Authentic RSHE

Authentic RSHE
Fertile Heart -Receiving and Giving Creative Love  http://www.fertileheart.org.uk is an all through curriculum designed to be used from Year 4 – Year 11 [primary and secondary schools] where over a period of development children will be guided through 10 modules per year encompassing the whole message of Pope St John Paul II’s incredible vision for shared divine life (grace)
I feel incredibly privileged to be part of this much needed initiative in Catholic education and catechesis and I believe it will become a significant part of the full panoply of the range of apostolates across Britain and Ireland that are serious about the new evangelisation. As the weeks and months unfold I will share more information and details about the project as it grows and as myself and the producers behind the programme entrust this great and urgent work to the Star of the New Evangelisation – Mary our Blessed Mother.
edmund@fertileheart.org.uk

P. R. E. C. I. O. U. S.

As we strive over these days to deepen our love and fervour for the Real Presence of Christ, Body Blood Soul and Divinity, in the consecration at Holy Mass and in the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle, I’d like to share a beautiful insight I came across a while ago. Blessed Vladimir Ghika, a Romanian priest was killed in hatred of the faith in Bucharest in 1954.

Blessed Vladimir has bequeathed to us a particularly beautiful text in French with the meaningful title: La liturgie du Prochain (The Liturgy of our Neighbour), to explain that benefiting the poor means “celebrating the encounter of Jesus with Jesus.” 

He wrote: “A twofold and mysterious liturgy: the poor person sees Christ come to him under the species of the one who helps him and the benefactor sees the suffering Christ appearing in the poor over whom he stoops. However, for this very reason it is a single liturgy. In fact, if the gesture is properly made, on both sides there is only Christ: Christ the Saviour moves towards the Suffering Christ, and they are integrated in the Risen and glorious Christ in the act of blessing”. Basically, he added, “it is a matter of extending Mass throughout the day and throughout the world, like a concentric wave that ripples outwards from Eucharistic Communion in the morning.”

Nothing is more precious to us as Catholics than the Real Presence of the Lord in the Holy Eucharist. And equally precious to us are our loved ones both alive and dead. But even more precious to us, if we are parents, are our children, especially our young infant ones. In their natural innocence – Pope Pius XI refers to them in the encyclical Mit Brennender Sorge as ‘the sacred altars of God’ because of the innocence of their souls – they are icons of the Eucharistic love of Christ in our life. We don’t idolise or worship them but we do adore them just as we seek to adore the Lord on our altars. And like the Lord Jesus who gazes on us with love from the altar, so too do our children gaze at us at times with that divine love. As the saintly old man in the parish church of St John Vianney of Ars, who used to spend hours on end before the Blessed Sacrament, said in the patois when the holy cure asked him what he did all day; “Le bon Dieu m’aveuse, et J’aveuse le Bon Dieu”  – The Good Lord looks at me and I look at the Good Lord. The more we increase our devotion to the Blessed Sacrament the easier it becomes to cherish our loved ones especially our precious little ones.

For a bit of fun, but actually with a serious purpose underneath, a friend of mine whom I have been collaborating with on finding ways to re-assert the rights of parents as the primary educators of their children, especially in the wake of wave after wave of menacing sex education being forced upon them, but often willingly embraced by schools even Christian ones, sent me this:
Precious could also be dubbed P R E C I O U S: Parents are Reliable Educators of Children In Our Unhinged Society …
 “we need now more than ever to have the courage to look the truth in the eye and to call things by their proper name.”
(Paragraph 58 of Evangelium Vitae)
A blessed and joyful festive weekend to you all!

Anthropological Heresy

A blessed 2019 to all readers of this blog.

It’s been a while since I had a guest blog here so I am grateful to Emily Zinos  @emily_zinos  who lives in the USA for giving her permission to repeat in full a thread of Tweets she issued last week on the increasingly important issue of “Transgenderism” – Emily and others have been working on a set of guidelines for parents and schools in the US which may be useful for us here. In the meantime I think she makes some extremely important points here.
But before you read on I preface her thoughts with the words of the Pope to the Polish Bishops in 2016:

“there are genuine forms of ideological colonization taking place. And one of these – I will call it clearly by its name – is [the ideology of] “gender”. Today children – children! – are taught in school that everyone can choose his or her sex. Why are they teaching this? Because the books are provided by the persons and institutions that give you money. These forms of ideological colonization are also supported by influential countries. And this is terrible!”

