Yet by turning their marriage off when they are abstaining, they end up making their marriage all about sex, which leads to distance in the relationship and resentment. A few things to consider. Grave and Serious Paul VI in his encyclical Humanae vitaewhile condemning the use of all contraceptive methods for even grave gravia reasons, declared licit the recourse to the infertile periods if the spouses have good just and seria reasons to postpone even indefinitely another pregnancy HVno.
As Christians, we need to develop perfect detachment, which includes detachment from our progress or regress in the moral and spiritual life. I asked my sister once why she only had one child and she answered that her Vietnam veteran husband was unstable and could not handle children.
Jesus said love for God and neighbor summarizes the whole moral law. Catechetical Sunday
Toggle navigation MENU. He answered, "no, it is too hard on your mother. John Cyr Phone: Kirk Larkin Phone: And, if a couple find they are having trouble conceiving, NFP information can help them pinpoint the most fertile time of the wife's cycle.
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Charles, first of all, congratulations on your openness to life. We have six children and in the middle of them, I fell into the trap of using NFP for selfish reasons. Your frustration with her and NFP is not an excuse for your anger, for drinking too much or smoking. So it is not necessarily NFP that is immoral or moral; rather it is a contraceptive approach to marriage that is immoral and an open to life approach that is moral.
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And, happily, when the Church is able, I can testify to its assistance of NFP researchers and educators--we are still trying to assist where we can! Explainer: If Donald Trump wins, what does that mean for abortion policies? NFP Networking - Fr.