I have wrestle with two issues in Catholicism for most of a year now and cannot seem to accept them. They are as follows.
- I beleive there is fundamentaly a difference between pre-conception birth control and post-conception. I do not beleive that the Church’s teaching on pre-conception birth control resonates with the clear, logical natural law approach that Aquinas et al articulated. Simply put, I believe that coitus interruptus and prophylaxis are not wrong, any more than NFP is wrong.
- The annullment process raises many issues for me. I will not spend this entire post reiterating my personal circumstances. They are available in my previous posts, for those who are interested. In summary though, I am not willing to submit to the nullity process, since I have to accept either decision. I cannot do this in good conscience since a lack of annullment could break up my family.
The bottom line para me is that I cannot submit to these. Can I still enter the Catholic Church?