War on Faith: How Catholics for a Free Choice Seeks to Undermine the Catholic Church

By Dr. Thomas E. Woods Jr. | June 1, 2001

The paper analyzes activities of the non-governmental organization (NGO) “Catholics For Free Choice” (CFFC), now called “Catholics for Choice.”  It argues that despite its claims, the work of CFFC shows does not seek reform in the Catholic Church, but rather it aims to promote radical sexual liberation through syncretistic/polytheistic theology and liturgy.  It has little grass-roots support, and is funded by reproductive rights industries with an explicit goal of undermining the Catholic Church both as an organization and the body of beliefs.  The author presents substantial evidence of CFFC activities, including its falsification of data, and confronts CFFC statements with arguments drawn from the history of the early Church Fathers, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

The author, Dr. Thomas E. Woods Jr. is a professor of history at Suffolk Community College (SUNY).  Dr. Woods holds a bachelor in history from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University.

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