Sunday, February 21, 2016

"It’s not an urban legend, it’s a LIE: Paul VI did NOT give permission to nuns to use contraceptives."

These are Fr. Z's words on his Blog (February 20, 2016).

Why is this important?

Because of this: "Francis Says Contraception Can Be Used to Slow Zika" (New York Times, February 18, 2016).

And this: "BREAKING: Vatican affirms Pope was speaking about contraceptives for Zika" (LifeSiteNews, February 19, 2016).

And this: "Contraception, Congo Nuns, Choosing the Lesser Evil, and Conflict of Commandments" (Catholic World Report, February 20,2016).

And this: "PETITION [to the U.N. Commissioner for Human Rights]: Stop using the Zika virus to push abortion in Latin America" (LifePetitions, 2 weeks ago).

Finally, pointing to the headline, "Pope Calls for Worldwide Abolition of Death Penalty" (NBC News, February 21, 2016), one of my colleagues then asks: "Folks, are the wheels simply coming off now?"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

under 30 people died of death penalty in 2015.

birth control... no one follows Church teaching anyway, and we are parsing the fine points on it?! ...

and these are the Pope's concerns... talk about woefully out of touch.

and we wonder why people find Catholicism irrelevant.