WAC Ireland Press Release: Call for Synod on Human Sexuality

WAC Ireland Press Release: Call for Synod on Human Sexuality

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The publication of Pope Paul V1's encyclical, Humanae Vitae, on 25th July 1968 caused dissent and division within the Catholic Church not seen since the Reformation and fifty years later its legacy remains as controversial as ever, stated We Are Church Ireland.

In spite of Catholic couples having already decided on the legitimacy of their dissent against the hierarchical Church’s teaching on birth control Popes, Cardinals and Bishops still strenuously support the teaching of Humanae Vitae opposing artificial contraception.

This conflict between the sensus fidelium of the people of God and the teaching magisterium still remains unresolved with the institutional Church remaining implacably opposed to recognising the right of conscientious dissent against fallible hierarchical teaching.

This unresolved situation has greatly added to the growing lack of credibility of the teaching authority of the magisterium, both inside and outside the Catholic Church

While the ban against artificial birth control may be irrelevant to Catholic couples in Western Europe and North America who have rejected it in both theory and practice however in Asia, Latin America and Africa the Catholic hierarchical Church uses its diplomatic and political influence to oppose responsible family planning and the use of condoms even in life and death situations which adversely affects the lives of the most vulnerable families in these regions.

'After 50 years it is imperative that this controversial issue be revisited and reevaluated by a Synod representative of the total people of God so that a credible positive theology of sexuality based on the dignity of every human person will be its outcome.' stated Brendan Butler


Brendan Butler, We are Church spokesperson.

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WAC Ireland Press Release 25 July 2018

  1. Date: July 26, 2018

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, Brendan! #1 Would our sex have been more committed or more holy if we had not used contraceptives for the first four years of our marriage? NO WAY! #2 Would we have been happier, fuller, more ecstatic in our love-making if we had used NFP? NO WAY! In fact, the peak of my wife's friskiness was exactly when her mucus was slippery. It's the same for most other women as well. NFP enforces "abstinence" just at the time when the sex drive of the woman is highest. Wonder if you know this? #3 Does it become "unnatural" for my wife to want sex, to love sex, to enjoy sex during this fertile period [when the NFP people are abstaining]? NO WAY! God's gift is not to be spurned. Those who rely upon NFP (a) miss out on the natural high period in their fertility cycle and (b) risk an untimely or socially disruptive pregnancy because NFP is one of the LEAST reliable ways of exercising RESPONSIBILE sexuality. The 5% of Catholics still practicing NFP, needless to say, will never tell you this. They foolishly limit themselves to NFP because they buy into the indoctrination that came after Humanae Vitae in 1968. Pope Paul rigged the membership of the Birth Control Commission, and then when they didn't give him the answer he expected, he secretly shelved their report and wrote Humanae Vitae for the purpose of shoving his solution down the throats of 95% of those on the Commission. And notice carefully he didn't say that NFP was a good way, a better way, a superior way. No he had the gall to say IT'S THE ONLY WAY. So now the zealots (the Catholic Taliban) go about telling everyone that God wants married couples to stick with God and stick with NFP. What is wrong with the picture? The whole thing smells of a terrible dishonesty. And they talk so easy and calmly about "grave sins" for not going God's way. I don't buy it! Over 90% of Catholics don't buy it. It is a phony bill of goods, decided by a dishonest pope who never did his homework and never had the least understanding of the blessed sex that I have with my wife. Am I angry with Catholic teaching on these issues? You can be sure I am. And why? Because the Catholic Taliban has set out to ramrod the purity codes that they have manufactured for themselves down the throats of every Catholic on the face of the earth OR BE DAMNED! This is not the way of Jesus! Bless him! Bless him! Bless him! He kept it simple and he kept it straight! "What must I do to gain eternal life?" is the question set before him. The Response: Love God . . . and love your Neighbor as yourself. Nothing about complicated purity codes here. Did I miss something? Yeah, I did miss something: Where is the love of God and love of Neighbor in the way that Cardinal Ratzinger tormented some of our best priests, nuns, and theologians. . . ? And Jesus said and I say with him, "Woe to you who tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on people's shoulders” (Matt 23:4). So, I stand with Jesus against the Catholic Taliban. Want to hear more, go to https://payhip.com/b/6zpm Fraternally, Aaron