[quote="billboyzmom, post:9, topic:253938"]
Thank you for taking the time to respond to my post. Actually it was four priests who told me the same thing, not just one. I explained that due to my PCOS and endometriosis that NFP was very difficult if not impossible as I don't exhibit the fertility signs to track ovulation reliably.
I'm not sure I agree with your assertion that I should obstain from relations with my husband. I'm going to pray on this. Thanks again,
PCOS indicates insulin resistance. A morally acceptable treatment for that is a low-carb diet and possibly metformin. Plenty of women with PCOS chart - if you are not ovulating, it will simply show that you are not ovulating.
A NaPro doctor or NFP-only doctor should be able to help you with your issues and guide you to successful charting.
The Doctrine if the Church is very clear that artificial contraception is never justified. Any Priest who has told you that condoms are okay for ANY reason, is leading you astray. Your grave circumstances DO justify the avoidance of pregnancy...but NFP (periodic continence and self-observation) is the only acceptable method. No Priest can place his opinion above a Doctrine of the Faith, ever.
Please read the Catechism of the Catholic Church (the official Church Doctrine on the matter) paragraphs 2370 and 2399:
2370 Periodic continence, that is, the methods of birth regulation based on self-observation and the use of infertile periods, is in conformity with the objective criteria of morality.157 These methods respect the bodies of the spouses, encourage tenderness between them, and favor the education of an authentic freedom. In contrast, "every action which, whether in anticipation of the conjugal act, or in its accomplishment, or in the development of its natural consequences, proposes, whether as an end or as a means, to render procreation impossible" is intrinsically evil:158
Thus the innate language that expresses the total reciprocal self-giving of husband and wife is overlaid, through contraception, by an objectively contradictory language, namely, that of not giving oneself totally to the other. This leads not only to a positive refusal to be open to life but also to a falsification of the inner truth of conjugal love, which is called upon to give itself in personal totality.... the difference, both anthropological and moral, between contraception and recourse to the rhythm of the cycle . . . involves in the final analysis two irreconcilable concepts of the human person and of human sexuality.159
2399 The regulation of births represents one of the aspects of responsible fatherhood and motherhood. Legitimate intentions on the part of the spouses do not justify recourse to morally unacceptable means (for example, direct sterilization or contraception).