Bishop Barron on Contraception and Social Change
As our civilization lost its understanding of sacramental marriage, we have dreamt up new ways to be alone.
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It was not the invention of the birth-control pill, or the adoption of no-fault divorce, that hollowed out marriage: It was that we became the sort of people who desired those things. We became — Western civilization became — the kids who flunked the test in the famous Stanford marshmallow experiment, unable to resist immediate gratification and, having stripped ourselves of the cultural basis for understanding the distinction, unable to tell the difference between pleasure and happiness.
Humanae Vitae: Blessed Pope Paul VI’s Prophetic Pro-Life Work
Paul VI, Prophet, by Bishop Robert Barron, November 28, 2017
Sexual Revolution: 50 Years Since Humanae Vitae