"Contraception unnatural; 'intrinsically evil'" A priest tells about the Catholic Church's opposition to contraception


#1

https://catholicsentinel.org/Content/Faith-Spirituality/The-Question-Box/Article/Contraception-unnatural-intrinsically-evil-/4/73/23899

The “Catechism of the Catholic Church” says that “natural means of contraception — ‘periodic continence, the methods of birth regulation based on self-observation and the use of infertile periods’ — are acceptable means of avoiding conception from the church’s point of view. Other means, artificial means, are judged to be morally wrong, ‘intrinsically evil.’”


#3

Not having sex on every possible opportunity also does what contraception does.


#4

No it’s not, no it doesn’t, and aren’t you like 15 years old? Maybe it’s possible you don’t have the best concept of married life at this point? :open_mouth:


#5

Nothing new here.


#6

Council of Trent CANON VIII – “If anyone says that the Church errs when She decrees that, for many causes, a separation may take place between the spouses, in regard of bed or in regard of cohabitation, for a determinate or indeterminate period: let him be anathema.”
This dogma lays the groundwork for the teaching that NFP is moral. NFP is a separation in regard of bed for a determinate period. So the Church infallibly teaches that such a separation is moral.

HV: “If therefore there are well-grounded reasons for spacing births, arising from the physical or psychological condition of husband or wife, or from external circumstances, the Church teaches that married people may then take advantage of the natural cycles immanent in the reproductive system and engage in marital intercourse only during those times that are infertile, thus controlling birth in a way which does not in the least offend the moral principles which We have just explained.”


#7

Artificial contraception isn’t allowed because it disrupts the marital act by introducing a barrier or a chemical or something else.


#8

I’m not sure natural is the best term. Coitus Interruptus is natural but immoral.


#9

That’s a good point. I don;t know how to better differentiate the two.


#10

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