Emily Zinos writes…
“While adult transactivists campaign hard for laws that unlock women’s restrooms to any man, no matter whether he’s had surgery, or what sex is listed on his ID, they’re also pushing hard for state-funded hormones & surgery for adults AND kids. Why??
There are a few reasons why transactivism is working on what seem to be cross purposes. Let’s start with kids: why advocate for irreversible medical treatments when the evidence is clear that most kids settle comfortably into their sexual identity after puberty?
Kids that are medically transitioned are an important pedagogical tool of gender identity ideology. When kids are puberty blocked and then dosed with cross sex hormones, they project a convincing imitation of the opposite sex to all us, *but especially to other kids.*
Kids (and some adults!) often take very rudimentary evidence to be proof, so when they come into contact with a medically transitioned peer, *they’re being taught that it is possible to change sex.* It’s a manipulation of ignorance for the purpose of recruiting a new believer.
When a trans-identified kindergartner was introduced to his class at my kids’ school, his classmates began asking their parents if they might one day become the opposite sex, too. Social transition is convincing enough, so imagine how powerful medical transition can be.
Another powerful outcome of the medical transition of a child is the buy-in that this irreversible step requires from the child and his family. When you risk irreversibility, throw away old photos, change documents, reconfigure social relationships, it’s really hard to go back.
Moving beyond kids, medical transition is the physical counterpart to an ideology that says, metaphysically, we create ourselves. Because there is no inherent meaning or purpose to the sexed body, the desire to surgically manipulate the flesh to mimic feelings must be legitimate.
Without inherent meaning, the mind becomes superior to the body, making medical transition not just legitimate, but necessary. Under this idea, medicine shifts from a science limited by the goal to protect and heal, to one which has no boundaries outside of the human imagination.
In the the future, few will choose to undergo medical transition to the opposite sex, choosing instead a “non-binary” manifestation, which is the inevitable end of gender identity ideology: the human body as meaningless, manipulable, a sign of our unchecked power over ourselves.
The campaigns for state-funded medical transition and self-identification laws are the same campaign: they seek to transform medicine, law, and language into cooperating with an ideology that says we are the product of our own will.” Emily Zinos

As you know I have blogged on this issue before https://edmundadamus.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/light-in-darkness/  but I think we would all do well to remind ourselves of the words of Pope Francis in April 2014:

 I would like to express my rejection of any kind of educational experimentation on children. We cannot experiment on children and young people. They are not lab specimens! The horrors of the manipulation of education that we experienced in the great genocidal dictatorships of the 20th century have not disappeared; they have retained a current relevance under various guises and proposals and, with the pretense of modernity, push children and young people to walk on the dictatorial path of “only one form of thought”.

Raising Holy Souls

Every night at the ending of bedtime prayers with my 9 year old son, we pray the Eternal Rest for the faithful deprated, especially ouir loved ones and I encourage him always to pray for the most forgotten Holy Souls in Purgatory because in return their prayers for us are very powerful and beautiful because they have the sure and certain hope that they will enjoy the Beatific Vision and earnestly desire us to follow them to that same Glory. In short, what I am trying to instil in my son is a faith-filled confidence in the life to come, a real hope that no matter what evil may befall us in this life, it is only by holding on to the hope of eternal life in Christ that we can overcome all obstacles to that joy we are destined for.
In a short time I will be speaking to him about the beauty and gift of human sexuality. I ask the Holy Souls to help me in this task so that I can spiritually inoculate him for what lies ahead.
“Be not afraid” said the great St John Paul II, and in that vein I highly recommend the excellent book;“Beyond the Birds and the Bees – Raising Sexually Whole and Holy Kids” by Greg and Lisa Popcak. This is a gem of a book full of practical advice for parents but suitable for anyone who wants to be better equipped intellectually and spiritually to pre-empt and fend off the inevitable attacks which will come our way and already do for many families on a daily basis. It deepy disturbs me that from September 2020, despite all the assurances of the UK Government that the parental right to legally withdraw children under 15 from classroom sex education will remain, but that nevertheless head teachers [according to the draft guidance] will be able to override that right in so called “exceptional circumstances.”  For now I leave you with a comment on the cover of the Popcak book: “An answered prayer for parents working to raise faithful Catholic children in a sexually confused culture.”
I was privileged to meet  Mr and Mrs Popcak and their family at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in 2015. What a powerhouse of evangelical Catholicism they are. But whilst they espouse Catholic vision and truth they recognise that many fall short of it and are wounded so their innovative online counselling service (www.catholiccounsellors.com) tries to provide professional, practical, pastoral assistance to individuals and families facing all manner of problems.

