[quote="Ron_Conte, post:4, topic:201577"]
The Magisterium teaches that morality is determined by the three fonts (sources)
- moral object
This teaching is found in the Catechism (1750-1754) and the Compendium of the Catechism (367-269).
In particular, the Magisterium teaches that intrinsically evil acts, i.e. any act with an evil moral object, are always immoral, even with a good intention, in any circumstance.
This teaching is found in the Encyclical of Pope John Paul II, Veritatis Splendor (the Splendor of Truth), throughout the document, see for example, n. 81-82.
The Magisterium also teaches that each and every marital act (sex in marriage) must be both unitive and procreative. The unitive and procreative meanings of marital relations cannot be separated into separate acts. This teaching is in the Encyclical of Pope Paul VI, Humanae Vitae, n. 11-12.
To be moral, a sexual act must have three meanings to its moral object: the marital meaning, the unitive meaning, and the procreative meaning.
So not every sexual act in the marital bedroom is moral. Even between a husband and wife, sexual acts that are non-unitive or non-procreative are immoral because they are intrinsically evil. No intention, however good, and no circumstance, however dire, can cause an intrinsically evil act to become moral.
Here are some articles that I wrote on this subject:
Questions and Answers on Catholic Marital Sexual Ethics
This set of brief articles gives a theological argument to support what I am saying about what is and is not moral in the marital bedroom.
[In order to avoid any contention or acrimony, I will **not
be posting any additional messages in this thread. I know that some Catholics disagree strongly with what I am saying. But the reader can consider my theological arguments, and decide for himself or herself if this is the correct understanding of Catholic teaching.]
Ronald L. Conte Jr.
translator of the Catholic Public Domain Version of the Bible
author of numerous articles and several books of Roman Catholic theology
read my Q & A on Marital Sexual Ethics
Yesterday in a thread that was deleted it was mentioned that Ron Conte in relation to his 'theological works'....that his works are all self-published, not peer-reviewed and not peer-approved by anyone.
In rebuttal, Ron Conte mentioned that he knew a Father Gow that would approve of his teachings, that Father Gow ran the site www.CatholicWatchtower.com, and that we were welcome to contact him concerning this.
I did send correspondence to Father Gow yesterday concerning Ron Contes use of his name in support of what he was teaching.
Here is the reply back from Father Gow:
Re: [clean-contact] Ron Conte using your name on Catholic Answers Forum
Fr. John Gow <email@example.com>
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The name is familiar because he has been in contact with me about the site that I am building. I do not ever remember endorsing or approving any of his teachings. He has read some old posts of mine (in and about a moral issue) and said that he totally agreed with what I said in them. That is the only time I have ever communicated with this person on any understanding of the teachings of the Church. It is untrue if he is saying something by which I have endorsed his thought in any way, I do not endorse people that post on the forums, however I have and always will only endorse the teaching of the Church on the forum.
I do not approve of what he said because I honestly do not know what it is he wrote, the thread has been pulled. I would appreciate him knowing that I do not take well to having my named used as endorsement to promote another person's opinion especially having it being used in such a manner. If you could rectify this that would be great.
I am grateful for your getting a hold of me about this.
On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 2:15 PM, Me. <------------email@example.com> wrote:
Ron Conte has made a post on Catholic Answers indicating that you approve of his teachings. Is this so?
Father John Gow
Parochial Vicar | SS. Peter & Paul
Cary, IL 60013