Artificial means of stimulation and regulating natural expectorant processes have anciently been proposed and their practice has as long been condemned by the Church. Especially in modern times with the marvels of technological and scientific advance there can be observed an alarmingly widespread tendency among even the faithful to apply to perverse ends these blessings of human progress. These too are condemned outright.

Attributed to:

Brother J. T. Dillon, University Of California, Riverside

Excerpted from Cross Currents Magazine Winter 1981-82