Monday, August 17, 2015

Failure to preach Humanae Vitae has destroyed marriages and endangered children.

Outstanding assessment by Dr. Rick Fitzgibbons

It is difficult to understand why the Holy Father failed to cite in his recent statement the outstanding, merciful contribution to assist these families from St. John Paul II.

One of most challenging and painful aspects of my clinical work as a psychiatrist over the past forty years has been that of attempting to help youth, young adults and loyal spouses who have been severely traumatized by divorce. Psychological science has documented the life-long damage from divorce, particularly to young males who demonstrate difficulties in giving themselves successfully in school and in work.

The Holy Father’s additional criticism of the Church and her priests of causing harm for these youth by “additional weight beyond what the children in this situation have to bear” is completely unclear and inconsistent with my 40 years’ clinical experience with such families.

That's right. If it weren't for the 40 years of evidence from priests and bishops stacking the demons on the backs of families and children, Pope Francis ideas might get some traction within the ranks of catechized and practicing Catholics.

Who would look around at the state of the world and say to himself: "Gee, I know how to fix this. Let's march in the nutters to say adultery is virtue and silence what is left of teaching the tools for salvation"?

Oh wait!

The guy is up against the hand that rocks the cradle.

I wish him a lot of luck.

It should not go without notice that the opposition to Pope Francis' circus is coming from Catholics with impeccable reputations for faithfulness to Christ's Church and the Magisterium.


Anonymous said...

Failure to Teach the Bible too.
3 Some Pharisees came to him to test him. They asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?" 4 "Haven't you read," he replied, "that at the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female,' 5 and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh' ? 6 So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate." 7 "Why then," they asked, "did Moses command that a man give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?" 8 Jesus replied, "Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning. 9 I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery." 10 The disciples said to him, "If this is the situation between a husband and wife, it is better not to marry." 11 Jesus replied, "Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given. 12 For some are eunuchs because they were born that way; others were made that way by men; and others have renounced marriage because of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it."

M. Prodigal said...

And even good priests seem to presume that the pewsitters know their faith. After 50 years of poor or no catechesis, they don't. And many are afraid to 'offend' and so do not only not speak about sin but even do not do the positive things like teach the faithful how to pray.

The sheep are mostly ignorant and so they contracept, abort, and divorce like all seculars.

Damask Rose said...

It's part of the Frankfurt School plan to uber-sexualise the nations, which they've practically achieved, with gays and then with paedophilia. Bestiality is just the icing on the cake. But child sex is the next big thing as this is legit in the other Abrahamic religions.

Our Lady of Fatima to Jacinta (1920) "She said that the sins of impurity would be so great there would be almost no virgin souls."

Our Lady of Quito, Ecuador (1610), "They will focus particularly on the children in order to achieve this general corruption. Woe to the children of these times."

Personally, I think the Catholic Church is complicit in this, just think of the largely homosexual child sex abuse cover-up. It's not just Humanae Vitae they don't teach, but sexual morality in general and well, anything really, except pontificate [/sarc] on rubbish.

Our Lady of Good Success and Fatima: