“The Family Under Attack” By Don Pietro Leone, Table Of Contents

41VAKxjdgfLDon Pietro Leone has done a great service to the Holy Church of God and humanity at this crucial time by writing this book to save marriage.  Save marriage, you save the family.  Save the family you say society.  Save society, you save the world.  Here is the Table of Contents so that you can see what is contained in his masterpiece.  I will publish it all on here and you can down load it.  I will also be posting a chapter at a time to give you time to slowly read it.  Don Pietro Leone is the “nom de plume” of a priest who has worked in parishes for many years.

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Preface 1 Part I

Introduction

Chapter 1

PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY 5 1. The Final End of Man 18 2. The Moral Law

3. The Dignity of the Person

i) The Natural Dignity of Man 22 24 25

ii) The Supernatural Dignity of Man 30

iii) The Dignity of Vocation 34

iv) The Dignity Consequent on the Incarnation 37

4. On the Nature of Love 41

i) God’s Charity 41

ii) Man’s Charity 42

iii) Rational and Sensible Love 45

Chapter 3
A NOVEL TENDENCY IN THE MAGISTERIUM 54

1. Radical Subjectivism Defined 54

i) The Distancing from the Faith 55

ii) The Priority of the Good over the True 56

2. Anthropocentrism 58

Magisterial Personalism 62

1. The Personalism of Max Scheler 63

2. Magisterial Personalism 65

3. Evaluation of Personalism 70

i) Evaluation of Personalism in General 70

ii) Evaluation of Scheler’s Personalism 72

iii) Evaluation of Magisterial Personalism 76

a) Magisterial Personalism in Relation to the Perennial Philosophy in Theory 76

b) Magisterial Personalism in Relation to the Perennial Philosophy in Practice 78

c) Magisterial Personalism in Relation to Faith 79

4. The Motivation of Magisterial Personalism 84

The Origin and Correct Evaluation of the Novel Tendency 86

1. The Origin of the Novel Tendency86

2. The Correct Evaluation of the Novel Tendency 88

Part II

From the Philosophical Perspective

Chapter 4
THE NATURE OF SEXUALITY (MARRIAGE IN ETHICS) 96

In the Light of the Moral Law 96

In the Light of Love 105

1.The Traditional Doctrine 105

2. The Novel Doctrine 107

Chapter 5

CONTRACEPTION 119 Historical Sketch 121

The Second Vatican Council 123

Humanae Vitae and Familiaris Consortio 124

Commentary 131

1. The Order of the Ends of Marriage 133

i) The Novel Doctrine 133

ii) The Traditional Doctrine 135

a) The Magisterium 135

b) Sacred Scripture 137

c) Patristics 139

d) Speculative Theology 139

iii) Analysis of the Novel Doctrine 141

2. The ‘Unitive and Procreative Meanings’ of the Marriage Act 144

3. Natural Birth Control 147

i) The Traditional Doctrine 147

ii) The Novel Doctrine 150

iii) Comparison of the Traditional and the Novel Doctrines 153

Chapter 6
THE EXPANSION OF IMPURITY 157

Chapter 7
THE PRACTICE OF ABORTION 170

1. The Unborn 171

2. Principal Types of Abortion 173

3. The Law on Abortion 178

Chapter 8

THE ETHICS OF ABORTION 182

Catholicism 182

1. It is Wrong to Kill an Innocent Person 182

2. The Unborn is an Innocent Person 185

i) From the Theological Perspective 185

a) The Analogy with the Incarnation 185

b) The analogy with the Immaculate Conception 186

c) Canon Law 186

ii) From the Philosophical Perspective 187

a) The Scientific Argument 190

b) The Teleological Argument 190

c) The Argument from Possibility 191

iii) Possible Objections 192

a) There is no Proof for the Existence of the Immortal Soul

192 b) The Theory of the Subsequent Infusion of the Spiritual Soul

193 Humanism 205

1. Strong Humanism 207

2. Weak Humanism 207

Hedonism 217

Pain and Suffering 221

Chapter 9
‘PRO-CHOICE’ 231

Part III From the Theological Perspective

Chapter 10 MARITAL AND NON-MARITAL SEXUALITY (MARRIAGE IN MORAL THEOLOGY) 241

  1. Marriage as Instituted by God 241
  2. Marriage as a Sacrament 243
  3. Christ restores Marriage to its Primitive Qualities 246

4. Non-marital Sexuality 251

Chapter 11 CHASTITY 257

1. Chastity and Original Sin 257

2. The Nature of Chastity 259

3. Perfect Chastity 262

4. Education in Chastity 265

Chapter 12 ABORTION AND THE GOSPEL OF LIFE 273

Introduction 274

Present-day Threats to Human Life 275

The Christian Message Concerning Life 284

Thou Shalt Not Kill 292

For a New Culture of Human Life 299

Conclusion 303

Chapter 13

THE MOTIVATION AND SINFULNESS OF IMPURITY AND ABORTION 306

1. The Motivation of Impurity and Abortion 306

i) Apostasy 306

ii) Hedonism 309

iii) Humanistic Benevolence 313

2. The Sinfulness of Sexual Immorality and Abortion 315

i) The Gravity of this Sin 315

ii) The Offence against Reason 317

iii) The Offence against Truth 318

iv) The Agency of the Devil 319

a) Deceit 320

b) Death 323 326

3. The Remedy

Appendix A
THEOLOGY OF THE BODY 328

Theology of the Body as a Personalist Doctrine 330

Conjugal Love Considered in Itself 333

1. Total Self-Giving Love 333

2. Redemption of the Body 334

3. The Nuptial Meaning of the Body 336

4. The Vocation to Marriage or Virginity/Celibacy 339

Conjugal Love considered in Relation to God 341

A. Conjugal Love in Relation to the Most Blessed Trinity 342

B. Conjugal Love in Relation to Christ and His Church 347

1. The Mutual Subjection of the Spouses 347

2. The Union in One Flesh 348

3. The Language of Agape 349

4. The Most Profound Sign of Agape 351

Conclusion 352

Appendix B
LIMBO CALLED INTO QUESTION 354

Bibliographical Note 362