“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”
– Familiaris Consortio 32
Live the Faith! Tip of the Week:
Studies have shown that an overwhelming majority of Catholic married couples use contraceptives like the birth control pill and that many don’t understand the Church’s teaching on contraceptives or don’t agree with it.
But even beyond the moral objections we have as Catholics to contraception, there are some very practical medical reasons to avoid using the pill as well. Take a listen to this excerpt from the Hope Undimmed series where a women’s health expert explains the medical dangers and effects of the birth control pill.
Hope Undimmed is a free program for teenagers and young adults on the Catholic teaching on human sexuality. Click here to learn more.