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Saturday 31 July 2010

The Total Yes of Love and Life

One of the greatest pro-life apologists of our times is Fr. Frank Pavone. I would recommend his clear, insightful but ‘un-put-down-able’ writings to anyone, but particularly to teenagers and university students. In Fr. Pavone’s book "Ending Abortion, Not Just Fighting It" he elucidates the great divorce that contraception creates between the couple and God:

‘The ultimate evil of contraception is that it denies that God is God. The attitude behind it is, “I am the one who ultimately decides whether a human being will come into the world.” As a result of that attitude one thinks he or she can then change the meaning of sexual intimacy by holding back its life-giving power. Obviously, the same activity by which people express the deepest physical intimacy also can give rise to a new life. Did you ever wonder why God put these two aspects together in the same action? Could He not have invented one action to bring about new life? Is is an accident that both belong to the same act, or did God run out of ideas? Neither, of course. God acted with a deliberate and wise plan in creating human sexuality. His plan says that when one human being give him/herself totally to another, that total “yes” includes a “yes” to new life.'

Mary O'Regan

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