CATHOLICS AGAINST CONTRACEPTION
Welcome. This site is an attempt to (1) bring honour and glory to The Blessed Trinity God The Father, God The Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and God The Holy Ghost; (2) out of love, to save souls by proclaiming The Truth that (a) the use of contraception, including sterilization, is against the Law of God, and, therefore, a mortal or grave sin; (b) if anyone were to die in the state of that sin, unrepentant, he or she would be risking forever exclusion from Christs kingdom and the eternal death of hell.
May we suggest that you first read the concise document Contraception: Is Its Use Permissible? which immediately follows the List of Contents below. A one-page version is also found at this link contraception: is its use permissable? May we request that you kindly proclaim the truth to as many persons as possible by the distribution of copies of that document or any other document.
[Much gratitude to The Blessed Trinity for the Graces provided to produce this site. Special thanks to Nicholas Morse for offering his valuable computer skills regarding the inputting of content, and to many others.]
CONTRACEPTION: IS ITS USE PERMISSIBLE?
In 1930, in his encyclical, Casti cunnubi (56), Pope Pius XI declared, "any use whatsoever of matrimony exercised in such a way that the act is deliberately frustrated in its natural power to generate life is an offence against the law of God and of nature, and those who indulge in such are branded with the guilt of a grave sin."
Pope Paul VI in his landmark encyclical, Humanae vitae, 1968 (14) proclaimed, "Similarly excluded is every action which, either in anticipation of the conjugal act or in its accomplishment or in the development of its natural consequences, would have as an end or as a means, to render procreation impossible."
"By describing the contraceptive act as intrinsically illicit, Paul VI meant to teach that the moral norm is such that it does not admit exceptions. No personal or social circumstances could ever, can now, or will ever, render such an act lawful in itself" -- Pope John Paul II, Moral Theology Congress, Rome, 1988.
"The Catholic Church clearly teaches that the use of artificial contraception in all its forms, including direct sterilization, is gravely immoral, is intrinsically evil, is contrary to the law of nature and nature's God Catholics who practice artificial birth control may not receive Holy Communion without committing sacrilege" -- Bishop G.P. Flavin, Bishop of Lincoln Nebraska, 1991.
"After all, the human marital act is ordered to the procreation of human life. Therefore it is not simply subject to man's sovereignty" -- Msgr. T. Schmitz, 1995.
primal evil of contraception is that it puts up a barrier against
God's creative will, a horrendouscrime when seen in all its implications
in time and eternity" -- Msgr. V. Foy, P.H., 1994.
"To love is simply to will the ultimate real good for another the supreme happiness of the other which isto say, eternal life with God" -- D.Q. McInery, Ph.D., Jan. 2001.
"Contraception compromises the intimacy between husband and wife because it negates part of their being; in particular, that which is ordered to procreation The unselfishness of their spousal love is diluted by the presence of self-interest" -- Dr. Donald DeMarco, St. Jerome's College, Waterloo Ontario.
But in their manner of acting, spouses should be aware that they cannot proceed arbitrarily, but must always be governed according to a conscience dutifully conformed to the divine law itself, and should be submissive toward the Church's teaching office, which authentically interprets that law in the light of the Gospel -- Gaudium et Spes, 50.
teaching of the Church on the regulation of birth, which promulgates
the divine law
would not be practicable without the help of God,
who upholds and strengthens the good will of men" -- Pope Paul
V1, Humanae vitae, 20.
"Mortal sin is sin whose object is grave matter and which is also committed with full knowledge and deliberate consent" - Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1857; "But no one is deemed to be ignorant of the principles of the moral law, which are written in the conscience of every man --Catechism, 1860. Mortal sin results in the privation of sanctifying grace, that is, of the state of grace. If it is not redeemed by repentance and God's forgiveness, it causes exclusion from Christ's kingdom and the eternal death of hell" - Catechism, 1861. "As soon as each soul leaves the body at death it undergoes the Particular Judgment, at which its eternal destiny is decided the judgment is passed, and the soul gone to his reward or punishment" -- My Catholic Faith, 1954, p.154.
Objectively speaking, a contraceptive act is a mortal or grave sin - "He [Onan] when he went into his [deceased] brother's wife, spilled his seed upon the ground, lest children should be born in his brother's name. And therefore the Lord slew him, because he did a detestable thing" Genesis 38:8-10. Contraception is not permissible; IT IS AGAINST GOD'S LAW. Those who willingly resort to such means of preventing conception run the risk of spending eternity in hell.
our Holy Father advised us on February 14, 2001 that, "The promotion
of the culture of life should be the highest priority in our societies."
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