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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Catholics United Shills for Contraception

In the interests of truth in advertising, Catholics United (CU) should be called Heretical Catholics United or  Hypocritcal Catholics United or Cafeteria Catholics United or perhaps all three. One thing they surely are not is a group of faithful Catholics united. CU's latest foray into la-la land is a press release saying there is a "silver lining" in Obama's mandate forcing religious institutions to provide contraceptive coverage to their employees. Here's what the faux Catholics say:
Today's ruling requires Catholic institutions to provide their employees with access to contraceptive services. Despite the Catholic Church's teaching that contraception should not be used to prevent pregnancy, 98% of sexually active Catholic women use some form of birth control.
CU's spokesman then states:
 “Increased access to contraceptive services will dramatically reduce the abortion rate in America. Reducing abortion should be a goal recognized by both sides of this highly polarized debate. “Furthermore, we look forward to working with the administration in finding a win-win solution that will both meet the medical needs of women while protecting the religious liberty of Catholic institutions.”
One big question for CU. If 98% of "sexually active Catholic women" are already using birth control and, according to the Guttmacher Institute, Planned Parenthood's research arm, 89% of all sexually active women who don't want to be pregnant are already using birth control...........please explain how more plugs and drugs are going to "dramatically reduce the abortion rate."

The fact is that contraception leads to abortion either directly or indirectly. If the so-called contraceptive isn't abortifacient in itself like the drugs that operate to prevent implantation of the new baby, it creates in the mind of the woman the idea that she has a right not to be pregnant. It's not her fault if her contraceptive fails so she should be able to be not pregnant by any means possible. Contraception leads to abortion as many sociologists have stated since abortion became legal. More contraception leads to more, not fewer, abortions.

But this is all beside the point with regard to Catholics United. These wolves in sheep's clothing pretend to oppose abortion while they were founded to give a religious veneer to their support for the most pro-abortion president in history. When Kathleen Sebelius, a radical abortion supporter, was named to head the Department of Health and Human Services, they leaped to her defense. And, while accusing others of partisanship, they unabashedly shill for the radical left. And they are so useful to politicians who want to point to a Church divided on the issue. After all, just see all these "Catholics" who support their immoral legislation. CU has absolutely no credibility, of course, they are simply a front group, along with another faux Catholic group, Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good,  of socialist billionaire George Soros.

The Catholic bishops would do well to demand that Catholics United and its fellow traveler, Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, cease their false advertising by removing the word Catholic from their names. They were founded to oppose Catholic teaching and they do it with zeal. The only "silver lining" in the HHS mandate is the metaphor it represents for those who betray Jesus Christ and Soros-funded Catholics United are experts at that.


Dan said...

"Catholics United"...for what? United for apostasy, schism, heresy, what? Please stop pussy-footing around the issue, CU: in what way are you united?

Somone really ought to ask these cretins that question. If they have a website I will visit it and ask that question.

Anonymous said...

<<"Please stop pussy-footing around the issue, CU: in what way are you united?">>

I'll take a stab at it, Dan. (without going to their website)

They are united with Satan and his minions, I surmise.

Oh, for *excellent* definitions of "apostasy, schism, heresy" as ways to sin against the faith, see CCC 2088-89.

Catechist Kevin

Pretty much sums up "Catholics United."

Anonymous said...

It's still a fact that the vast, vast majority of practicing catholics use birth control. *Raises hand*

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

The "vast majority" of Catholics lie, cheat, and steal too. Sad isn't it? I wonder what the Lord will say to a couple who rejected a child he had planned for them. It seems to me that contraception is even worse than abortion because abortion can only kill the body. Contraception wills the non-existence of a soul and, when it is successful, it achieves that poisonous goal.

Anonymous said...

So all those "souls" that he has planned for couples who miscarry or have a stillbirth are just mistakes?

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

I'm not sure what you mean, Anonymous. The Church has recognized the dignity of the baby developing in the womb from its first beginning. I'm not aware of a doctrine that teaches definitively when the soul enters the body, but it is certainly logical to believe that God gifts the baby with a soul from its first beginning. So all those babies who are miscarried die, but their souls go to God. As for those planned by God but rejected by parents, I don't know, but will ask God when I meet Him.

Here's what Pope Benedict says: “from the moment of its conception life must be guarded with the greatest care.”[14] [...] With regard to the embryo in the mother's womb, science itself highlights its autonomy, its capacity for interaction with the mother, the coordination of biological processes, the continuity of development, the growing complexity of the organism.

It is not an accumulation of biological material but rather of a new living being, dynamic and marvelously ordered, a new individual of the human species. This is what Jesus was in Mary’s womb; this is what we all were in our mother’s womb. We may say with Tertullian, an ancient Christian writer: “the one who will be a man is one already” (Apologeticum IX, 8), there is no reason not to consider him a person from conception. ( "Celebration of First Vespers of the First Sunday of Advent for unborn life")

As for miscarriage and stillbirth, those are not "mistakes" by God. They illustrate the evil that came into the world through original sin. I've lost three grandchildren through miscarriages, but I'm confident I'll meet all those little ones some day and look forward to it.

Nancy J Kokstis said...

For anonymous: "Before I formed you in your mothers womb I knew you."
"I called you by name, before you were born."

Nancy J Kokstis said...

I liked your links Mary Ann.
Catholics United even mentions two right wing (authentic Catholic) web sites to go to to show how bad we are: Reform CCHD Now and Catholic Media Coalition.
Their endorsement of Kathleen Sebelious almost impossible for even me to believe of them. But they endorsed the Pro-abortion, Pro-sodomy, Marxist, candidate, Barack Hussein Obama so wwhat can we expect.

Anonymous said...

Donald Trump said yesterday that this is a Geo. Sores front group. As a Catholic I could see why thier thinking is not in line with the real Catholic Church.