Encyclical thumps gender ideology, feminism and contraception

People are reacting in different ways to Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si, but there are several goodies that you won’t hear about from the media or your local left-leaning Catholic outfit. Take paragraph 155:

(155) Human ecology also implies another profound reality: the relationship between human life and the moral law, which is inscribed in our nature and is necessary for the creation of a more dignified environment. Pope Benedict XVI spoke of an “ecology of man,” based on the fact that “man too has a nature that he must respect and that he cannot manipulate at will.” It is enough to recognize that our body itself establishes us in a direct relationship with the environment and with other living beings. The acceptance of our bodies as God’s gift is vital for welcoming and accepting the entire world as a gift from the Father and our common home, whereas thinking that we enjoy absolute power over our own bodies turns, often subtly, into thinking that we enjoy absolute power over creation. Learning to accept our body, to care for it and to respect its fullest meaning, is an essential element of any genuine human ecology. Also, valuing one’s own body in its femininity or masculinity is necessary if I am going to be able to recognize myself in an encounter with someone who is different. In this way we can joyfully accept the specific gifts of another man or woman, the work of God the Creator, and find mutual enrichment. It is not a healthy attitude which would seek “to cancel out sexual difference because it no longer knows how to confront it.”

That rules out gender ideology and homosexual behaviour, which are a denial of the gift of sexual identity.

It also slams ideologies like radical feminism which can barely admit any difference between the sexes.

Finally, his statements about absolute control over our body and respect for its full meaning are a direct nod to contraception. The reason we’re made as male and female, the meaning of our body, is precisely to imitate and participate in the life-giving, self-donating love of the Holy Trinity and of His love for humanity. As Christopher West would say, those using contraception are choosing the fleeting pleasure of a sterilized orgasm over the possibility of participating in the divine life and love of Almighty God. Bad choice. Why go scrounging for scraps in the dumpster of half-baked sex when you can join a banquet of divinely-empowered sex?

h/t The Stream

4 thoughts on “Encyclical thumps gender ideology, feminism and contraception

  1. Holy Hypocrisy and Hot Air!
    Perhaps the head of the Catholic Church, who condemned, “the increasing use and power of air-conditioning,” last week in a market-bashing encyclical, is unaware of the pioneering private company that has donated its time, energy, and innovative heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning equipment to the Vatican’s most famous edifice for more than a decade.
    This goodie is GOPUSA.

  2. Today’s GOPUSA headlines,” United States Supreme Court legalizes Homosexual Marriage”, in all States. Lifesite News too with truthful commentary.What is legal is moral, to a Secular Pagan society indoctrinated into the tenets-values of so-called “neutral” Secularism from Kindergarten to University,by adult school teachers and homosexual etc.,activists,as legalized so-called human rights.Secular Paganism has devolved Western society to the values of Pagan Greece and Pagan Rome.First the Secular Elite ruled Christianity “Unconstitutional” in Government,Law and Education in 1962,and so-called”neutral” Secularism Constitutional,with it’s living tree evolving society interpretation of law etc.The former so-called Christian Democratic majority bought into this lie hook,line and sinker.Don’t they know Secular Christian is an oxymoron.Lord Christ told us about this persecution in Revelation. How almost everyone will follow The Anti-Christ,his world political leader,and his global religious leader.The Democratic majority in Secular Pagan lands with their Clergy majority today willingly accepts the worldview of Barabbas, over Christ’s worldview-religion.The so-called “neutral”Democratic Secular Politically Correct ideology has converted even the majority of so-called Christians.In a democracy the majority get what they elect,therefore proving political apathy is diabolical,and political vigilance righteous.

  3. The following is a direct quotation from Laudato Si

    “14. I urgently appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all. The worldwide ecological movement has already made considerable progress and led to the establishment of numerous organizations committed to raising awareness of these challenges. Regrettably, many efforts to seek concrete solutions to the environmental crisis have proved ineffective, not only because of powerful opposition but also because of a more general lack of interest. Obstructionist attitudes, even on the part of believers, can range from denial of the problem to indifference, nonchalant resignation or blind confidence in technical solutions.”


    Webster’s Dictionary defines an obstructionist as someone who

    deliberately interfers with the progress or business especially of a legislative body

    • The moral collapse of so-called Christians in Western DEMOCRATIC society leads to the ruin of everything else.My contemporaries started every school morning with The Lord’s Prayer led by school teachers,and sex education was dating, courtship,and waiting for sex in faithful marriage to one of the opposite sex.This all changed starting in 1962 when the ones who now have legalized homosexual marriage etc.,ruled Christianity UNCONSTITUTIONAL in GOVERNMENT,LAW and EDUCATION,and SO-CALLED “NEUTRAL” SECULARISM,WITH IT’S LIVING TREE EVOLVING SOCIETY INTERPRETATION OF LAW CONSTITUTIONAL.Now even the majority of my so-called Christian contemporaries have converted to-so-called “neutral”Secularism.In a DEMOCRACY evil prospers when so-called good Christians are politically apathetic and indifferent,even though when they have POLITICALLY united in the past they have moved MOUNTAINS OF EVIL.

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