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Text from Pontifical Academy for Life questions ban on contraception

July 11, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: A new volume from the Vatican publishing house, representing the work of a conference sponsored last year by the Pontifical Academy for Life, suggests a fresh look at the Church’s condemnation of artificial contraception.

The text argues: “There are in fact practical conditions and circumstances that would make the choice to generate irresponsible.” While the Church advocates the use of natural means to space births in such cases, the new text concludes that the couple should be “appropriately evaluating all the possible techniques.”

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  • Posted by: jalsardl5053 - Jul. 14, 2022 4:48 PM ET USA

    The question is becoming who's going to arrive at schism first: Rome or Germany?

  • Posted by: grateful1 - Jul. 14, 2022 1:27 PM ET USA

    It's not "a fresh look" -- it's a secular look.

  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Jul. 11, 2022 8:19 PM ET USA

    Why do not the reconstituted pontifical academies just wholesale rewrite the Catechism of the Catholic Church according to "ecumenical" standards. These academies are populated with atheists, pro-abort clergy, Communists, i.e., the "elite" of secular society. If Pope Francis does not often defer to these "experts", then one has to question just where the justifications for some of his assertions come from. Until recently, Church teaching was based on Scripture and the Apostolic Tradition.