24 March 2018

Contraception and Chastity, by Elizabeth Anscombe

An excellent essay by a well-known Catholic philosopher. She points out that once one accepts artificial contraception, one hasn't a moral leg to stand on in opposing abortion, euthanasia, and homosexual 'marriage'. She doesn't actually mention the last by name, of course. She only discusses homosexual 'activity'. This essay was written in 1972, when no sane man or woman could even entertain the thought that within 30 years there would be a movement to 'legalise' this perversion of God's Law and of the natural law.

Roman Catholic thinker Elizabeth Anscombe reflects on the theological implications of contraception and chastity. Writing as a Roman Catholic, Anscombe offers a penetrating moral analysis of marriage and sexuality that will benefit any reader who rejects the secularist reduction of marriage as merely a union that sanctions sexual activity between partners. (Text is 16 pages. You might want to print it.)

Because it is so lengthy, I have placed the essay on a separate page, here

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