So here is something I don’t get. If the RC church is so dead set against artificial contraception, why isn’t NFP and other approved forms of family planning promoted widely in the church? When I was RC, the NFP program got a tiny one-line promotion on the back page of the church bulletin. It was never promoted or talked about. The lady who ran the NFP meetings was amazing yet under-worked.
Believe it or not, in my heady days of RC membership me and my wife were “all-in.” We didn’t live together before we were married and we used NFP religiously afterward. NFP help plan our wonderful family - we know the exact date of conception of each of our children. We still have seven years worth of tracking books of my wife’s cervical mucous.
But the RC church does a miserable job of promoting NFP. Many priests don’t believe in it and most RC couples refuse to even try it. It does work - but RC’s seem to think it’s like playing Roulette.
So if using artificial contraception is such a grave sin, why doesn’t the church have a robust network of Billings meetings across the globe. I mean really, if they are so passionate and out-spoken about how mortal using artificial contraception is, they would do more to promote NFP use.
It is amazing to see how many people go up to communion. Yet with certainty I can say 98% of those couples are using artificial birth control.