ALLEGIANCE TO HUMANAE VITAE PLEDGE
"He pitied them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd" (Mk
During this year of the 25th anniversary of Pope Paul VI's encyclical
HUMANAE VITAE, we wish it to be known that we, the Next Generation of
leaders, fully adhere to this document.
We recognize the grave damage wreaked upon our society by the evils
of fornication/adultery, contraception, sterilization, abortion and
divorce, as foretold by Pope Paul VI.
We affirm the inherent goodness of the Church's teaching about the
beauty of the marital embrace and human sexuality, when expressed
according to the plan of God.
We recognize the clear connection between contraception and abortion,
the ultimate abuse of God's great gift of sexuality; we know that we
shall never be able to come to grips with abortion until we get to
the root causes, which are a lack of faith and the abuse of sex and
We deplore sex education courses which are value-free, and attempt to
teach "safe sex", and usually without parental approval.
We affirm the necessity for conveying all the faith-doctrines, good
teaching in morality, formation in chastity, and frequent use of the
Sacraments and resort to daily prayer.
We are convinced that contraceptors and the sterilized cannot teach
religion or chastity effectively and with integrity; we call upon all
CCD and Catholic teachers to publicly support HUMANAE VITAE.
We encourage bishops, priests and religiousÑour spiritual leadersÑto
be more forthright in preaching, teaching, and publicly supporting
We pray for those priests and theologians who openly, or quietly,
dissent from the Church's teahcing on contraception, sterilization
and abortion. We prayerfully beg them to consider the worldwide
consequences of dissent to HUMANAE VITAE and to abandon their
dissent. Unfortunately many priests and religious do not know that
Natural Family Planning is as effective a means of fertility control
as exists, short of sterilization, for the knowledgeable and
We beg all married and engaged couples to read and study the
teachings contained in HUMANAE VITAE and FAMILIARIS CONSORTIO, the
manuals for marriage preparation and family promotion, and to live
out these teachings in their daily lives.
We pledge ourselves to do private and public penance for the sins of
the world and for our own sins, so that the good Lord may have mercy
upon our world and remove the scourges of contraceptio, sterilization
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