In the 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI issued several ominous warnings to societies who accepted birth control, among them being moral decline (infidelity) and the general loss of respect for women.
One more result that isn’t talked about as much is men who simply won’t “commit.”
Watch this video from the Austin Institute to see why.
I’m sorry I cannot abide by this video. It uses words and concepts I can’t find in the Bible or GIRM or CCC.
The video is a meditation on the effects of the pill on dating and marriage. It is meant to be a subtle endorsement of Humanae Vitae. Can’t find modern dating and marriage trends in the Bible? Golly Gee, I wonder why? Can’t find the deleterious effects of the pill in Sacred Scripture? There must be a reason, but I just can’t think of it right now. Give me some time and it will come to me. What, can’t find the pesticidal effects of the pill for marriage and dating in the CCC? How thoughtless of the bishops for such an omission. Wait a minute– didn’t some pope way back when say something about the terrible consequences of the pill in some sort of letter which was received with great joy by, er…. well…. some Catholics somewhere? Now that I think of it, the teaching in that Encyclical is upheld in the CCC. Pope Paul VI may turn out to have been the most prophetic voice of the 20th century, but we all know what happens to prophets — they get ignored or (metaphorically) stoned.
YFC, I cannot imagine any queer activist, whether they are familiar with the Bible, GIRM, or CCC or not, being able to put up with this video. If the vast majority of men and women in the world were to abandon the use of contraception, today’s militant queer agenda of queering marriage and family would become a thing of the past!
Queer’s depend on purposeful sterile sexual activity among heterosexuals, along with the rot this lifestyle produces, in order to demand the same equality for their own purposeful sterile sexual activity and the rot their lifestyle produces. :(
OK Tracy, it seems to me that the only point you succeeded in making is how much you despise gay people. You use the word “queer”, which as we’ve discussed before you use in order to insult gay people. Then you go on to talk about rot over and over again. So, you succeeded in truly showing forth your disdain for gay people. Congrats on coming off as a person who just can’t stand the people around you.
FWIW, I watched the video in its entirety, proving your first point wrong before you even made it. Secondly, your merging of contraception with same sex marriage is wanting of a single ounce of logic. Gay people don’t need contraception, and didn’t become gay because of contraception. And if straight people were all of a sudden to decide not to use contraception, gay people would still be here and would still want the freedom to marry.
So go ahead, throw some nasty words into a pot and pretend they make sense. They only reflect on you.
Self labled YFC,
Duohay Rhiems Romans 1:32 “Who, having known the justices of God, did not understand that they who do such things, are worthy of death; and not only they that do them, but they also that consent to them that do them.”
May God have mercy on an amoral Amerika!
Viva Cristo Rey!
Yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher
YFC, I gage how effective and right on the mark one of my posts are by the amount of outrage you display, along with the amount of effort you put into belittling me. I am quite sure you must do this with the hopes of neutralizing the power of my words. Thank You! You made my day! :)
Tracy, I find your use of the q-word extremely offensive. I am not L or G or B or T or Q. The language someone uses says a lot about their character. People who use words to abuse and offend other people appear to be weak people who want to control things that they can’t control and in their powerlessness and frustration they retaliate by using violent communication. I try not to write posts that criticize other people, but you are gloating over something that makes you look like a total jerk.
My dear fellow Catholic Tracy. You belittle yourself and our Catholic Church by the words you yourself use. You violate Church teaching regarding how you treat others with every post you make. And you do so with a smug self assurance that to speak down to “Queer” people must surely be the way Christ would want you to speak. Please learn to respect people if you want them to respect you.
(warning: “violent communication” to follow)
Anonymous, go ahead and be offended if you must. Just know that queer is a descriptive word that queers proudly use for themselves. Maybe there is an entry somewhere in the Politically Correct playbook (which I don’t own) which states that only queers are “allowed”, (by what law, I wouldn’t know), to use the queer word. :(
Queer -(adjective) – Deviating from the expected or normal; strange. Eccentric.
(verb) – to ruin or thwart.
