Wednesday, March 04, 2009

The Return of Morality

I came across a post on a blog today.

It includes the quote:

Teenage girls shouldn’t be having underage sex. Why? Because it’s wrong.

So who do you think wrote it? A priest, an Evangelical Minister, a rabbi, a schoolteacher, or a renowned member of the Catholic blogosphere?

No. Believe it or not, it is the work of Tom Harris, Member of Parliament (Glasgow), who is a member of the British Labour Party - ironically the political party which can claim a lot of the blame for the society and problems which he writes about.

The piece of well worth reading and is here.

1 comment:

EddieL said...

I was in London when "Humanae Vitae" came out and most people saw the sense of it. So where did everything go wrong?
The subject of contraception has, like the pantomime script, become a case of "Yes, I can" and "No, you can't". In other words stalemate!
Most people, even Catholics, believe that Church teaching on contraception has no basis in Scripture and is rather based on the natural law but here it is:

The things that are God’s: God said “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” “…God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them” (Genesis Ch 1). “Know that the LORD is God! It is he that made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.” (Psalm 100) “Now therefore, if you will obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my own possession among all peoples; for all the earth is mine and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.” (Exodus Ch 19) Scripture therefore makes clear that from the beginning God retained ownership rights in respect of human beings for Himself alone. It follows that it is contrary to God’s law to appropriate to ourselves ownership rights in respect of human beings or the process through which human beings are made or to deny that God made us male and female.

Unfortunately the Church does not take this declaration to its logical conclusion when it condemns some modern “medical procedures”