Reflection 188 Resolution Previous reflections
Based on the
Vatican 2 document
"Gaudium et Spes" (Church in the world) 87
This article is about "the population
The article speaks about
- the right of every couple to have children
- the need for education about family planning that is in accord with the moral law (as interpreted by
This is an(other) area where Church teaching has gone one way,
and couples have gone another
Inflexibility has given Church teaching about
birth control a bad name.
e.g. "no condoms allowed...even if husband has AIDS etc"
(which is an(other) area where Vatican teaching has gone one way,
and many/most pastors have gone another)
Places like Hong Kong, tiny, tiny homes, whole
families living in
one room...already have two or three children....husband (not a Christian) not
willing to use "natural family planning method"....what to do?
Answer is not the Pill ...dangerous side effects...see: The Perilous Pill
Jesus, please help couples make
wise and safe decisions,
and please help Church "come down from the clouds" re this issue