.- Archbishop Juan Ruben Martinez of Posadas in northern Argentina remarked this week that groups which seek to solve the issue of poverty by the use of contraception reflect a âsort of âselfish and unbridled capitalismââ that does not address the crux of the problem.
According to the AICA news agency, Archbishop Martinez warned that such groups âcontrol large media outlets and denigrate the family. He added, that âamazingly, these groups absurdly portray themselves as âprogressiveâ and âmodern,â when in reality they reflect the worst of capitalism.â
This âcontradiction and hypocrisy of our present-day cultureâ is in addition to the pressure from many lawmakers and legislatures that support anti-life laws and pro-abortion positions that harm the family.
The archbishop went on to note that supporters of such ideas portray their positions as âprogressiveâ when in reality âthey completely go against what is âin the heart of our peopleâ.â
He called on Argentineans to âpray for motherhood, knowing that it is a marvelous gift from God, and for the value of the family. For fathers and mothers, that they might assume their role, and for children who are a sign of hope.â
âEven though there are groups that attack the value of the family, the family is a great âvalueâ that is in the hearts of our people,â he added.