Common Sense Al wrote:Uther wrote:I'm sure you know that Al, as a devout and practicing Catholic, does not condone, promote, or endorse the use of birth contraceptives, except for the "natural rhythm" method. Birth control, in the eyes of the Catholic church, is just as much murder as abortion, inasmuch as it precludes a viable sperm and viable egg from becoming fertilized.
Do you really think that is what the Catholic church teaches?
In 1968, Pope Paul VI issued his landmark encyclical letter Humanae Vitae (Latin, "Human Life"), which reemphasized the Church’s constant teaching that it is always intrinsically wrong to use contraception to prevent new human beings from coming into existence.
Contraception is "any action which, either in anticipation of the conjugal act [sexual intercourse], 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" (Humanae Vitae 14). This includes sterilization, condoms and other barrier methods, spermicides, coitus interruptus (withdrawal method), the Pill, and all other such methods.
It ain't my words Al...