Birth Control and the Catholic Church

Discussion Board Archives

The present discussion board service used for the web site allows for only about 30 days of material to stand. These archives are to preserve some of the exchanges for future reference and in gratitude to participants who took the time to engage in them.

The major thrust of the discussion board dialogue involves issues dealing with Church Authority & Tradition, on one hand, and interpretations of the Natural Law, on the other. Also the nature of sin, itself, often is a separate topic. The Church’s response to dissent, other traditions’ teachings and related topics are also discussed at times. The archived threads are generally color-coded to denote different contributors.


A Brief Overview: Authority, Law & Sin

Why Liberty Exists in Matters of Doubt

JPII, John XXII, Paul VI, Ratzinger & the 20th Century’s Most Prominent Theologians Speak on Authority

The Natural Law and Personalist Approaches

A Personalist Approach: The Language of Love

A Refocus: What Is THE Central Issue?

The Natural Law & The Need for Convincing Arguments

Doesn’t Reason Play a Role in Natural Law?

Has God Given Humans Limited Dominion Over Their Bodies? Or None?

What Some Research & Studies Have Shown re: Procreative & Unitive Roles

What Is Most Natural or Unnatural? Some Common Medical Comparisons

The Placement of Barriers in ABC and NFP

Pastoral Sensitivity & Compassion for Those Who Doubt

A Perspective From the Melkite Tradition

Disbelief and compassion, with notes on slavery

Letter to the Magisterium: why were the recommendations of the Birth Control Commission discounted?

Discussion about Casti Connubii and the rhythm method

Are some acts inherently evil or selfish?

Getting down to the Nitty-Gritty issues