We’ve Heard This One Before

sunrise-smI don’t think it was any coincidence that the week a group of theologians based in the United Kingdom released a statement demanding the Catholic Church change her teachings on sexuality and contraception that one of the readings for the daily Mass came from the first chapter of Ecclesiastes.

“What has been will be again. What has been done will be done again. There is nothing new under the sun.” The statement “On the Ethics of Using Contraception” from the Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research recently made worldwide headlines with its authors claiming, as so many other dissenters have before them, that they know better than 2,000 years of Church teaching. Again nothing new under the sun as far as their arguments. The same old, tired talking points were hauled out and paraded in front of the world as something new, relevant and efficacious.

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