I had this statement handed to me earlier this week by a member of parish staff. It was in reference to a comment made that one’s mother took a “courageous” step in the 60’s when she went to Planned Parenthood for contraception after her 6th child. The comment was made during a homily on Mother’s Day.
Several parishioners expressesed their disappointment and were rebuked. We felt that the comments were not just “part of a story” as we were told- but came across as “contraception is OK in certain circumstances. It is an individual situation between God and ‘whomever.’” We felt the comments to be misleading. But, the “powers that be” found nothing wrong with it.
My general take was that if it is, in fact, a blueprint- and the blueprint is altered even slightly- the structure that the architect intended will not be built. Furthermore, do the builders have the right to alter the blueprint, anyway?
I am very sad. I am also angry. But I am praying.