Sex has, of course, long been a thorn in the side of many Catholics, and the Pope doesn't seem to want to help much. You could argue that someone who isn't going to be affected by rules isn't necessarily the best person to make them, and the suffering caused worldwide by and for the stream of mouths that families are ill-equipped to feed, is deeply upsetting. I don't think I've ever come across a Catholic (who wasn't a nun) who hadn't at some point made use of some form of contraception, so the effect of Papa's rulings seems merely to produce hypocrisy in those who would search for goodness.
I once overheard a conversation between two brothers. One was trying to provide for an ever-expanding family, and the other had limited his reproduction to three. "My confessor," said the first, "won't allow me to use contraception." "Get a better confessor," said the other.Reuse content