Tag Archives: contraception

Is it a boy or a girl?

LBGTQ – it’s hard to remember what each initial stands for but they add up to a cultural change which claims that gender is a matter of choice. The choice is not necessarily permanent: one may simply change it as … Continue reading

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What does the Church do?

Earlier this week a blog of mine on the Zika crisis in Brazil was published on the Catholic Herald website. Over a couple of days it had attracted 337 comments by the time comments were closed. I am reproducing it … Continue reading

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Beware of the elephant

For 45 years the Catholic Church has had an elephant in the room. When it was young it trumpeted a good deal but, after a while, we decided to let it be, hoping that it would go away. But it … Continue reading

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It comes with the territory

Since my previous post has concerned the question of fertility, it is important to recall that an accompaniment of artificial contraception has been a huge increase in promiscuity. Separating the pregnancy threat has led to sexual expression becoming less significant … Continue reading

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Fair means or foul

Houston, we have a problem. In my column of October 5, in the context of ethical problems for the future, I wrote: “Our long-established habit of deducing moral imperatives from structure will have to survive our acceptance that God created … Continue reading

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