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Traditional Catholic Faith => Catholic Living in the Modern World => Topic started by: Matthew on November 30, 2013, 06:30:56 PM

Title: Should I buy something from pro-abort corporation?
Post by: Matthew on November 30, 2013, 06:30:56 PM
I received a question today, along the lines of:

"Should I purchase a ____ from a company that is pro-abort or pro-homosexual?"

Here is my response:

I've spoken about this on CI in the past --

If you want to purchase from a Traditional Catholic _______ manufacturer, then by all means go ahead.

But if you can't find such a thing, you might have to settle.

I can say this: Catholics aren't required to live in the woods, or in the wilderness like mountain men, etc. because every modern convenience and product is manufactured by infidels, pro-liberal, pro-gay, pro-abort, pro-democrat, and/or they manufacture things overseas in Communist China where they do forced abortions, etc.

According to Catholic moral theology, it is licit to purchase products from mega corporations with bad politics/agendas, especially when there are no alternatives.

It's not like you have two wooden carts in a market: one owned by a pro-abort, and one by a trad Catholic. Of course in such a case you are obligated to support the latter!

Nowadays almost everything is dominated by 1 or 2 mega corporations, and virtually all those corporations are evil in some way.

I, for one, have given up trying. I buy whatever is cheapest and/or whatever my family needs. It's sad, but it's reality. You do what you can -- which, for most of us and for the most part, is very little.

We do try to buy as little as possible -- that helps slow the march of the machine a little bit. Buying used is one way out. We do that a lot.
Title: Should I buy something from pro-abort corporation?
Post by: holysoulsacademy on November 30, 2013, 08:49:38 PM

One way around this is to be less of a consumer in general.  We have learned to make a lot of our things, (bath & beauty products), cook our own food (less processed), and buy second hand as much as possible.  

The tricky part has been to teach these values to children.  

Most of mine have an appreciation for our efforts, but one has totally rejected it, and has become a very consumeristic/lustful kind of person, wanting everything advertised.  She also has become very resentful of being raised in so called "poverty".

I have resigned myself to the fact that some children will choose other than what they have been raised with.  After all, my mom still scratches her head wondering what the heck happened to me.  After all she raised me to be a feminist career woman who was supposed to make tons of money and advance myself in this world.  Instead I got married to a man I loved, had children and in the process became more and more catholic (traditional) than she ever raised me to be - go figure!
Title: Should I buy something from pro-abort corporation?
Post by: poche on November 30, 2013, 10:36:03 PM
Is that the only place to buy what you need?
Title: Should I buy something from pro-abort corporation?
Post by: Frances on December 02, 2013, 02:26:57 AM
 :sign-surrender: :confused1:What about as applies to ObamaCare?  Use only the licit services?  Or forgo medical care for your family, yourself and have the govt. fine you so you can't afford it anyway?