind the push of junk science population control, eugenics and Gaia worship?
Mic’d Up “Is Contraception Killing the Church?” click below:
This week on Mic’d Up we’ll be tackling the terrible scourge of Contraception on the Church. Michael Hichborn and Rey Flores from American Life League will join us to expose Catholic Relief Services complicity with Organizations who support contraception and to Discuss The Pill Kills Day of Action 2014. Also joining us will be Lynn Mills who will be discussing the continued prayer rally at Providence Park Hospital in the Archdiocese of Detroit because of their complicity in abortion, contraception and sterilization. Following that same thread we’ll break down the announcement from Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron concerning the crisis of parish closings facing Detroit. Also dropping by will be author James Kalb, to discuss the plague of pluralism on the Church’s Hierarchy.