An Era of Carnality

Written in 1939: We are living today in what might properly be called an era of carnality. As the appeal to the spiritual relaxes, the demands of the flesh increase. Living less for God, human nature begins to live only for self, for “no man can serve two masters: For either he will hate the […]

What Both the Prude and the Hedonist Forget

Babies and sex are connected and both the prude and the hedonists seem to forget this fact. —from the blog post Babies, Sex, and Birth Control by Leticia Adams

The Importance of Remembering That There are Seven Deadly Sins

The traditional Christian view of sexuality is more essential to the faith as a whole than many modern believers want to acknowledge. Like most Christian dogmas, from the identity of Christ to the doctrine of the Trinity, it doesn’t just rest on a literal reading of a few passages in Scripture, which can easily 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 […]

Towards an Incarnation

Love always tends towards an incarnation. In order that human life might be preserved and continued, God implanted two great appetites and pleasures in man. One is the pleasure of eating to preserve the corporal life of the individual; the other is the pleasure of marriage to preserve the life of the race —From Peace of […]

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 […]