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The title of this entry is “More sex!” No… Wait… Yes! “More sex!”

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ta-daah! This entry is about…. SEX!

Yup.

Sex.

Specifically, sexual prophecy!

Oh yeah!

Read on!

Prophecies of Humanae Vitae

by Fr. Paul Marx, OSB

On July 25, 1968, Pope Paul VI‘s Humanae Vitae re-affirmed the Catholic teaching on life, love and human sexuality. In that document, he listed the consequences of life lived outside Catholic teaching.

He predicted that:

1.    Contraception would lead to conjugal infidelity.

2.    Contraceptive practice would lead to a “general lowering of morality.”

3.    Contraception would lead men to cease respecting woman in their totality and would cause them to treat women as “mere instruments of selfish enjoyment” rather than as cherished partners.

4.    And finally, widespread acceptance of contraception by couples would lead to a massive imposition of contraception by unscrupulous governments.

In other words, Pope Paul VI predicted that contraception would evolve from “a lifestyle choice” into a weapon of mass destruction. How dreadfully his prophecy has been vindicated by population control and coercive sterilization programs, fertility reduction quotas and the promotion of abortion literally everywhere in the world.

Contraception’s destruction of the integrity of the marital act—as unitive and procreative—has dire consequences for society and for our souls. Contraception, in other words, is a rejection of God’s view of reality. It is a wedge driven into the most intimate sphere of communion known to man outside of the Holy Sacrament of the Mass. It is a degrading poison that withers life and love both in marriage and in society.

By breaking the natural and divinely ordained connection between sex and procreation, women and men—but especially men—would focus on the hedonistic possibilities of sex. People would cease seeing sex as something that was intrinsically linked to new life and to the sacrament of marriage.

Does anyone doubt that this is where we find ourselves today?

Fr. Paul Marx, OSB, is the Founder of PRI, and served as Chairman of the Board from 1996 to 2010.

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2 Responses to “The title of this entry is “More sex!” No… Wait… Yes! “More sex!””

  1. S Barbara said

    Dear Sir,
    It is not contraception that has devalued women, it is defining women primarly by their sexuality and ability to procreate and using male privilege to keep women solely in that role. The Catholic Church has been in the vanguard of that exploitation for centuries.
    S. Barbara
    Huntsville, AL

    • Warm Southern Breeze said

      Thanks for reading, and for your response. Please forgive the tardiness of my reply. I would take exception to the assertion that the Catholic church has exploited women. Rather, by naturally understanding the procreative role women possess, and with an eye and heart of understanding about the nature and role of human sexuality from an holy perspective – that is, to identify the purposes for which it was created – then we come to understand the role(s) it (sexuality) has in the lives of humanity – male and female. Women are co-equal with men, and the Church has never taught anything other. If you have read Humanae Vitae (see also http://www.newadvent.org/library/docs_pa06hv.htm) and Pope John Paul II’s Theology of The Body, I’m certain you would see the Church has and teaches a clearly and vastly different perspective than the one you seem to think they have. There is great misunderstanding among those outside the Catholic church about the Church’s teachings, though they are no secret, and are openly and readily available. I remain respectfully, your kind servant,

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