This is a complicated and very subjective question. Basically what I am asking is:
Is it sinful for a couple to avoid conception without compelling [grave] reason? What constitutes grave reason? I have seen several posts in the last few months about ‘planning’ when to have another child, how long to wait, and a variety of reasons to wait.
I am not at all condemning anyone, or presuming to know anyone’s situation. I am just asking, could it be a sin of omission to avoid conception for financial, emotional, or other reasons that are not grave? (We have all heard the cliches about not wanting to be sick in the early stages of pregnancy at certain times of year, or when we want an unnecessary new car, etc.)
I hope I have succeeded in keeping the wording in this post charitable and clear! Please do the same.