Can you be Catholic and use birth control?
Today, the Catholic Church is the only Christian denomination that adheres to a historical standard on birth control/contraception, which is that any form of contraceptive use is against their religion. This includes any form of artificial contraception such as: The pill and all hormonal methods of birth control.
What birth control is approved by the Catholic Church?
PIP: The Catholic Church approves the use of natural family planning (NFP) methods. Many people think only of the rhythm method when they hear NFP so they perceive NFP methods to be unreliable, unacceptable, and ineffective.
Why is Catholic church against birth control?
Catholic objections to artificial contraception are partly based on ‘natural law’ and partly on the bad consequences that will result if contraception is widely used. But Catholic policy on birth control is also derived from the way the Church views the nature of marital sexuality and responsible parenthood.
What does Catholic Church say about birth control?
Only abstinence was permissible to prevent conception. Priests were to teach this so clearly and so often that no Catholic could claim ignorance of the Church’s prohibition of contraception. Many theologians presumed this to be an “infallible statement” and taught it thus to Catholic laypersons for decades.
Does the Catholic Church allow condoms?
Catholic church teaching does not allow the use of condoms as a means of birth control, arguing that abstinence and monogamy in heterosexual marriage is the best way to stop the spread of Aids.
Does the Catholic Church still oppose birth control?
The Catholic position on contraception was formally explained and expressed by Pope Paul VI’s Humanae vitae in 1968. Artificial contraception is considered intrinsically evil, but methods of natural family planning may be used, as they do not usurp the natural way of conception.