Truth set in stone

‘On the 28th June 1978, a little more than a month before he died Paul VI said, “You will thank God and me for Humanae Vitae.”’ Cardinal Carlo Caffara March 24 2014.

I have refrained from commenting directly on the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae; not because i don’t think it’s important [I do very much so] but because I’m not sure I’ve much to add to what I have said on the 40th anniversary here http://www.christendom-awake.org/pages/edmund-adamus/love&responsibility-part1.htm and here http://www.christendom-awake.org/pages/edmund-adamus/love&responsibility-part2.htm

Besides it is difficult to improve upon the analysis of the importance of this milestone anniversary than that given by Mgr Livio Melina thanks to the excellent work of Edward Pentin http://www.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/msgr.-melina-applying-a-paradigm-shift-to-humanae-vitae-would-distort-its-m

What I would say however as we draw near to the Feast of St John Vianney the patron of parish priests on 4th August is that if he had been alive in 1964 and since, there’s no mistaking how he would have faithfully preached/taught consistently on the evil of contraception for as Blessed Paul VI says “it is an outstanding manifestation of charity toward souls to omit nothing from the saving doctrine of Christ” but he would be a tireless confessor vigilant for the care of souls, “bitterly severe toward sin, but patient and abounding in mercy toward sinners” (HV 29)

So it seems to me that there has been an almost irrevocable crisis in marriage and the family [and therefore society] because there has been an almost irrevocable crisis in the sacred priesthood. Just as contraception splits the procreative from the unitive in spousal love, so too does the spiritual fecundity in the priest diminish if he fails to guide and teach the faithful in to the truth of this “irreformable” teaching.

How ironic it is that so often people obsess about marriage for priests whilst at the same time singularly failing to acknowledge and own the sin of omission as Church for decades of neglect in formation of the faithful in marriage itself, especially authentic human sexuality embodied in the commitment for life open to life.

As a church we are very good a building hard, physical institutional infrastructure. We as faithful communities have for generations built parish churches, schools, hospitals, care homes, bought and sold plant, refurbished at great cost former convents and religious houses into youth centres and formation/retreat centres; the list goes on. Furthermore we build them to high standards and rightly so and we commit ourselves and the next generation to repay their cost.

We do this because we know they are important to our mission and from these good things arises our charitable activities, the care of the poor and sick, our overseas aid, care of refugees and migrants, which can all flourish.

We are very good at physical institutional infrastructure, but for perhaps the first time in our history we have not viewed marriage, a core of our non‐physical institutional infrastructure, in the same way. If we did, truly forming entire generations of children growing in to adolescents and young adults with a generous capacity to put out in to the deep and embrace both the physical and supernatural fecundity that matrimonial graces bring –then the vocations to priesthood and religious life would come, they would come with the healthy size of faithful families and the celibate priest would swim in that ocean of married love, eager to serve it, guard it, give it diligent pastoral and spiritual care. So the irony now is that we obsess about marriage for priesthood brought on by a crisis of countless buildings and infrastructure not being manned when the one “soft” but keystone of ALL the physical infrastructure has been left uncared for to reach staggering levels of spiritual poverty which if it were a building would be like a diocesan cathedral crumbling from disrepair. In short we would never allow such a thing to happen because we can see it, touch it, feel it, enter it, hungry to fill it with the Presence and worship of the Lord. Yet we allow what we cannot always see or think we cannot feel [matrimonial grace] to be left to fend for itself, go unacknowledged and unaffirmed in ways that leaves the individual spouses within their unique sacramental identity to feel truly alone and unappreciated as part of-indeed central to-the evangelising mission of the Universal Church.

It’s the ultimate irony. In an era of ‘desacralising’ ecclesiology, we end up viewing a key solution to a contemporary crisis from a distinctly clericalist mindset; i.e, in neglecting the most important, most popularly chosen sacrament among the laity [marriage] in an epoch of dumbing down the sacrificial priesthood; the inverted snobbery towards the laity decides that marriage is absolutely,suddenly critical for clerics more than it is for the salvation of the laity called to live it, freely, faithfully and fruitfully with a lifelong open to life mentality.

