|anselmusjmj commented on POPE PAUL VI, YOU WERE SOOOOO RIGHT, EVEN PROPHETIC !Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae, in 1968, proved to be a great watershed, and we see the 1968 drama unfolding again and again. The drama boils down to two simple realities: Obedience or Disobedience, God explained the consequences of which one we choose in Deuteronomy 11:26:
“See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse…”
Amongst other things, Humanae Vitae taught and commanded us to accept that we are to AVOID and SPURN the use of artificial birth control. The “wisdom of the world” and those who chose to disobey God’s message in Humanae Vitae followed this kind of worldly logic: “If artificial birth control is used, there will be fewer unwanted pregnancies, fewer sexually transmitted diseases, and fewer abortions. The Pope and the Catholic Church are obviously ignorant and out of touch not to see the obvious!”
But the Pope and the Catholic Church follow the commands of God, which are infinitely wiser and more logical than the logic of the world. What happened when artificial birth control became commonplace after 1968? What happened after many bishops, priests, nuns and lay Catholics disobeyed the Pope and this teaching? This is what happened: More unwanted pregnancies, more sexually transmitted diseases, and off the chart abortions.
So once again, the Pope and the Catholic Church were right, but does this inspire the dissidents and disobedient rebels to admit their errors? Does this proof that the Pope was right and the wisdom of the world was wrong inspire dissidents to return to the Barque of Peter with docility and obedience? No. And so this sad drama continues, people choosing disobedience and the curse. Hooray for the Pope and those in union with him, who choose obedience and the blessing,