Contraception: Contra Fide
many years have we been brainwashed
by the media, manipulated by
various health programmes,
informing us that the increasing
family of man is, has, or could
grow beyond that which our planet
may be able to sustain?
How arrogant and how blind we are.
Do we not trust and believe that
God will provide? ... for all things,
in all seasons, at all times.
How much energy, time, resources,
capital is being spent on preventing
conception, or failing that, eliminating
birth because it does not fit into
our scheme of things at the moment,
in this place, at this time ...how
blind we are! How lacking in trust!
Deus providebit! God provides,
and all existence in His hands ...
God is the only one who may control
population, were He to will it ...
Again we hear, see the tragic news
of yet another agonizing disaster,
this time in Pakistan – in a few
moments of time, 20,000 people have
breathed their last upon this earth.
How deep will our pride and arrogance
yet grow that in our folly we think
we can manage the universe, that
human programmes, political schemes,
social engineering, can possibly
turn aside the will of God. Oh,
yes, it can contend with it, and
we have all seen, experienced, the
evil that follows when man sets
his mind against the will of God
... when man, and not God, determines
who is fit to live, and who to die
– and in what manner, in what measure.
We saw it 60 years ago. We see it
And we have learned nothing.
The perpetual cycle of life and
death is something none of us can
engineer or escape. We can abbreviate
life. We can even prolong it to
a point, but we still cannot create
it, nor have we the right to destroy
what is not of our creation. Do
not deceive yourselves that you
create life! You cooperate with
God and He gives life — or you snuff
it out. You can only destroy, not
create. But you can nourish what
He has created through you, through
others – just as you can allow it
to wither and die.
We are ... so many of us ... liars
and impostors, and if we look at
ourselves honestly, our philosophy
is that of the cult of selfishness,
the self as the axis of the universe.
It has ever been the madness or
folly of men to make themselves
gods. Caesars of Rome, or Chairwomen
of Planned Parenthood — the title,
the venue, the corporate body changes,
but not the madness endemic to it,
or the evil that ever follows mans
apotheosis of himself.
How manipulative we are in the lives
of those around us, in subtle and
in less than subtle ways — promoting
control and disposal of life, whether
on a natural or a spiritual level.
A Therapeutic Approach ...
Controlling population? How euphemistic!
“Controlling it” sounds so much
better, is less stinging to the
conscience, than the reality of
killing it. How clinical
we have become in our approach to
death (at least the death of others),
how “therapeutic” our approach to
the helpless or those we deem hopeless,
through abortion on the one hand
and "assisted" euthanasia on the
other — that failing,
we always have recourse to drugs
and bombs — whatever
it takes ... to take life. As long
as it is not our own.
With the increasing secularization
of society, we have attempted to
make the City of Man by fleeing
the City of God: and we have found
that it is a necropolis, a city
of the dead — those
dead to their own conscience, to
the laws of nature and God etched
in the very fabric of the universe,
to the cry of the unborn on the
one hand and the dying on the other.
And in our innermost being, we ourselves
have become insensate, numb, dead
long before we die.
Not satisfied with bringing putrefaction
to nature, we allow the cadaverine
to leech into the charade of our
Contraceptive to the last, we ever
seek to hinder another from so much
as finding life in God. With what
rancor and righteousness we stamp
out religion in our midst!
And rightly so!
Religion — the call
to life — has no place
in a culture of culture of death,
in the Necropolis of Man. This spiritual
contraception is by far the deadliest
purulence from the cadaver we hold
up to the world to be the model
These times are a call to prayer,
a call to generosity beyond our
means, a call to deeply examine
our own hearts, to authentically,
even witheringly, examine our values
and see how compatible they really
are with those of Christ ...whom
we presume to follow.
Do not cast the blame upon God for
the disasters that we now are experiencing;
they are largely attributable to
the folly and avarice of men, to
the mindless exploitation and abuse
of our planet, and above all, to
the obstinate refusal to submit
ourselves to the laws of God.
Let us pray for all those called
beyond the veil of this world, but
it is far more important to pray
for the living ... that we may read
the signs of the time in God and
not outside Him, for there is much
to be read, and much to be repented
of by the human heart.
Boston Catholic Journal
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