Chesterton vs. Trends and Fads That Undermine the Family

Chesterton was so consistently right in his pronouncements and prophecies because he understood that anything that attacked the family was bad for society. That is why he spoke out against eugenics and contraception, against divorce and “free love” (another term he disliked because of its dishonesty), but also against wage slavery and compulsory state-sponsored education […]

Blessed Are the Meek

Europeans have embraced the culture of death, contracepting themselves out of existence…. A culture which seeks self-gratification instead of the self-sacrifice needed to raise children is doomed to self-destruction. It has no future. It has no future for the plain and simple reason that it has no children. In this sense, it can truly be […]

The Church and Contraception: “…she was the only one who explained what we felt.”

—from the National Review article What the Pill Has Wrought… The Truth of Catholic Teaching on Contraception Begins to Register by Mark Regnerus My wife and I elected to pursue a tubal ligation for her immediately following the birth of our third child, in 2008. We regretted it within three months. We thought it would […]

Contraception, NFP, and Scrabble

When we talk about contraception, especially methods with no abortifacient potential, people tend to say, “Well, NFP is the same thing.  You’re preventing births. You’re just using time, rather than a physical barrier, as your thing to avoid pregnancy.” This gets a little comical half a second later, when you say, “Gosh, if they are the […]

Freud and Ghandi (and Martin Luther too) on Contraception

—from the blog post Contraception and the Catholic Church: {Part 1} The Historical Precedent by Jenny Uebbing at Mama Needs Coffee Throughout the history of Christianity the practice of contraception was uniformly condemned by every single denomination until the early 1920’s. Even Freud and Ghandi, no staunch advocates of Christianity, opposed the practice, identified it […]

“All my generation knew about human sexuality had been founded on a lie”

—from Something Other Than God by Jennifer Fulwiler, Ch. 33 All my generation knew about human sexuality had been founded on a lie. They had been told that there was no need to give a second thought to parenthood when they engaged in sex; they were encouraged to think of sex as being primarily about […]

A Closer Look At the Inseparable Natures of Sex

Make some time to read rest of this exceptional article,The Role of Sex in Marriage by Pete Jermann at Crisis Magazine. Humanae Vitae recognized that sexual relations between married adults could be both unitive and procreative, clearly indicating that sex had value beyond simple procreation. But in recognizing the unitive nature of sex as different from […]