As Susan puts it so well, “The decision to have children ceases to be something that people plan for by becoming married. Instead, it is viewed as extraneous to marriage as an institution.”[click to continue...]
One prominent Catholic author and speaker recently took the extreme position of calling for the debate to be over: all Catholics ought to be practicing NFP, he claims.[click to continue...]
, “One frequently comes across statements to the effect that ‘family planning or limitation is more easily accepted by people as they get better educated.’ Whether we realize it or not, to admit such statements unquestionably is to concede a whole philosophy of life.
“A very particular type of education thoroughly imbued with a very particular kind of values (or rather of anti-values), is necessary before people are brought to the point of easily accepting family limitation.
“Can such education be regarded as Christian education? Can it be regarded as true education at all?”[click to continue...]
We all must agree that this has become a dogmatic belief of pop culture. Each child a couple adds after their initial two or three becomes a drain on their happiness—and even a strain on society.[click to continue...]
In the end, Galvin’s thesis reads, “[Humanae Vitae] substantially altered the traditional teaching by wiping the slate clean of centuries of doctrine and then propos[ed] an entirely new way to view marriage and procreation.”[click to continue...]
The Church has laid out time and again that couples ought to practice a period of abstinence within marriage, only if they have a grave (or serious) reason. The Church does not teach that every married couple ought to use NFP. The Church has never taught every couple “needs” NFP.[click to continue...]
I have seen comments in chatrooms and on social media where couples lament that NFP “failed” them and they became pregnant. They swear they practiced the steps as their instructor told them to do for charting. And despite their best efforts, they still became pregnant.[click to continue...]
Quite often, at least in my experience, broaching this topic causes a lot of consternation. Frequently, wives feel defensive about how often they allow their husbands to have sex with them. But the command in 1 Corinthians extends further than just that.
As we will see, husbands have a marital duty to their wives, as well.[click to continue...]
For those who may be relatively new to this blog, ProLife365.com, this post is for you. I wanted to share with you some of my most popular posts to date. These were determined by YOU, my dear readers.
Please stick around at the end, as I want to know which posts you have enjoyed the most so far.[click to continue...]
You’re not seeking an award for Parent of the Year, or Holiest Catholic at your local parish. You’re just attempting to live out your faith in trust of God.
You take Him at His word that He will provide all of your temporal needs (Matt 6:25-34).
You want to get more sleep. You would like to eat a warm dinner every now and again. But you make such sacrifices out of love for your spouse and for your children.[click to continue...]