Oh and by the way, your saying I “look like a total jerk” really offended me. Please do not use that word with reference to me again.
jerk – a stupid or foolish person
“my dear” YFC, the day I start to desire human respect is the day I turn my back on Jesus. No Thanks!
By the way, YFC, are you really so sure that if Men and Women around the world did choose to ditch the contraception mentality and lifestyle en mass , that this wouldn’t have ANY bearing on achieving your vision of “equality” in the world?
” ENCYCLICAL LETTER HUMANAE VITAE of the SUPREME PONTIFF PAUL VI” https://www.vatican.va/holy_father/paul_vi/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-vi_enc_25071968_humanae-vitae_en.html
Much Maligned ‘Victorian’ models of restraint were in large measure to the ravages of Syphilis throughout promiscuous cultures, and there have even been cases made that the middle ages were so dirty because of the STDs spread in the Roman baths.
One Book definitely worth adding to the mix is “Men on Strike: Why Men Are Boycotting Marriage, Fatherhood, and the American Dream – and Why It Matters”
“American society has become anti-male. Men are sensing the backlash and are consciously and unconsciously going “on strike.” They are dropping out of college, leaving the workforce and avoiding marriage and fatherhood at alarming rates. The trend is so pronounced that a number of books have been written about this “man-child” phenomenon, concluding that men have taken a vacation from responsibility simply because they can. But why should men participate in a system that seems to be increasingly stacked against them?
As Men on Strike demonstrates, men aren’t dropping out because they are stuck in arrested development. They are instead acting rationally in response to the lack of incentives society offers them to be responsible fathers, husbands and providers. In addition, men are going on strike, either consciously or unconsciously, because they do not want to be injured by the myriad of laws, attitudes and hostility against them for the crime of happening to be male in the twenty-first century. ..
Yes, nor have women ever wished to be injured by the multitude of males who would gladly pretend love, use, mistreat and discard them, leaving them with the possibilities of a lifetime of disease, dependents, distrust, and distance, all because they are vulnerable and men can and will exploit them for selfish reasons. Women today have forgotten the countless advantages of saving themselves for marriage, as it was once called.
Sex is not a trap women made up to entrap a man; she finds herself born into this world with the design of her body a complete surprise to herself, a mystery to be unfolded over time. If she is guided well and makes choices based on all that is available to her to realize, she wisely protects her body, her emotions, her true self, her future, her possible future husband and children by not allowing herself to be seduced by users who are not just your everyday rascals, but who can harm her for life in various and sundry ways.
Men resenting that women can and will say no to men attempting to gain free use of her body is a ridiculous concept. Should they also resent people who refuse to give them money, adulation, unpaid slavery, all for the promise of love and devotion?
Access to sexual connection is most wonderful when two people are in love, married, and working together as a committed team of human beings who are devoted to creating good for one another and for any children with which God may bless them; this is honorable and good and worthy of all human beings who care about themselves, their partners, their possible children, and their Creator.
Michael, you raise a good point about Sexually Transmitted Infections. Prior to the mass introduction of the Pill, there were only about 3 venereal diseases to contend with. Today, depending on your source there are between 25 to 50 different varieties. I guess in one respect the pharmaceutical companies now not only have made billions of dollars off of sales of the pill, but off the sales of other drugs used to treat the proliferation of disease out there as well. (I should also include the drugs used to treat the cancers which have increased due to women ingesting these carcinogenic hormones.)
Good Point Tracy – Penicillin used to be a wonder drug, long ago – but abuse by those who knocked down but never fully cured the clap rendered it almost useless over time.
In my youth – As a junior officer in the Merchant Marine with the most recent medical training, I was often assigned duty as ship’s ‘canker mechanic’ in the ‘Amateur Brain Surgery by Radio League’ (no doctors or parachute paramedics in those days) – and got to treat sailors doing the two step drip dance shortly after leaving port.
My Motto – Goggles, Two Pair of gloves, & don’t you dare point that thing at me, or you get the shot cold- as opposed to warming it up after taken from the fridge – as a reminder not to be stupid.