It is often said that the revival of the Church depends on a renewal of the priesthood.  I agree, but this needs to be in the context of the renewal of the family, from whence [hopefully] vocations to the priesthood stem. After all, fewer babies means fewer children to hear God’s call. This is why Archbishop Chaput of Philadelphia encapsulates what lies at the heart of the renewal of the Church so succinctly: “There will be…no renewal of the Catholic Church without renewal of the Catholic family, and no renewal of the Catholic family without a bold proclamation of the sacred truths regarding the transmission of human life.”

 

From Paternity to Eternity

Author Devin Schadt writes: “Human fatherhood, having its share of failings and sins, appears to offer ample excuse for humanity to disbelieve the proposal of its iconic value. Despite this problem, however, the frequent ability of imperfect, fallen men to love and desire good for their children powerfully signifies the perfection of an all loving and completely merciful Father.”

Father’s Day on Sunday is a time to be thankful for and remember our fathers or the men who have been like fathers in our lives, but especially to be grateful for our Heavenly Father! Many have a great relationship with their father, but sadly, others have fathers who are absent emotionally, spiritually or physically. This can create a “father wound” that can then negatively reflect onto God the Father. A father’s love, example and teaching should lead us to the ultimate Father, God the Father. Sometimes our father is a wonderful example and other times he is not. Nevertheless, we need to remember that we all have human fathers, so we all need the ultimate Father regardless of how good or bad our human father is or was.

We see and feel the effect of broken fatherhood in our society daily: the family is breaking down. Most men are called to be husbands and fathers and to lead their families. In leading their families in a spirit of undying sacrifice and service, their children can see an example of true masculinity. They can see a man who protects, defends and leads with love and courage. He is someone who is not afraid to die to self to serve those around him.

So what if your father has fallen victim to the illusions society promotes and has rejected his responsibility to love his wife and family as Christ loved the Church? Pray for him, pray for him again, then pray for him some more. Also pray for yourself and all the people that he may have hurt. Then work on forgiving him, even if he has died, which can be a great challenge! But that’s part of living the Christian life, isn’t it? Accepting and embracing the challenge of truly forgiving him will set you free. There’s such a beauty in forgiveness, which enables us to love them and want their good. We are all sinners in need of God’s mercy; fathers aren’t exempt from this need.

So if you or someone you know has a ‘father wound,’ I pray that you will pray extra hard for them. If this seems like a daunting task, ask God the Father to help you forgive your father. We must be like the father in the parable of the Prodigal Son – equally prodigal in our forgiving.  During the Year of Faith I ran a pilot spiritual exercise programme for adult children of divorced parents called Recovering Originswhich enabled the participants to arrive at a point of forgiving their parents for the break-up of the family and move on from their inner pain, precisely because they were individually helped to reconnect with their heavenly and always faithful Father Almighty.  So ask God the Father to reveal Himself to you as Father, to show you what true and perfect fatherhood looks like. Also ask Him to heal you from your father wounds. Remember, God the Father is perfect, your earthly father is not! So let the love of the Almighty God who created the universe and created you, out-pour His love onto you. He wants to embrace you and heal you from all your wounds! Sometimes you just have to ask and allow Him to do so!

A Sad Day

1,429,981…. is the number of people of voting age in Ireland who on Friday 25th May 2018 consciously decided to overturn the legal constitutional ban on abortion.
It is almost impossible to know how many of these 1,429,981 are baptised Christians; and even more impossible is it to know, just how many might be baptised Catholics. Even harder is to know how many of those baptised Catholics might attend Sunday Mass regularly or occasionally. But whoever they are who do/might care enough about their relationship with Christ to receive the Holy Eucharist, I hope and pray they refrain from doing so so as not to compound the evil they have done.
On this Solemnity of the Blessed Trinity, it is useful to remind ourselves that the preamble to the Irish Constitution states:

In the Name of the Most Holy Trinity, from Whom is all authority and to Whom, as our final end, all actions both of men and States must be referred,
We, the people of Éire,
Humbly acknowledging all our obligations to our Divine Lord, Jesus Christ, Who sustained our fathers through centuries of trial,
Gratefully remembering their heroic and unremitting struggle to regain the rightful independence of our Nation,
And seeking to promote the common good, with due observance of Prudence, Justice and Charity, so that the dignity and freedom of the individual may be assured, ….

“the freedom of the individual may be assured..” such noble words…unless of course from now on you happen to be a pre-born individual in Ireland; then your freedom and dignity, depending on what others determine it to be is questionable.

