Can Catholics Apply the Principle of Probabilism to Abortion Decisions?

Some baptized Catholics who support abortion use a distorted understanding of Church teaching on the “primacy” of conscience to support their views. They also frequently misrepresent theological principles regarding Catholic sexual ethics.  One of the most common abuses involves probabilism, which simply means that, if a definitive judgment has not yet been rendered by the . . . Read more

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

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 the conscience actually is.  When pressed, many will say “If my conscience tells me it’s all right, I can do it.”  This is just one . . . Read more

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.  It is essential for Catholic pro-lifers to be familiar with the history . . . Read more

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 a mighty force for the . . . Read more

Why Do Pro-Lifers Use the Holocaust Analogy to Abortion?

Pro-abortionists tend to become (to put it mildly) rather displeased when pro-lifers refer to an American “abortion Holocaust.”  For example, `sexologist’ Sol Gordon wrote that “In our view, individuals who exhibit the least human dignity are those who compare the Holocaust, the mass murder of 6 million Jews, to abortion.  There exists no comparison more . . . Read more

What are the Environmental Impacts of Hormonal Birth Control?

Have you ever stopped for gas and, as you were pumping, watched a giant 18-wheel fuel tanker rumble up to refill the gas station’s tanks?  These trucks are enormous, one-fourth as long as a football field, and each carries enough gasoline to fill a good-sized backyard swimming pool. Every year, women in the United States . . . Read more

The Intrinsic Racism of the Population Control Movement

One of the  most prominent motivations of the population control movement is racism, which has diminished over time but has not disappeared.  During the early history of the movement, this racist and eugenicist ideology was undisguised and was led by “progressive” intellectuals, just as prestigious “progressive” academics and celebrities lead the movement today. Lothrop Stoddard . . . Read more

The Teaching of the Prophetic Encyclical Humanae Vitae II

The Predictions of Humanae Vitae We begin our exposition of Humanae Vitae (HV) with section no. 17. In this part of the document, Pope Paul VI lays out four predictions as to what would happen in society if teaching against contraception went unheeded. Let us remember that this teaching is not simply a particular doctrine . . . Read more

The Teaching of the Prophetic Encyclical Humanae Vitae I

Humanae Vitae No “Invention;” It Reiterated Inherited Tradition of the Church Since the 1960’s Western culture has been in a downward spiral of moral decadence. The contraceptive pill, introduced in the U.S. during that decade, brought about the so-called “sexual revolution.” This revolution brought in turn an unprecedented increase in sexual promiscuity, conjugal infidelity, divorce, . . . Read more

Gender Ideology: The Latest Assault on Our Children

Biology is Not a Social Construct Gender ideology is a belief system that holds that sex is a social construct. Gender ideology teaches that every person has something called a “gender identity” in the brain that may or may not be the same as that person’s biological sex. Its central tenet is that this “gender . . . Read more