BTW – most claimed to have used ‘protection’, but as far as I’m concerned if you want to have fun while wearing rubber – save up to buy a wet suit and go boogie boarding, you will have more to clap about afterwards
Anywayyy – As the US CDC said about Antibiotic / Antimicrobial Resistance
“Antibiotics and similar drugs, together called antimicrobial agents, have been used for the last 70 years to treat patients who have infectious diseases. Since the 1940s, these drugs have greatly reduced illness and death from infectious diseases. Antibiotic use has been beneficial and, when prescribed and taken correctly, their value in patient care is enormous.
However, these drugs have been used so widely and for so long that the infectious organisms the antibiotics are designed to kill have adapted to them, making the drugs less effective. People infected with antimicrobial-resistant organisms are more likely to have longer, more expensive hospital stays, and may be more likely to die as a result of the infection.
America has tragically become an irresponsible, disoriented, filthy, immoral, Godless, “Hippie Nation,” and very few Americans of today, seem to understand the dire, diabolic consequences America is facing due to this, and a totally tragic future, that lies ahead! America has been completely BRAINWASHED and STRANGLED by the “hippie” liberal chokehold, since the horrid 1960s! Irresponsible kids at that time, had no idea of what they were doing, when they were diabolically brainwashed and led to the “hippie life” fashion of “partying for fun and pleasure,” on college campuses, and wealthy playboy America, “land of the free” (and land of the irresponsible, too!) did not properly act to restrain crazy, misguided “hippie” liberal activist leaders, and preserve the treasures of her society, culture, morality, and way of life! You cannot have unrestrained, irresponsible, diabolical, immature notions of so-called “freedom,” like a two-year-old, proclaiming mindless hatred of your parents and family, mindless hatred of your own country, its way of life, religions, morality, and institutions, and demanding ridiculous “hippie free love with no responsibility,” anarchy, diabolic immorality and irresponsibility, as the “new” horrible way to live– and hope to have a decent future, for both yourself, and the whole country! The invention of the birth-control pill was also tragically, wrongfully given to young, unwed girls by morally irresponsible American doctors, who thought they were doing good to society, in the pretense that an unwanted pregnancy was the only hindrance to sex outside Marriage. God, and all moral virtue, self-control, and decency– was totally cast aside!
Humanae Vitae was a blunder that the Church has yet to recover from. In the US, about 80% of Catholics ignore it. Pope Francis can change this error by overturning it this fall at the Bishops Synod. Humanae Vitae chased more Catholics out the Church in the North America and Europe than any other decision or teaching. Most US priests reject Humanae Vitae.
Pray the Holy Spirit descends over Pope Francis at this critical tine.
All true followers of Christ reject contraception– Catholics, many Protestants, and many Orthodox. The teachings of “Humanae Vitae” are truly Christian teachings! There are many non-Catholic Christians who practice not artificial birth control, which is a selfish sin, and is against God and the holy Sacrament of Marriage and children, and family life—- but natural family planning, or NFP, which is taught worldwide, in Catholic parishes. And also, there are many devout, truly Catholic couples, sincerely leading a true, holy, sacramental life of Marriage, deeply loving of God together, deeply giving, generous, and open to God’s Will– who simply put their faith in Him, regarding procreation and child-bearing, and reject such teachings as NFP. Christ taught His people to lead a holy life– not a worldly, “fallen” life! He wants to sanctify His people, for whom He died on the Cross, and lead us all to Heaven! You might want to read “The Gospel of Life,” by Pope John Paul II, and also read the story of the life of the modern Italian doctor and Saint, St. Gianna Beretta Molla, who died in 1962. Her Feast Day is April 28th. She gave up her life, rather than sacrifice the life of her unborn child. The child for whom she died, Gianna Emanuela Molla, M.D., grew up and became a doctor. Her husband, Pietro Molla, was a holy man, and is now under consideration for Sainthood. A truly Catholic, Christian, and very holy family!
Ummm, 98% of Catholics don’t reject contraception, they use it. There has probably never been a papal document so widely reviled, ignored, and rejected as Humanae Vitae.
