Let Christ be Our All
WHAT DOES THE CHURCH TEACH ABOUT BIRTH CONTROL?
It is the belief of Catholics that Jesus came to redeem us and to teach us the truth about love--God's love for each one of us and how we are to love each other. Jesus showed us how fully love commits God to each one of us throughout our lives, how God loves and even pursues the sinner in order to embrace him again in the life of grace. "For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost but may have eternal life" John 3:16).
“The Catholic Church, as even her enemies will tell you, condemns procured abortion, artificial insemination, In Vitro Fertilization, surrogate motherhood, cloning, research on embryos, fetal harvesting, eugenic screening, prenatal selection, ‘designer’ babies and a whole host of other abominations with “grave consequences for humanity.”
“The child” continues Donum Vitae, “is not an object to which one has a right, nor can he be considered as an object of ownership: rather, a child is a gift, ‘the supreme gift’ and the most gratuitous gift of marriage, and is a living testimony of the mutual giving of his parents”..