The Church’s teachings about birth control and openness to life remain subject to much controversy, and as part of this, the concept of Natural Family Planning or NFP, which some refer to as ‘the only method of birth control approved by the Church,’ is subject to many criticisms and misgivings. On the one hand, many … Continue reading Answering Objections to NFP
The Church's teaching about contraception is very difficult to understand within today's climate, and is subject to many misconceptions. But these teachings are based on the natural law, and upon further reflection the difference between contraception and Natural Family Planning (NFP) becomes quite clear.
Image via Pixabay. The Catholic Church’s teachings about marriage are based on the natural law, and provided that absolute morality is understood, they can be easily be understood based on proper application of right reason. The primary purpose of marriage is the procreation and education of children. Naturally, this tenet raises questions regarding contraception, infertility, … Continue reading Why Contraception is Wrong
Once it has been demonstrated that the primary purpose of the sexual act is the procreation of children, the rest falls into place. The reason that marriage exists is that children can be raised by both their parents. Marriage has been part of every human society, because it is that deeply ingrained in human nature. … Continue reading Understanding the Purpose of Marriage, Part II
As promised, here is the first follow-up to my first post on this blog, A Natural Law Argument for Premarital Chastity, Marital Fidelity, and Traditional Marriage. It is no secret that marriage is widely under attack today. We live in an age where fornication, adultery, divorce, contraception, and homosexual activity are paramount and viewed as … Continue reading Understanding the Purpose of Marriage
He answered, “Have you not read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one?’” Matthew 19:4-5 There is a very simple syllogism found within … Continue reading A Natural-Law Argument for Premarital Chastity, Marital Fidelity, and Traditional Marriage