Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Really? Your baby is pro-choice?
Nausea and an upset stomach were my initial reactions when i entered the "Catholics for Choice" website. My first instinct would have been to just take some peptobismol, but in this case, not even pepto could do the job.
They're mission? To "shape and advance sexual and reproductive ethics that are based on justice, [to] reflect a commitment to women’s well-being and respect and affirm the capacity of women and men to make moral decisions about their lives." So the question is, moral or Godly?
"The transmission of human life is a most serious role in which married people collaborate freely and responsibly with God the Creator. It has always been a source of great joy to them, even though it sometimes entails many difficulties and hardships." -Pope Paul VI, Humanae Vitae
Now "Godly" can be interpreted in many ways, all I do know is what our Catholic Church teaches but I guess "Catholics for condoms" totally skipped the intro to one of Pope Paul VI's most informing and guiding documents which we use very closely to guide us today. They tell us to act "in good conscience", however, condone the use of condoms, birth control, and even abortion if it is in the "moral decision" of the woman making it. And you call yourselves Catholics? Since when is killing an innocent being moral?
I believe that sometimes it is hard for people to simply accept the Truth that God teaches us and in defense want to replace it with what is more convenient for us, for our life, for our own pleasure, not God and the life HE gave us. We want everything to be easier for us, but do we really stop and ask ourselves, are we acting in "good conscience"? Are we aware of what is right and wrong? Do we believe what is right and wrong? And even more yet, are we bending that "right" or "wrong" to better fit our lifestyle and/or convenience?
Posted by Mabel at 4:07 PM