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Contraception and Catholicism: What the Church Teaches and Why

Contraception and Catholicism: What the Church Teaches and Why

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  • ISBN-13: 9780819816382
  • Publisher: Pauline Books & Media
  • Release Date: Nov 22, 2013
  • Pages: 122 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.27 x 0.33 x 7.25 inches


Catholic teaching on contraception...a hard pill to swallow?
Despite the Catholic Church's clear opposition to contraception, many individuals, including Catholics, consider the Church's stance misogynistic and outdated. In perspective of the prevailing ideologies of today's mainstream society-a morality dictated by feeling, the assumed inevitability of extramarital sexual activity as necessary for human fulfillment, and the unconsidered idea that contraception is a magic cure for unwanted pregnancy and disease-the Church's teaching on contraception may surely seem like a hard pill to swallow.

But really, it is not. Author Angela Franks, PhD, an experienced pro-life speaker and educator, discovered this truth herself. After questioning the Church's stance as a young Catholic, she realized that the Church was not forcing an old-fashioned view on our intimate relationships. Rather, the Church was aligning to the reality already present in our biology.

In this book, Dr. Franks presents you with a comprehensive look at the Church's view on the meaning and purpose of sex as love and life, unity and procreation. She equips you with the information that you need to understand, adopt, and/or teach the Church's position on contraception.

Dr. Franks' rich commentary includes:
- References to relevant Church documents and Supreme Court cases
- A look at the history of fertility control methods
- Sociological data
- Vignettes of real life couples
- A brief summary of natural family planning (NFP) and NaPRO Technology
- Suggestions for how to live chastely
- Allusions to John Paul II's Theology of the Body

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