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Celebrate Life Magazine - Winter 2018

The winter 2018 issue of Celebrate Life Magazine contains "The end of neutrality" by Terrell Clemmons, "Pro-life essay winners," "Humane Vitae's golden anniversary" by Janet E. Smith, PhD, "Priceless value the world does not see" by Lori Hatcher, and "Seven suggestions for recognizing the personhood of the preborn" by Evelyn French

Judie, why does American

Judie, why does American Life League insist on saying that contraception is the gateway to abortion? © In American Life League’s pamphlet entitled “Contraception and Abortion: The Deadly Connection (CA-TDC),” I wrote that “[a]fter 40 years of killing through surgical abortion and now with the new breed of abortifacients such as RU-486, which are exclusively killers, there can be no doubt that there is a link between contraception and abortion.” Archbishop Charles Chaput taught the truth about contraception in 1998, saying: “A significant new technology does not ‘add’ something to a society; it changes everything—just as a drop of red dye does not remain discrete in a glass of water, but colors and changes every single molecule of the liquid. Contraceptive technology, precisely because of its impact on sexual intimacy, has subverted our understanding of the purpose of sexuality, fertility and marriage itself. It has detached them from the natural, organic identity of the human person and disrupted the ecology of human relationships. It has scrambled our vocabulary of love, just as pride scrambled the vocabulary of Babel.” 1 Contraception has messaged people of every age that pregnancy is a problem, motherhood is a curse, and the only children worthy of the possibility of being born are those whom the mother “wants” to be born. That is the fruit of contraception. That is why we vehemently oppose it and work to undo the evil it has sown into the fabric of our culture. This is why I end CA-TDC as follows: “Pro-lifers must see the connection between contraception and abortion. And we must talk about it, point it out and teach others the truth. Why? Because as long as those who favor unbridled sexuality are in control and as long as we are doing a semantic dance to avoid facing reality, they win. With such chemical killers as the birth control pill, Plan B and Depo-Provera readily available, we no longer dare sit back and say, ‘We are against abortion, but we take no position on contraception.’” Judie Brown is president and cofounder of American Life League and a three-time appointee to the Pontifical Academy for Life. You can submit questions to Judie at 1 Charles J. Chaput. On Human Life: A pastoral letter to the people of God of northern Colorado on the truth and meaning of married love, (July 22, 1998). ABCC-OHL 4 Celebrate Life Magazine | WINTER 2018

The True Meaning of Human & Divine Love ◆ THE CHRISTIAN MEANING OF HUMAN SEXUALITY Paul Quay, S.J.; Ed. by Joseph Koterski, S.J. An updated, expanded edition of the best-selling work on the Christian meaning of human sexuality by an acclaimed teacher. Sexual morality can only be fully understood if we understand what our sexuality truly means. Drawing upon divine revelation in Scripture, tradition, the Fathers of the Church, and more, Fr. Quay gives insight into the marriage covenant, shows us what sexuality means in Christian terms, and describes the complementarity of male and female that is psychological, spiritual and bodily. The new material in this expanded edition considers the theology of natural family planning (NFP). CMHS2-P . . . Sewn Softcover, $17.95 “A superb book that is intelligent, realistic and grounded in a profound faith in the truths about human persons and human sexuality set forth in divine revelation.” — William E. May, Ph.D., Professor of Moral Theology, Catholic University of America ◆ MADE FOR LOVE Same-Sex Attraction and the Catholic Church FFr. Michael Schmitz ather Schmitz presents the Catholic teaching on same-sex attraction and same-sex “sexual” relations. He discusses various worldviews of the human person, the philosophy of nature and purpose, objective and subjective truth, and fallen human nature from Original Sin. He then presents in great detail the nature and ends of human sexuality and the nature of true love, while, in a compassionate and non-judgmental way, explaining the flawed nature of same-sex “sexual” relations. MFL-P . . . Sewn Softcover, $16.95 “Fr. Schmitz helps us approach this topic with compassion and clarity, showing how the Church’s teaching on this topic is all about love. If we want to love the people in our lives, we must share this truth with them.” — Edward Sri, Ph.D., Author,Whom Am I to Judge? ◆ HEART OF THE REDEEMER Timothy O’Donnell, S.T.D Forewords by Cardinal Gerhard Muller and Fr. John Hardon, S.J. This revised, updated edition of the classic work on the Sacred Heart of Jesus examines the doctrinal roots of the devotion to the Sacred Heart in Scripture and in the Apostolic and Patristic ages; charts its development through the Middle Ages; explains the enormous contribution of St. Margaret Mary; and unfolds the magisterial teaching on the subject. Devotion to the Sacred Heart is a response to the tremendous love of Christ symbolized by his human heart pierced on Calvary. It lies at the core of Catholic spiritual life and is the key to effective renewal of individuals, the Church and the world. HR2-P . . . Sewn Softcover, $19.95 “This book is the last and best word on its subject. Devotion to Jesus’ Sacred Heart is a wellspring of both charity and profound theology.” — Scott Hahn, Ph.D., Author, Rome Sweet Home P.O. Box 1339, Ft. Collins, CO 80522 (800) 651-1531

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