Many people are unaware of the serious health risks associated with Artificial Contraception.
The Roman Catholic Church’s teaching that artificial contraception is intrinsically evil has received much attention in the current debate regarding the HHS Mandate, and the attack on Religious Freedom that this Mandate represents.
Here you can find out the truth about the health risks of Artificial contraception; why the Church teaches it is wrong; and why Natural Family Planning is not only preferred on a moral basis, but why it is healthier for a woman’s body and for a couple’s marriage.
You can also explore Medical Resources for women who have conditions treated by hormonal contraceptives.
Health Risks Associated with Artificial Methods of Contraception:
Did you know that the pill was classified in 2005, by the World Health Organization, as a class 1 carcinogen? This is the most dangerous category of cancer causing agents.
Did you know that up until 1930, all Protestant denominations agreed with the Catholic Church’s teaching condemning contraception as sinful?
An Audio Interview with Jason Evert (You Tube, 55 min.)
Did you know that this teaching of the Church goes back to the time of the Apostles and is based on Scripture?
Contraceptive References in the Bible
(and in the Didache, which is also called the Teachings of the Apostles, from AD 80)
Catholic Answer’s tract on Birth Control examines passages from the Bible, Apostolic tradition, historic Protestant teaching, and the official Catholic teaching.
Did you know that studies show that couples who use NFP (instead of artificial contraception) have a dramatically lower divorce rate that is under 2%?
Listen (Free) to MP3 audio of Contraception: Why Not? By Janet Smith (This is the original 1994 version. The third edition of this talk, with the latest data, is available above.)
In 1930, in his encyclical, Casti Cunnubii (56), Pope Pius XI reafirmed the Catholic teaching that artificial birth control is gravely sinful: “any use whatsoever of matrimony exercised in such a way that the act is deliberately frustrated in its natural power to generate life is an offense against the law of God and of nature, and those who indulge in such are branded with the guilt of a grave sin.”
What does the Church teach about artificial contraception? by Fr. Martin Pitstick
Married Love and Life Bulletin Insert by the U.S. Bishops
Have Humane Vitae’s Bold Predictions come true? article by Janet Smith
Humanae Vitae encyclical by Pope Paul VI
Catholic Answers Tract on Artificial Birth Control from Scripture, History and Apostolic Tradition
Chastity.com Audio Vault (Click on Contraception/NFP)
Chastity.com Videos (Click on Contraception/NFP)
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