Thursday, September 16, 2010

After Humanæ Vitæ

Last week, a post noting that while "[t]he Church forbids contraceptive methods," she "has always been more indulgent in the confessional, not only today but also in the past" — Before Humanæ Vitæ — generated a lot of comments, most of them negative.

Today, the same Sandro Magister reports, "The latest instructions from the Vatican on how to deal with spouses who commit contraceptive acts in good faith soften the previous severity" — A Case of Conscience. Confessors and Contraception. "The teaching remains intact," he notes, "but in the confessional the conscience of the faithful must be respected."

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is wonderful news!

Now I can go find me a new confessor, who is half the old one's age (and who actually hears a word I say)...

9:40 PM  
Blogger love the girls said...

The same can be said of invincibly ignorant cannibals who first sacrifice their adolescent victims to the local deity.

The local magistrate may have a duty to execute the local invincibly ignorant child murderer, while the Church recognizes capacity to sin and culpability. But unfortunately, conscience is typically used as an excuse by those who are no invincibly ignorant to lead themselves and others astray.

9:52 AM  

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