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  • It flies in the face of the old contra naturam argument, and gives the lie to the idea that homosexuality can be converted, or "cured".

    Lady Gaga's new gay anthem

  • He warned that:“it is simply not true that the traditional Catholic moral supports the use of acts that Thomas Aquinas call contra naturam -against nature- such as anal sex as something ordinary.”

    Prudence and the Theology of the Body

  • The distinction iuxta naturam (in accord with nature) and contra naturam (against nature) is a crucial one on moral theology and needs to be more widely known.

    Prudence and the Theology of the Body

  • Amongst the wiser ancients sinning contra naturam was not marrying and begetting children.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Reprinted from Foresta ultra naturam (Villa, Niccolai and Caruso), trans. by Paul Vangelisti (San Francisco: Invisible City 6, 1989). ©1989 by Red Hill Press.

    Giulia Nicolai

  • Lusitani, inquit, quorundum civitates adierunt: qui natis statim faeminis naturam consuunt, quoad urinae exitus ne impediatur, easque quum adoleverint sic consutas in matrimonium collocant, ut sponsi prima cura sit conglutinatas puellae oras ferro interscindere.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Eusebius, taxeth Licinius the emperor for a decree of his made to this effect, Jubens ne viri simul cum mulieribus in ecclesia interessent: for being prodigiously naught himself, aliorum naturam ex sua vitiosa mente spectavit, he so esteemed others.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Odit naturam quod infra deos sit; irascitur diis quod quis illi antecedat.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Purgantia censebant medicamenta, non unum humorem attrahere, sed quemcunque attigerint in suam naturam convertere.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Morbus est habitus contra naturam, qui usum ejus, &c. 881.

    Anatomy of Melancholy


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