After a Catholic bride and groom join themselves in marriage, the priest says, “What God joins together, let no one put asunder.” The official Order of Celebrating Matrimony shows the carefully drafted promises that encapsulate the essential elements of marriage. On the wedding day, these promises are witnessed by a representative of Christ’s Church, a priest.
However, as the years pass, the memory of those promises fades. One’s recollection can be refreshed only by watching the wedding video.
If a Catholic person who accepts all of the teachings of the Church is discerning the use of NFP, I would imagine they would be open and receptive not only to Church teaching, but Logic and Reason, and God’s providence, to come to a sounder decision and to make peace with that decision. It’s with this assumption I make these points, from a position of reason.
A Look at Some Scenarios
As I mentioned just above, I presume that a fellow Catholic, who loves the Church, is ready and willing to accept all aspects of official Church teaching....
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What is Natural Family Planning?
One of the more hot-button issues facing the Church today, particularly in the west, is the vast and wide use of contraceptives and birth control, and, a Church-supported method of regulating pregnancy called “Natural Family Planning” (NFP), which has been discussed, debated, and fought over for nearly two millennia.
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Among the travesties and evils of the world, few seem to mount in importance for me quite like pornography does. Although I try to make a point to combat evil on all fronts, pornography and masturbation have been significant for me because of the very personal impact they’ve had on my own life.
I was first exposed to pornography at a young age, maybe 9 or...