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The Strange World of Margaret Sanger’s Birth Control Review: Part II

Read the first part of this article here. Origins of the Pro-Abortion Slogans Most of us have heard all of the tired old pro-abortion slogans many times. When we hear people start to chant them again, we usually roll our eyes and think “I’d sure give a lot to hear [...]

Has the Catholic Church Always Condemned Abortion?

Almost everyone knows that the Catholic Church opposes abortion.  However, few are aware of the long and rich history of the Church’s reverence and respect for human life, and fewer still can explain exactly why the Church cannot change her teachings on abortion. This article will address a number of [...]

The Strange World of Margaret Sanger’s Birth Control Review: Part I

About 25 years ago, I bought a complete set of Margaret Sanger’s journal The Birth Control Review and ambitiously set out to read every one of its 5,631 pages.  The strange experience left me just a little uncertain about what is real and what is not.  Sanger’s world has that [...]

By |2020-01-14T15:43:06-05:00April 18th, 2017|Categories: Abortion, Eugenics|Tags: , , , , |

Abortifacient Brief: The RU-486 Abortion Pill

At one time, the lives of preborn children were valuable to researchers for the pharmaceutical corporations.  The scientists worked hard to avoid injuring them as they developed new drugs.  But times have radically changed.  Big Pharma now spends millions of dollars annually developing drugs and devices that deliberately kill the [...]

By |2020-01-18T19:17:02-05:00April 12th, 2017|Categories: Abortion|Tags: , , , , |

What is Historical Church Teaching on Contraception?

"Contraception cannot be an expression of total self‑giving, because in contraception, something is done to oneself to destroy the power to conceive a child.  That same selfishness that wants to prevent the child by contraception will grow until it wants to kill the child already conceived.  We must fight selfishness [...]

Does Contraception Lead to Abortion?

"No matter how thin you slice it, ladies and gentlemen, family planning is a euphemism.  We don't intend or desire to prevent conception for conception's sake; we want to prevent conception because of what follows conception.  Family planning is the prevention of births, and as birth is the end of [...]

What is the Role of Conscience in Moral Decision-Making?

The Modern Misunderstanding of Conscience A fundamental misunderstanding of the role of the human conscience lies at the root of many of the problems in the Catholic Church today.  Very few Catholics even know what that role actually is.  When pressed, many will say, “If my conscience tells me that [...]

By |2019-10-23T13:20:29-05:00September 4th, 2018|Categories: Abortion, The Church on Abortion|Tags: , , |

Why Should Celibate Priests Speak about Abortion?

When the battle over abortion began in earnest nearly half a century ago, pro-abortion strategists correctly identified their number one enemy as the Roman Catholic Church.  They were fully aware that, if a large number of priests began to speak forcefully and knowledgably against abortion, the Church would quickly become [...]

By |2020-01-17T14:20:52-05:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Abortion, The Church on Abortion|Tags: , , |

Is Church Teaching on Contraception Infallible?

What Does "Infallible" Mean? There are two primary means by which the Church may declare a teaching infallible: The first and most definitive statement of infallibility is the Pope's solemn declaration ex cathedra that a matter of faith or morals must be assented to in order for a Catholic to [...]

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