If sexual intercourse is positively prevented from being ordered toward children through the use of contraception, then the foundation for the moral goodness of sex has been destroyed, namely, its order toward its primary and natural end. This is a universal truth which no man, even a pope, can undo.
Pope Leo XIII wrote that the ‘ultimate purpose’ of Freemasonry was ‘the utter overthrow of that whole religious and political order of the world which the Christian teaching has produced, and the substitution of a new state of things in accordance with their ideas, of which the foundations and laws shall be drawn from mere naturalism.’
May 28, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — One of the many benefits of studying Church history is that, in times of lackluster leadership or mounting persecution, it can provide us with inspiring models and reasons for hope. Prior to Leo XIII (Gioacchino Vincenzo Raffaele Luigi Pecci, 1810–1903; reigned 1878–1903), the Catholic Church in the nineteenth century was under siege and on the defensive. In many ways, she was marginalized and held in contempt; the “enlightened” liberals who ran the show in Europe (as they do today) belittled her “medieval” words and ways and predicted her disappearance as a matter of course. Her […]