Pete Vere at Envoy Encore posted about
a recent talk he gave:
My own talk discussed the difference between marriage as a contract and marriage
as a covenant, then spoke of the canonical effects of contraception on marriage,
before going into a comparison between contraception and the Rosary. My conclusion?
Prior to drafting this talk, I had never really thought of it in this light,
but it became obvious to me that contraception is the very anti-thesis to the
Rosary. This shook up a few people in the crowd, including a Catholic radio
journalist who interviewed me on this part of my talk afterward. So overall,
a great time!
Since he did not elaborate exactly the connections I came up with my own.
The Contraceptive Mysteries
Best prayed on worry beads. First you say the – I won’t be ‘Your Father’ followed by three hail and be merrys. Then concentrate and think selfish thoughts while pondering the following:
My will be done.
We will have children after our careers are settled down.
Children will disrupt our active lifestyle and we don’t have enough
to send them all to Ivy League schools.
The Present Tension
In everyday life we must avoid every sword that could pierce us to the soul.
The finding of just us in the Temporal
We do not want to be about the Father’s business.