catholic birth control
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Since: Aug 12
Central District, Hong Kong
#1 Aug 10, 2012
Imagine the greatest thing the Pope could do for Catholics. That is, introduce a form of Birth Control, allowing complete sex for husband and wife -- with no birth control device. Would that completely revolutionize married Catholic sexuality? Yes! And I believe the Vatican will improve. Catholics! Are you interested? Let me know if anyone is interested - I will give more details.
--Roger G. Boschman, Therapist.
#2 Jun 23, 2013
I'm not Catholic, but I have relatives who are and they formed a rift between myself and them that I don't intend to get over, the way they climbed on me about getting my tubes clamped because I don't want kids. Catholics and birth control, like there's not enough humans on the world already!
#3 Jun 23, 2013
Catholics are way ahead of you.
The practice of natural contraception has been tested tried true for generations.
And The Pope says it's Okay.
"Why Natural Family Planning Differs from Contraception
Pope John Paul II
I hope that everyone will benefit from a closer study of the Churchs teaching on the truth of the act of love in which spouses become sharers in Gods creative action.
The truth of this act stems from its being an expression of the spouses reciprocal personal giving, a giving that can only be total since the person is one and indivisible. In the act that expresses their love, spouses are called to make a reciprocal gift of themselves to each other in the totality of their person: nothing that is part of their being can be excluded from this gift.
This is the reason for the intrinsic unlawfulness of contraception: it introduces a substantial limitation into this reciprocal giving, breaking that inseparable connection between the two meanings of the conjugal act, the unitive and the procreative, which, as Pope Paul VI pointed out, are written by God himself into the nature of the human being.
Continuing in this vein, the great pontiff rightly emphasized the essential difference between contraception and the use of natural methods in exercising responsible procreation.
It is an anthropological difference because in the final analysis it involves two irreconcilable concepts of the person and of human sexuality.
It is not uncommon in current thinking for the natural methods of fertility regulation to be separated from their proper ethical dimension and to be considered in their merely functional
aspect. It is not surprising then that people no longer perceive the profound difference between these and the artificial methods. As a result, they go so far as to speak of them as if they were
another form of contraception. But this is certainly not the way they should be viewed or applied.
On the contrary, it is only in the logic of the reciprocal gift between man and woman that the natural regulation of fertility can be correctly understood and authentically lived as the proper
expression of a real and mutual communion of love and life.
It is worth repeating here that the person can never be considered as a means to an end, above all never a means of pleasure.
The person is and must be nothing other than the end of every act. Only then does the action correspond to the true dignity of the person.
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