Q&A: Contraception Exceptions? 6th Commandment, Part 7 – Jun 22 – Homily – Fr Terrance

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Fr Terrance gives the homily at Bloomington, IN on Jun 22, 2022, on answers to difficult questions regarding contraception in the context of the 6th Commandment on adultery from his series on the 10 Commandments.

Book "Life Issues, Medical Choices" Janet Smith and  Christopher Kaczor https://www.amazon.com/Life-Issues-Medical-Choices-Questions/dp/161636937X/

From the chapter on Contraception, Sterilization, NFP

Q1 - Contraception for medical or other health reasons, therapy?

A - Allowed but only if other means are not available Humanae Vitae 15 http://www.vatican.va/content/paul-vi/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-vi_enc_25071968_humanae-vitae.html

Q2 - Can Contraception not be a mortal sin?

A - No, only with invincible ignorance or severe pressure from spouse or persecution.

Q3 - Venereal disease of spouse?

No clear ruling from the Church, some negative indications by theologians

Q4 - Need to reverse sterilizations when one repents?

Try to but not if there is undo physical, or financial difficulty

Q5 - Spouse that is using contraception can I have relations?

Pius XI - 1930 Casti Cannubii - https://www.vatican.va/content/pius-xi/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-xi_enc_19301231_casti-connubii.html

A - Yes, but three conditions:

1 - You cannot be the one contraception
2 - Cannot consent to the sin
3 - serious consequences, danger of violence or infidelity from spouse if refuse relations.

Ave Maria!

Playlist 10 Commandments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHywYqggh-Q&list=PLejh_e0-LN4xHY8ruFpqbwAG2NLNYfGoC

Mass: John Fisher & Thomas More - Opt Mem
Readings: Wednesday 12th Week of Ordinary Time - http://usccb.org/bible/readings/062222.cfm
1st: 2ki 22:8-13, 23:1-3
Resp: psa 119:33-37, 40
Gsp: mat 7:15-20

More on the Readings: https://airmaria.com/r?m=1093&r=1633

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