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Using contraception to fight poverty is the result of 'unbridled capitalism,' archbishop warns
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.- 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 “sort of ‘selfish and unbridled capitalism’” that does not address the crux of the problem.

According to the AICA news agency, Archbishop Martinez warned that such groups “control large media outlets and denigrate the family.  He added, that “amazingly, these groups absurdly portray themselves as ‘progressive’ and ‘modern,’ when in reality they reflect the worst of capitalism.”

This “contradiction and hypocrisy of our present-day culture” 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 “progressive” when in reality “they completely go against what is ‘in the heart of our people’.”

He called on Argentineans to “pray 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.”

“Even though there are groups that attack the value of the family, the family is a great ‘value’ that is in the hearts of our people,” he added.

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