So a RCC married couple could live their entire married lives using the natural method of birth control with great success and NEVER have a child. This would be completely within the teaching of the catechism
In a word, No. See CCC 1652. The husband and wife are called to be fruitful and multiply. One of the intrinsic and irremovable purposes of marriage is the "procreation and education of offspring" (CCC 1601). Those who seek to enter into a sexual relationship with no intention of having children are not entering into marriage. NFP is for regulation of childbirth, not for avoiding procreation altogether.
posted on 07/31/2007 12:06:19 PM PDT
("There is no greater evil one can suffer than to hate reasonable discourse." - Plato, Phaedo 89d)
On the mark.
I’d clarify, however, that those who marry who are infertile without culpability are not persons with an intention to avoid having children.
posted on 07/31/2007 12:24:15 PM PDT
(If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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