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Catholic Stock Portfolios Cannot Grow with Contraception

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“The Church … teaches that each and every marital act must of necessity retain its intrinsic relationship to the procreation of human life … In contraceptive intercourse the procreative or life-giving meaning of intercourse is deliberately separated from its love-giving meaning and rejected; the wrongness of such an act lies in the rejection of this value.”USCCB Investing Guidelines

Baby Happy Because Catholic Financial Portfolio Excludes ContraceptionAll of God’s gifts are to be treated with the utmost respect and used according to the wishes of the Father. With the Church’s understanding of marriage and the gift of life, the intentional frustration of intercourse is condemned. Based on the Church’s clear teaching on the immorality of contraceptive intercourse, the Bishops have decided that it is not permissible to invest in companies that manufacture contraceptives or derive a significant portion of their revenues from the sale of contraceptives.

Catholic investors can easily avoid supporting contraception by having Summit manage their portfolio.

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When choosing stocks to invest in, many investors struggle with balancing their financial needs with their moral duty. All Catholics are called to be good stewards of what God has provided, including their material wealth. But we must also work to improve the world we live in. As investors, we can promote the good and work to change evil practices by voting with our money. Eliminating Catholic monetary support for companies that manufacture or distribute contraceptives can cause these businesses to rethink their positions, if even only from a financial standpoint.

Advocacy Efforts Actively Work to Change Corporate Policies

Besides the indirect pressure removing Catholic investment funds can have on a company, active measures can be taken to persuade businesses to stop their immoral activities. In fact, the USCCB Guidelines state Catholic investors should engage corporations and lead them to the light of Christ.

Summit uses a portion of its proceeds to engage in advocacy efforts to promote the good.

When investing with Summit, Catholic investors promote the Culture of Life while reaping the benefits of a strong portfolio with a track record of success. Put Summit’s years of experience at your service by investing with a USCCB compliant stock portfolio tailored to your specific needs. Our advisors will review your current financial situation and develop an investing strategy to achieve your unique goals while respecting your Catholic values.

Contact our financial advisors for a free consultation on investing in a Catholic stock portfolio excluding contraception.

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