This new report from Families Valued and the Center for Public Justice explores the topic of time as it relates to family life and family stress.
The ECLJ, with the help of Adeline le Gouvello de La Porte, esq. wrote and lodged the formal application of Bruno Pichon, pharmacist, at the European Court of Human Rights concerning the violation of his freedom of conscience. He had been condemned in 2016 for refusing to sell an IUD because of the contragestive effects of that product.
4 July 2018 Slovak Bishops published joined statement on the Coman case
which was discussed also during the 90 plenary session of Slovak
Statement by the Bishops’ Conference of Slovakia to the Coman case
P: 3, 04. 07. 2018 12:09, DOM
Nitra, July 4 (TK KBS) During the 90th plenary session of KBS, which took place on 3 and 4 July 2018 in Nitra, Bishops issued a joint opinion on the Coman case. We bring it in full.
“The marriage of one man and one woman will always be the most appropriate environment for child upbringing. Presenting other forms of cohabitation as equal alternatives is misguided and counterfeit, not justifying, disorder.
The EU Court of Justice in Luxembourg, in its Coman judgment, contributed to legal and social confusion when it found that the capacity of a “husband” was gender neutral. According to the court, it also applies to people of the same sex, and EU Member States are obliged to make a stay in their territory on the basis of the so- homosexual marriage.
So far, the laws have guaranteed the benefits of an economic nature only to the natural marriage of a woman’s husband as a basic cell of society. The state has made it clear that marriage has a special status because it is generating new generations and investing in the family is the best investment in the future of the country.
Legal recognition and economic support for types of volunteers that do not even have the potential for the natural progeny of the offspring sends a disorienting message to young people in particular. Recognition of homosexual bundles as an equal marriage of a female man causes them to be able to receive benefits even without deposits and without any obligation. This creates scope for further expressions of self-interest and injustice: childcare in assisted reproduction and substitute motherhood.
Governments and representatives of countries in European and international structures involved in law-making and interpretation should consider the implications of their decisions. The Member States have not been required by European Union law to recognize same-sex relationships as marriages (whether for the purpose of a stay or other reason).
In Nitra, 4th July 2018
Official translation available from Press Office of the Slovak Bishops Conference (more…)
Of course, the principle of “malum in se” has implications beyond abortion and adultery. It has implications for contraception, in vitro fertilization, the cloning of human beings, the protection of conscience rights, and more. In all these areas, the objectivity of moral principles will give way to the relativism of subjective preferences if we disregard the Church’s wise teaching of “malum in se.” So the next time you are tempted to justify an action that is intrinsically immoral, remember that God is always good and is, in fact, the highest good, and would never ask you to do evil, no matter how much good comes from it.
Though Humanae Vitae has faced frequent dissent in the 50 years since it was published, that dissent does not detract from its truth, [John Finnis] said at a recent conference on the encyclical.