In August this year Pope Francis will visit Ireland to celebrate the World Meeting of Families. It will be an interesting piece of Church history. St Pope John Paul II, who visited Ireland in 1979 began in September that same year his now famous 129 General Audiences of Human Love in the Divine Plan [aka theology of the body] It’s interesting how for decades the pro-choice/pro-abort movement has championed its message on the right of a woman to do with her ‘body’ what she feels is right, regardless of the other innocent little human body she may be carrying in her womb which Irish law will now allow doctors under the Hippocratic Oath to slaughter.
A shorthand for St. John Paul’s theology of the body is a “communion of persons.” The Holy Trinity is also a communion of Persons [Father, Son and Holy Spirit] the same Godhead which the Irish Constitution pays homage to in its preamble. The majority of Irish voters have now formally apostasised from that sacred ‘union’ with the Communion of Persons. And they have done it in the cause of creating a physical ‘disunion’ of persons – namely between mother and child in the name of “freedom and dignity”……

A Sad Day!

1,429,981…. is the number of people of voting age in Ireland who on Friday 25th May 2018 consciously decided to overturn the legal constitutional ban on abortion.
It is almost impossible to know how many of these 1,429,981 are baptised Christians; and even more impossible is it to know, just how many might be baptised Catholics. Even harder is to know how many of those baptised Catholics might attend Sunday Mass regularly or occasionally. But whoever they are who do/might care enough about their relationship with Christ to receive the Holy Eucharist, I hope and pray they refrain from doing so so as not to compound the evil they have done.
On this Solemnity of the Blessed Trinity, it is useful to remind ourselves that the preamble to the Irish Constitution states: 

In the Name of the Most Holy Trinity, from Whom is all authority and to Whom, as our final end, all actions both of men and States must be referred,
We, the people of Éire,
Humbly acknowledging all our obligations to our Divine Lord, Jesus Christ, Who sustained our fathers through centuries of trial,
Gratefully remembering their heroic and unremitting struggle to regain the rightful independence of our Nation,
And seeking to promote the common good, with due observance of Prudence, Justice and Charity, so that the dignity and freedom of the individual may be assured, ….

“the freedom of the individual may be assured..” such noble words…unless of course from now on you happen to be a pre-born individual in Ireland; then your freedom and dignity, depending on what others determine it to be is questionable.

In August this year Pope Francis will visit Ireland to celebrate the World Meeting of Families. It will be an interesting piece of Church history. St Pope John Paul II, who visited Ireland in 1979 began in September that same year his now famous 129 General Audiences of Human Love in the Divine Plan [aka theology of the body] It’s interesting how for decades the pro-choice/pro-abort movement has championed its message on the right of a woman to do with her ‘body’ what she feels is right, regardless of the other innocent little human body she may be carrying in her womb which Irish law will now allow doctors under the Hippocratic Oath to slaughter.
A shorthand for St. John Paul’s theology of the body is a “communion of persons.” The Holy Trinity is also a communion of Persons [Father, Son and Holy Spirit] the same Godhead which the Irish Constitution pays homage to in its preamble. The majority of Irish voters have now formally apostasised from that sacred ‘union’ with the Communion of Persons. And they have done it in the cause of creating a physical ‘disunion’ of persons – namely between mother and child in the name of “freedom and dignity”……

Moral Power

Over the last few weeks there have been heart wrenching accounts relating to the tragic events surrounding the case of Alfie Evans the little boy whose plight confronted and in many respects confounded the various “orthodoxies” of the Establishment; mainly the fundamental right to life and the inalienable rights of parents. I am not going to comment on the case as others like Joe Shaw http://www.lmschairman.org/2018/05/alfie-and-parental-rights.html  and Fr Dwight Longenecker have done that for us    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/standingonmyhead/2018/04/what-alfie-evans-unlocked.html

For my part as a father myself, I simply want to pay tribute to the courage and tenacity of Tom Evans [Alfie’s father] and to Alfie himself by the following quotes which I think sum up beautifully the testimony of both their lives to the moral power that God has invested in both of them.

“There is only one adventurer in the world, as can be seen very clearly in the modern world, the father of a family. Even the most desperate adventurers are nothing compared with him…. Everything is against him. Savagely organized against him. Everything turns and combines against him. Men, events, the events of society, the automatic play of economic laws. And, in short, everything else. Everything is against the father of a family, the pater familias; and consequently against the family. He alone is literally ‘engaged’ in the world, in the age. He alone is an adventurer.” – Charles Peguy in Clio 1.

