To use one arrow in the quiver and neglect the others. Chastity is the virtue that helps us tame our sexual desires and make sure we are always placing sex at the service of authentic love. Having stated the principles of the Catholic position, the Holy Father explains their application to the specific questions of abortion, sterilization, and contraception:.
As someone who who values marriage very much and was raised in a community and family where marriage was deeply valued and beautifully lived, one of the things that has always turned me off to NFP is how it distorts priorities in marriage and becomes a disproportionate emphasis that overshadows the deeper dignity of marriage and parenthood.
Over a century ago, scientists discovered cyclic changes in cervical mucus and their relation to ovulation. Furthermore, the council itself voted overwhelmingly that Catholics were not permitted to use methods of regulating procreation, which go counter to the authentic teaching of the Church.
Pope Paul did respect the doctrine of collegiality and did respect the sense of the faithful. Too numerous are those voices—amplified by the modern means of propaganda—which are contrary to the voice of the Church. Where can I learn how to use NFP? The teaching on contraception that Pope Paul has reaffirmed at least falls under this heading.
These decrees were condemned by the judges in the trials at Nuremberg.
It can be foreseen that this teaching will perhaps not be easily received by all. The practice of rhythm also may differs from contraception in regard to various important consequences. Many Catholics who accept contraception now defend abortion in certain cases.
The Sandwich Generation Taking care of your children and aging parents can be difficult.
The bearing and proper raising of children is, in fact, only possible in a home where the spouses put their unity first. The rise and fall of reproductive hormones is responsible for these signs. Pope Paul encourages the couple-to-couple movement. But the Church is not only the bishops and priests—it is the whole People of God.
The abstinence period is a good time to take a long walk, do work around the house or tackle that big home improvement project together.