Be Fruitful, Not Bananas - NYTimes.com
Commentary on this article: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/01/25/opinion/sunday/frank-bruni-pope-francis-birth-control-and-american-catholics.html?referrer=
Here you go folks, typical. When will Catholics in the media read the Catechism? This article, is the rotten fruit (and viral stench) from errant priests who malformed the consciences of penitents (who rightly knew the evil of contraception).
This lukewarm attitude will not lead souls to heaven. In fact, it is a great deception of Satan.
The evil one wants us to separate life from love. He wants us to think that we should be in control. (AKA "birth control").
Before I continue, it must be said this post is not meant to judge the state of the readers soul. I am writing this post out of the deep conviction of what I believe is true. Part of that belief is that one must judge actions, not people. So, to get the most out of the below, one must separate themselves from their actions and realize that they themselves are intrinsically good.
Ready, here we go.
The Catholic Church is not against regulating birth for a just cause. It is against methods of regulating birth that are artificial or using natural means selfishly. Why?
The Catholic Faith is about integrity, honesty, faith, hope and love.
Large families are a sign that these virtues are a priority. Because the human person is a priority.
Pope Francis's comments about rabbits is a reminder to couples that there are just reasons to regulate birth by natural means.
Why natural means only? Simply, because natural means respects the dignity of the couple. The use of artificial means also throws faith under the bus.
Artificial means disrespects the dignity of the couple because it places a physical or chemical barrier where there ought to be none. Catholics believe that in marriage, lovemaking is a renewal of marriage vows, it is a summit where God creates another human mystery. (This is also why sex outside of Christian marriage is a moral evil. Sex outside of Christian marriage includes masturbation, homosexual acts, looking at pornography or fantasizing it , etc... by the way these are adultery if you are in a Christian marriage.)
In the case of chemicals, the physical state of a woman is being altered to frustrate what her body is naturally able to do. This is a great disrespect to her genius and treats her as an object of pleasure.
Physical contraception is more obvious – why are we putting a wall where there ought to be mutual self giving and receiving?
All of this throws faith under the bus because it says to God we want the experience but not the fruit.
What is the fruit?
The fruit of lovemaking is the strong unity of the couple and the creation of human life.
God created life out of love and human love for life. Marriage, which will end with death is a sign of the great communion with God himself and and him life and love are one.
I call all Christians to recognize this truth and to repent from the rotten bananas of contraception. Trust in God, he will take care of you :-).