For example, see Leviticus They only make such assertions because it is the popular opinion among other theologians and among the laity. If circumstance or intention can make an intrinsically evil act into another kind of act, one which is moral, then intrinsically evil acts would be, in effect, not independent of circumstance and intention, and not always immoral. Humanae Vitae versus the Principle of Totality A commission was charged with the responsibility of making recommendations to the Pope on the subject of contraception. The Sacred Magisterium teaches infallibly through Papal Infallibility, solemn definitions of Ecumenical Councils, and through the Universal Magisterium. As will be shown below, the idea that the morality of a set of sexual acts within marriage can be considered together was considered by Pope Paul VI and was specifically rejected, in the text of Humanae Vitae.
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All for the Glory of God and the salvation of souls! Posted with permission from Dr. The sexual climax of both husband and wife are each inherently and directly related to procreation the generation of new life. The results of both are equally sinful. And the Catechism specifically states that circumstances or context cannot justify intrinsically evil acts: Otherwise, he would not have taught that a man who is too ardent a lover of his wife commits a sin that is like adultery and yet worse than adultery. Those who promote such perversions or believe them to be not sinful are guilty of the mortal sin of heresy for denying the Natural Law and, as such, are outside the Catholic Church.
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Therefore, it is absurd to claim that a sexual act done only partially, i. If the act itself is evil, nothing can justify it. Therefore, certain kinds of acts are intrinsically disordered and always immoral, regardless of the circumstances, intention, or purpose. Natural marital relations is an essential part of the Sacrament of holy Matrimony. The former act is no different in its nature, yet it is rightly condemned when it is solitary. But does any faithful Catholic believe that these two Saints would either make use of unnatural sexual acts or advise anyone in any situation whatsoever to do so?
Sixth, no one can licitly make an allowance for an intrinsically evil act. Do not listen to any theologian merely because he is a theologian, or is learned, or has one credential or another, nor because something else that he wrote was useful to you. He gives no theological argument here, unless one considers the absurd phrase "if it is esthetically acceptable" to be an argument. One must always desire to beget Children in order to perform the marital act 2. But some theologians today have placed themselves, in effect, above the Pope, above Tradition, Scripture, and the Magisterium.