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There are a number of aspects to the O.P.’s question, but it seems to center around the question, “Must the marital act be done for the sake of procreation?” or said in other words, “Must the couple have the intention to have a child whenever they perform the marital act?” The answer to that question is basically “no,” although the marital act must never be ...


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You state: ... if I were to have sex with my wife without the intention to procreate, it would be considered a sin by the Catholic Church. This is not actually the case. The Catholic Church recognizes that one of the goods of sexual activity is the increase in love and intimacy between the spouses—what it calls the unitive aspect of sex. The ...


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To the best of my knowledge, the Catholic Church, post 2nd Vatican Council, has come to take a more liberal view on family planning in that it promotes the use of Rhythm method of birth-control. What the Catholic Church opposes is artificial or unnatural methods of birth- control. The view that a couple having physical union without the purpose of ...


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The Catholic Church has responded implicitly and partially, in at least one instance where Pope Francis has suggested that married couples could use contraceptives because of exposure to the Zika virus. This does acknowledge the need for sexual intimacy when a good reason - in this case, a particular possibility of foetal defects - exists for not ...



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