There are so many threads on contraception and I have been reading through many. There are so many pages and I can’t find what I’m looking for so I’m just asking my question here. Sorry for another tread on an old topic.
I’m not Catholic…yet. Seriously considering it.
I take communion pretty seriously. I would never want to participate when not in right standing with God. From what I can understand, using contraception is considered a mortal sin.
So, with our first child my wife was diagnosed with a serious condition but made it through OK. With the second child it was even worse and she could have died. After the 2nd was born multiple doctors said they would have advised her not to even have a 2nd child and would really advise against a 3rd. We have since tried to adopt. We were there ready to take the baby home and the birth mother changed her mind. We were devastated and haven’t again considered adoption and certainly haven’t considered another pregnancy.
Our own pregnancy isn’t worth the risk to me or my wife. I do not think it would be loving to her to put her life in jeopardy. I know some will say we just aren’t trusting God enough, but I just don’t buy that argument.
So, if we have no intention to stop using contraception, would I be considered in mortal sin if I was to join the Catholic Church? Would I then never be able to participate with good conscience in the Eucharist?