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The Church Doesn't Need a Revolution

Navy-baby Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 7:40 PM
Not all contraceptives prevent; some cause abortions. The bigger picture for the Church is that we Catholics are to trust God, and to believe children are His gifts to us...we are not in control, He is. Besides, once we decide to use contraceptives and they fail--then what? Do you say, well I guess abortion is the only solution to my problem now? God's way eliminates all those difficult, heart-rending decisions when we choose to live as the Church teaches. We know that babies often come from the sexual act, and as married couples we are taught to be lovingly accepting of children for our family's continuation.
Navy-baby Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 11:45 PM
I forgot about in vitro procedures: some babies actually come from a Petri dish.
Navy-baby Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 11:17 PM
No; I've had sex many times without a pregnancy occurring....but I couldn't find a better way to express that--thanks for the laugh!
rwright Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 9:59 PM
"babies often come from the sexual act"??? Don't they always come from this act?

The pope has renounced the papal throne. Long live the progressive pope! Such are the rallying cries from establishment voices wanting to see the Catholic Church loosen up now that Pope Benedict XVI has decided to step down. But maybe people should listen to the Church's actual views.

Mary Hasson from the Ethics and Public Policy Center has been doing some unique work looking into what Catholic women know and want from their Church. It's scandalous and yet not entirely surprising that she found only 13 percent of Catholic women who occasionally attend Mass accept Church teaching on contraception.

It's not a shock...