There, he firmly upheld church teaching opposing artificial contraception
and endeared himself to the crowd with off-the-cuff jokes and even a well-intentioned attempt at sign language.
Here, the hierarchy sought to expand the teaching on human development to encompass a holistic vision in which family planning, but not artificial contraception
, was allowed for population control.
Judy Lovett of Dover, Delaware also agrees that church teaching about artificial contraception
ought to change.
There have been calls too from within the Church for a rethink of some basic tenets such as priestly celibacy, the uniform ban on artificial contraception
and even allowing women to be priests as in other Christian denominations.
He presents a strong natural-law argument in defense of Paul VI's Humanae vitae and the encyclical's prohibition of artificial contraception
In March, blogger Marc Barnes corralled a fed-up bunch of college students to lead the revolution against artificial contraception
, an ill they insist has taken the "sexy" out of married life.
NINETY-EIGHT PERCENT of Catholic women in the United States use, or have used, artificial contraception
He said the idea conflicted with Church's view that all methods of artificial contraception
are morally wrong and that the proposed scheme "infringes on the freedoms of the individual".
The Catholic Church maintained its opposition to artificial contraception
Church teaching has long opposed condoms since they're a form of artificial contraception
Church teaching has long opposed condoms since they are a form of artificial contraception
Manila President Benigno Aquino will not back down from his stand on artificial contraception
and has reiterated that it is every Filipino's right to be informed of their alternatives in planning the size of their family.
You only have to go to a Catholic church on a Sunday and see the size of the families, with an average of two or three children, to see couples clearly are using artificial contraception
Catholic teaching rules out artificial contraception
but permits "natural" birth control.
As recently as the early 1960s, it was difficult for even married couples to access artificial contraception
in some states, and books, movies and plays were often subjected to "screening" by censorship boards dominated by clerics.