If 80% of Catholics in the US ignore Humanae Vitae, the remaining 20% represents a better obedience rate than exists for most other Catholic teachings!
If the teachings of the Church were to be determined by the majority vote of the members, the Church would not be necessary. Why have the Church at all, good cause? I’m suspecting its abandonment would be all-right by you….
“One of the difficulties in substituting society for God, is that any human society, even at its best, is too often undiscriminating in its judgments, and sometimes too ignorant and cruel, to serve as an object of worship.
It likewise fails to take into account the fact that great heroes, saints, and sometimes scholars are those who opposed public opinion in the name of conscience and moral insight.
Public opinion and social judgments are sometimes wrong. It was public opinion that crucified Christ.” – Venerable Bishop Fulton Sheen.
I’m not sure what your point is, Brian S, but I’d say that the number of Catholics in the US who ignore HV is probably a lot closer to 98% than 80%.
My point is that Church teachings are often insufficently followed. That is a pity, but nothing new, and nothing unique to this particular teaching.
As for the 80%, that was good causes’s claimed number. None of us can say what the actual percentage is. I follow it, and I know many other couples that claim to – I don’t follow it up with medicine cabinet searches however, I’ll leave that to those who confuse encyclicals with public opinion polls.
Yours would be an excellent approach if the job of the Church were to change truth to keep people happy and in the pews. But that’s not the mission, Good Cause, but rather the preservation and transmission of the Faith for generations to come. You know that.
Would you want the American Heart Association to switch up their standards of what constitutes optimal physical health so that the grossly obese would feel okay about tossing all thought of dieting and exercise. Better still, would you think the Association was doing its job if it actively encouraged a lack of healthy diet and exercise just so folks would keep supporting it? Likely you wouldn’t. Not so much if you were the one struggling with diet and exercise, but probably so if you were married to a spouse you loved who wanted you and the Association to just leave them the heck alone.
good cause, WOW!!!! Let no one accuse you of not giving all of your heart, soul and strength to the god of contraception!
Let us not forget the Hazards of Dating as well, given that the University of California public policy states (and anyone who dares disagree gets stalked and retaliated against) that “Gang Rape represents normal male sexuality, the abuse of womyn for fun.”
Besides – Trashing Men is a For Profit enterprise amongst the PHD (Piled Higher & Deeper) of Academentia:
Jail For UC Davis Embezzler
By K. LLOYD BILLINGSLEY CalWatch 6/6/11
Former UC Davis official Jennifer Beeman was sentenced on Thursday to 180 days in jail and five years probation
Beeman Pled no contest to two felony counts of embezzlement and falsifying accounts. Neither charge involved her falsification of campus sexual assault statistics
Beeman “significantly over-reported the number of forcible sex offenses” For 16 years Beeman headed the UC Davis Campus Violence Prevention Program (CVPP)
UC Davis officials would not tell CalWatchdog whether the university had disciplined or censured Beeman over the falsified statistics. She remained in her job…
Former CASA Director Pleads Guilty to Four Felony Charges, Receives Three Years
Although the Court Ruling is not available on line, and cannot be cited by anyone other than the Target – I can say with complete assurance that Abstinence is a Governmentally Punishable Offense in the people’s republk of Kalifornia.
Learned that one the hard way – by actually following Church Teachings while employed in the SB Co Fire Dept.
But then the students at UC-BS do have a lot of fun burning their furniture (and whatever else is handy)at the end of term, after setting up a keg and crowd to watch the trucks arrive with lights & sirens for entertainment.
BTW – anybody follow the Del-Riots in Isla Vista (the most tightly packed unincorporated student ghetto in CA) this year – only a few cops actually got sent to the hospital this time, and no banks were burned – so things were relatively tame – for Santa Babylon
Michael – I went to UCSB. Did you ever work Station 17 on the Campus?
Why is this purely secular humanist video even on the Catholic Site?
May God have mercy on an amoral Amerika!
Viva Cristo Rey!
Yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher
This articlel is informative and insightful, Kenneth.
Congratulations on confirming that YFC’s opening joke on you and others was dead-on, however.
Thank God someone finally got the joke!