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What groups like ‘Catholics United for the Common Good’ really think May 26, 2010

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, foolishness, General Catholic, scandals.
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Posted without much comment, some words from the executive director of the pro-Obama pro-abort, pro-gay marriage, pro-women’s ordination, pro-married priests, anti-Pope, Soros-funded ‘Catholics United for the Common Good’:

Sex comes from God. It should be celebrated. Gay sex comes from God. Married sex without the intent of procreation is now an evil, according to the hierarchy.  But does any practicing Catholic under age 80 believe this?  And in a pluralistic nation like America, we must realize that abortion is here to stay.  We must examine the reasons for abortion and deal with those reasons to reduce abortions.  There is much else that needs discussion.

These comments were made in a post on that paragon of leftism, Huffington Post, concerning the author, Fred Rotondoro’s, view that the Church needs a new Council to be manipulated, misconstrued, and taken advantage of to further undermine the Faith (I don’t think Vatican II did any of those things, but people acting in the ‘spirit of Vatican II’ did). 

Well, Fred, I’m under 80, I have 6 kids, and I hold a very, very traditional view of contraception and the procreational aspect of sex.  The Church has consitently taught for 2000 years that the most important aspect of the marital act is its procreative nature, the unitive aspect is secondary.  Church doctrine regarding contraception has not suddenly become more rigid – Humanae Vitae actually liberalized the circumstances under which NFP can be used, something that I think may not have been the best course to take. 

Thomas Peters at Catholic Vote Action takes Fred Rotondoro and all the other ‘catholyc’ organization apart further.  Peters, whose father was just named the first lay American canon law expert at the Vatican, says that Rotondoro and Catholics United are actually anti-Catholic, and reveal a hatred for the Church in their constant repudiation of Church doctrine.

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1. Teresa - May 26, 2010

I agree with this statement: “Peters, whose father was just named the first lay American canon law expert at the Vatican, says that Rotondoro and Catholics United are actually anti-Catholic, and reveal a hatred for the Church in their constant repudiation of Church doctrine.”

The couple must be open to procreation and it is impossible for gay couples to be open to procreation. The 80 year old couple may have already had kids or if unable to have children, at least at one time they were open to procreation. So, the comparison between gay couples and 80 year old couples or that argument doesn’t hold water.

tantamergo - May 27, 2010

Rotondoro is trying to establish that only very old, out of touch people could actually support the Church’s doctrine on issues like contraception. He’s also trying to say that the Church has suddenly, out of the blue, made its doctrine on contraception more severe. Both are utterly false. Those on the side of reinventing the Church and misrepresenting its clear doctrine frequently try to portray those who wish to adhere to that doctrine as being old, befuddled, and unable to deal with a changing world. This is very common when progressives try to describe those who they think want to see the Extraordinary Form of Mass celebrated more freely. It is also completely false. In fact, those aged 20-40 in the Church are leading most of the effrots to focus on traditional Catholic doctrine and to make available the older form of Mass.

So often, when a progressive speaks, the diametric opposite is the truth. This is true in politics as it is in religion.


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