Frequent question: Can Catholics ever use contraception?

Can you use contraceptives as a Catholic?

Catholics are only permitted to use natural methods of birth control. But the Church does not condemn things like the pill or condoms in themselves. What is morally wrong is using such things with the intention of preventing conception.

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 the Catholic Church against condoms?

For decades, the Roman Catholic Church opposed use of condoms to prevent spread of sexually transmitted infections (STI) because of their contraceptive effect. In 2009, Pope Benedict XVI said that widespread use of condoms could worsen the situation, a position rejected as ‘unscientific’.

Can Catholic wear 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.

What happens when a Catholic marries a non Catholic?

A marriage between a Catholic and a non-Christian (someone not baptized) is seen by the Church as invalid unless a dispensation (called a dispensation from “disparity of cult”, meaning difference of worship) is granted from the law declaring such marriages invalid.

THIS IS IMPORTANT:  Are Catholic high schools better than public?

Is using birth control a mortal sin?

A Mortal Sin

On New Year’s Eve 1930, the Roman Catholic Church officially banned any “artificial” means of birth control.