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Letter: Catholics and contraception

Published 03/02/2012, West Central Tribune

During this recent political contraception flap with the Catholic Church, no one speaks of the individual Catholic’s moral consequence of disobeying a church teaching. I grew up a serious practicing Catholic, and disobeying a church teaching, like missing Mass on Sunday or eating meat on Friday, was a mortal sin and your soul became as black as coal and you’d better get yourself off to confession before you got hit by a truck and died. Dying with your soul black sent you straight to hell for all eternity.

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