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Excommunicating the 95% Who Use Contraceptives

February 13, 2012

I discovered this article on a link at a Catholic blog. The article by Jesuit priest John Hardon argues that using artificial contraceptives is fatal to the Catholic faith, and that those Catholics who do not repent have departed the faith and are destined for hell.

Here is the link to the article: Contraception: Fatal to the Faith

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  1. Catherine Kelley permalink
    July 24, 2012 11:40 pm

    Why would this Jesuit priest, John Hardon, care about procreating MORE RC babies? With the ever increasing amounts of Evangelicals joining the ranks of Rome…there is no worry! The only concern the RCC has is , losing its “blind faith” obedience……CONTROL like a cadaver over the flock and complete SUBMISSION to Popery!

  2. Catherine Kelley permalink
    August 8, 2012 10:51 pm

    The average “Joe Catholic” just ignores RC doctrine on contraception. They know the Church does not come into their bedroom and monitor the obedience they deliver to her. People in general are not afraid of hell or the Catholic Purgatory. Again, the forbidding of Birth Control is a device in keeping the Catholic in bondage and in Her “Control”…How’s that working? A lot of people would be excommunicated…How much manpower would that take?

  3. Catherine Kelley permalink
    August 9, 2012 4:52 pm

    Speaking of Hell, RCC should look at an old doctrine that was dropped mysteriously: The Fewness Of The saved. Do you think that this doctrine may have scared the “superstitious” Catholics away from Mother Church?

  4. Sean permalink
    August 16, 2012 6:51 am

    Although I do not have children of my own, I do beleive they are a great blessing from the Lord.

    Lets look a this contraception in a different light for a moment- basically we are told to keep ourseves free from sexual impurity before we get married (which I totally agree with).

    However what would the RCC say when you find out after you have been married that neither of you are able to conceive?

    The RCC’s reasoning that sex should only be for “pro-creation” is also flawed.

    Would the Church not recognise their “catholicnes” becuase they cannot have children and therefore are not permitted to enjoy their sexual intimacy seeing as there is no “fruit” of their union?

    It is my opinion that God has created sex (with in the confines of marriage) to be enjoyed – whether it is to pro-create nor not.

    Many Catholics quote the story of Onan (Gen. 38: 7-10) as warning to all who do not have intercourse with the intention of pro-creation, yet this scripture is mis-quoted and made to say something it does not.

    This is how I interpret this scripture: Onan was selfish to start off with. He agreed to marry his brothers wife in order to carry on his deceased brothers name, but when it came time to fulfill his oligation and his promise, he back out of it. He basically used his sister in law as nothing more than a prositutue. Thus he devauled and abused her which was not acceptable by any ones standards, then and even now, and this is why God intervened and killed Onan. It had nothing to do with failing to pro-create but a broken promise and the mis-use of another human being.

    Aslo in Deuteronomy 23:9 Hebrews Law says that if man has a “nocturnal emmision” he is to remain outside the camp until evening, wash himself and then he was allowed to come back. God did not kill the man. I am not sure “why” the man would be considered unclean (Sure some one has a reason for it). But my point is that the story of Onan cannot be used as an example for having sex purely for pro-creation.

    • Catherine Kelley permalink
      August 16, 2012 2:09 pm

      I believe the story of Onan, who was forced by law to marry his sister-Inlaw Tamar. The women of that day, if widowed would have to marry the closest relative. She later, seduced her Father-inlaw —A very tawdry story! Basically a womans worth was her ability to provide children, while a man could physically work his land! So the use of sex for procreation today, would not make sense with as many women as men working! God is the same yesterday, today, and forever more……but his creation has changed tremendously changed like what the Prophets of the OT wrote: increase in knowledge!

  5. September 8, 2012 10:51 pm

    It is interesting to see how the Catholic Church is so stern in its condemnation of artificial contraception… and yet, it seems that none of those 95% (or so) who do use contraceptives are ever excommunicated by the Church. If contraceptive use among its members is so serious an offense (a mortal sin), then why doesn’t the Church apply the appropriate correction to those members?

    The Catholic Church acts as though contraception is the root of almost every sin, from adultery to sodomy, prostitution, fornication, abortion, infanticide, cohabitation, etc. Although it can sometimes be connected to these sins of immorality, artificial contraception is not necessarily the CAUSE of a single one of these.

    I believe that the Catholic Church’s teachings on artificial contraception are unbiblical, unbalanced and misleading. For anyone interested, I have a two-part article on my blog dealing with this topic:

    http://answeringcatholicclaims.blogspot.com/2012/03/contraception-part-1.html

    http://answeringcatholicclaims.blogspot.com/2012/04/contraception-part-2.html

    I certainly hope that this can help many who have questions about the Catholic Church’s unreasonable overreaction to contraception.

    In His Name,
    Russell

    • Catherine Kelley permalink
      September 9, 2012 11:29 pm

      Contraception, as the root of all evil, is just bizarre! I bet a few of the Popes in history, bet they had it available, when they Fathered bastard children!
      Russell, I will look at your site soon! Catherine

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