Contraception is being used to ‘separate’ kids from parents: Catholic doctor

Contraception is being used to ‘separate’ kids from parents: Catholic doctor

Pete Baklinski

ROME, October 28, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Contraception not only separates the life-creating purpose of sex from the unitive purpose, but it has been used by enemies of the family as a wedge — ostensibly called ‘sex-education’ — to separate children from their parents, stated a Catholic family doctor during a conference in Rome today.

“Contraception separates both the procreative from the unitive and the procreated, the children, from their parents,” stated Dr. Thomas Ward at a conference titled “Humanae Vitae at 50: Setting the Context” that was organized by Voice of the Family. The conference took place at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Ward, founder and president of the National Association of Catholic Families, told conference attendees that the “removal of parents rights as primary educators started with contraception and its indoctrination in sex education.”

“It has now metastasized to include underage abortion, general medical services, school homosexual and gender theory indoctrination, and, in Germany, even imprisonment of parents who exercised their primary right as educators,” he said.

The conference was organized to commemorate Pope Paul VI’s 1968 Encyclical Humanae Vitae [Of Human Life] which celebrates its 50th anniversary next year. The Encyclical taught that “each and every marriage act must remain open to the transmission of human life” and called the use of contraception (including the pill, condom, withdrawal, and other methods) “intrinsically wrong.”

Ward outlined in his talk how his experience as a family doctor in the early 1970s revealed that many young girls were being “indoctrinated” into early contraceptive sex through “sex education often emanating from the Family Planning Association under its many masks.”

“The most interesting influence was the priest school chaplain who had written all of the contraceptive methods on the blackboard,” he related.

The doctor’s further research into the matter revealed that a “vast network of national and international agencies, ideological, commercial, and political” were working together to promote the “sexualization” of children and its “necessary prerequisite, the removal of parent’s rights.”

Ward said that it became clear that the many clergy within the Catholic Church who had “given up on the wrongness of contraception” had also begun to accept the “replacement of parents by the State.”

The Catholic Church teaches that the rights of parents over their children is “irreplaceable and inalienable and therefore incapable of being entirely delegated to others or usurped by others.” With respect to sex education, the Church specifically calls it the “basic right and duty of parents” which “must always be carried out under their attentive guidance, whether at home or in educational centres chosen and controlled by them.”

The doctor highlighted the link that he said exists between rejecting children via contraception (some of which, such as the pill, is abortifacient) and the rejection of parental rights over their children. He suggested that it is not coincidental that along with Pope Francis’s seeming openness to allowing Catholic couples to contracept in specific circumstances, such as in the case of the Zika virus, comes also an undermining of parental rights over their children.

He noted how 94 percent of bishops during the 2015 Synod on the Family voted in favor of the statement that “The family, while maintaining its primary space in education (cf. Gravissimum Educationis, 3), cannot be the only place for teaching sexuality.”

Commented Ward: “With this doublespeak, they obscured that they had in practice abandoned millions of Catholic families to indoctrination by the birth control and homosexual lobby.”

Ward also noted how Pope Francis in his 2016 Exhortation Amoris Laetitia [Joy of Love] did not defend the parents’ right as primary educators in his chapter where he mentioned the “need for sex education.”

The doctor also noted how in the Pontifical Council for the Family 2016 sex-ed program for teens called “The Meeting Point” failed to mention anything about parents being the primary educators of their children, especially with regard to sex education.

“All of this becomes more frightening when one remembers that Pope Francis has led 300,000 young people in repeatedly chanting ‘It takes a village to raise a child,’ the title of Hillary Clinton’s book on her vision of the state rather than parents looking after their children,” said Ward.

Ward concluded his talk with a disconcerting question.

“Ladies and gentlemen, because of Amoris Laetitia and the deeply disturbing possibility of a revision of Humanae Vitae these questions must now be asked: has, in the field of sexuality, the teaching of the Church on the right of the Parent, the primary educator been revoked in this Pontificate?” he said.

“And, if so, who will protect millions of Catholic children from indoctrination by the wolves in the population and homosexualist lobbies and their powerful allies in the Vatican? Where will our children hide?” he added.

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2 comments on “Contraception is being used to ‘separate’ kids from parents: Catholic doctor

  1. With respect to sex education, the Church specifically calls it the “basic right and duty of parents” which “must always be carried out under their attentive guidance, whether at home or in educational centres chosen and controlled by them.”

    More of Wojtyla’s confusion. So many who fought sex-ed would quote this line from Familiaris consortio only to eventually lose out because they agreed with the premises that 1) sex-ed (formal instruction on how to “do it”) is a “duty”, and 2) that sex-ed in the classroom is OK as long as parents “control” it. Don’t forget that Wojtyla was hung up on sex. He promoted sex education early on, in his book “Love and Responsibility,” I believe. And don’t forget his sex-ed for adults, known as “Theology of the Body.”

    Classroom sex-ed has been succinctly condemned by the Church. Here’s what Pope Pius XI declared in his encyclical letter, Divini Illius Magistri:

    Another very grave danger is that naturalism which nowadays invades the field of education in that most delicate matter of purity of morals. Far too common is the error of those who with dangerous assurance and under an ugly term propagate a so-called sex-education, falsely imagining they can forearm youths against the dangers of sensuality by means purely natural, as a foolhardy initiation and precautionary instruction for all indiscriminately, even in public; and, worse still, by exposing them at an early age to the occasions, in order to accustom them, so it is argued, and as it were to harden them against such dangers.

    Such persons grievously err in refusing to recognize the inborn weakness of human nature, and the law of which the Apostle speaks, fighting against the law of the mind10; and also in ignoring the experience of facts, from which it is clear that, particularly in young people, evil practices are the effect not so much of ignorance of intellect as of weakness of a will exposed to dangerous occasions, and unsupported by the means of grace.

    In this extremely delicate matter, if, all things considered, some private instruction is found necessary and opportune, from those who hold from God the commission to teach and who have the grace of state, every precaution must be taken. Such precautions are well known in traditional Christian education, and are adequately described by Antoniano cited above, when he says:

    Such is our misery and inclination to sin, that often in the very things considered to be remedies against sin, we find occasions for and inducements to sin itself. Hence it is of the highest importance that a good father, while discussing with his son a matter so delicate, should be well on his guard and not descend to details, nor refer to the various ways in which this infernal hydra destroys with its poison so large a portion of the world; otherwise it may happen that instead of extinguishing this fire, he unwittingly stirs or kindles it in the simple and tender heart of the child. Speaking generally, during the period of childhood it suffices to employ those remedies which produce the double effect of opening the door to the virtue of purity and closing the door upon vice.

    • Thanks for the quotation by Pope Pius XI.

      I thought of quoting something by him from that source as a pithy introductory remark about his condemnation of classroom sex ed as evil in se and of the co-ed version as per se for my post of the above as well as of an earlier one on a related topic, but I was too lazy to do such and posted the articles without comment.

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