Early in the 8th century, the Bishop of Avranches, St. Aubert, wanted to build a shrine to the Archangel St. Michael on the site of a pagan monument, but the last stone of the old temple was too heavy to overturn. The men of the area were ordered to bring their sons, but they were not help enough. The Bishop asked if all had been brought and the father of sixteen admitted that he had left one at home but he was an infant. “Bring him!” bellowed the Bishop, and when the saint placed the child’s tiny foot against the stone, the whole pagan edifice fell. By God’s grace the great stones of pagan pride in our society can be overturned. Great men and women with learned voices and worthy example will lead the way; but the final stone will be overturned by a mother’s baby. Each baby is the conscience of a culture. And when the last stone falls and a Christian age begins to flower… A newer song will be raised to the Mother of God and our Mother: “Hail Mary full of grace!”
Seven Wonders of the World. Fr GW Rutler

“FIAT” Let it be unto me!

So Holy Week this year begins with Palm Sunday coinciding with the great Solemnity of the Annunciation -the Feast of the Incarnation. Despite the fact that liturgically we won’t celebrate the Marian feast, we know all too well that the Mother of God, the humble Virgin rejoices in heaven to know her children give all their attention to her son on this day. And yet when we contemplate the ‘fiat’ of Mary to conceive in her womb the only Son of God at the word of the Archangel, it reminds us all too well of the ‘fiat’ the ‘nevertheless, not my will but your’s be done’ which Christ uttered in prayer to His Father in Gethsemane as He took upon Himself the sins of the world. Both Jesus and Mary are always complete servants to life, guardians and stewards of ALL life, especially human. They embody the fullness of supernatural fecundity in the face of wave upon wave of the sterility of sin and selfishness.

This year, as we enter Holy Week once more I am mindful of the journey the Church makes to the 50th anniversary of the encyclical “On Human Life” (Humanae Vitae) promulgated by Blessed Pope Paul VI in July of 1968. Those of us in the Church and beyond who care about the prophetic message of this most crucial of magisterial documents will need to collaborate more and more in prayer, action and solidarity to uphold its truths and beauty to a world craving, thirsting for a new liberating message of truth in love. In that spirit of collaborative discipleship I am honoured to have a guest blogger this week – Vicki Thorn, Founder of Project Rachel post abortion ministry in the US and Corresponding Member of the Pontifical Academy for Life.

Humanae Vitae 50 Years Later – let the science speak.

As we approach the anniversary there is much discussion about whether it should be  modified and modernized. It’s time to realize that it is a prophetic document in light of contemporary science!

  • The first significant issue is that women who are using hormonal contraception when they are looking for a spouse, will choose the wrong partner based on scent cues (pheromones—scent molecules of affiliation). They are initially attracted to a male whose immune system is too much like theirs. Because they are not ovulating, their body thinks it’s pregnant and is attracted to a man whose immune system is too much like their own. This can create infertility issues and when she goes off the contraceptives to try and conceive, by scent, because her partner will be adverse to her. This can destroy intimacy and the marriage.
  • Extended use can lead to brain changes, causing women to have significant shifts in brain activity and in adolescents, this can affect the development of the pre-frontal cortex.
  • In an abstract entitled  “Do the emotional side-effects of hormonal contraceptives come from pharmacologic or psychological mechanisms?” a number of emotional side effects are listed . “Hormonal contraceptive users, in contrast with non users, were found to have higher rates of depression, anxiety, fatigue, neurotic symptoms, sexual disturbances, compulsion, anger, and negative menstrual effects.” The abstract concludes “Furthermore, it is reasonable to hypothesize, given the present data, that contraceptive activity itself is inherently damaging to women.” This is a stunning conclusion! Might it be that when we deviate from God’s plan that there is intuitive outcome.
  • There is much concern about the environment in many quarters. The possible effects of the residue of hormonal contraceptives that pass into water systems around the world is serious but often dismissed by the secular media. Fish, birds and people are impacted by this. Waste management people say they don’t know how to remove the residue from water.
  • Other health issues arise. Ovarian shrinkage and old ovum have been recorded. Many other health risks have been discovered but are often dismissed by saying “The risk isn’t that high”. Unfortunately, if like  a friend of my daughter,who was on the pill for medical reasons when she developed blood clots throughout her body that lead to her death, it is 100%.