Are all Catholics against contraception?

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-24-2012
Are all Catholics against contraception?
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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 1:35pm

I was reading <a href="http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/02/27/catholic-guilt-about-sex-is-just-a-myth-poll-says/">this article</a> about the myth of "Catholic guilt" . While it mostly focussed on guilt in regards to premarital sex, I found this particular poll finding most interesting:

"When asked about using contraception — a practice staunchly opposed by the Catholic Church — only 12% of practicing Catholics admitted they’d feel guilty doing so."

So, this makes me wonder: do Catholics REALLY oppose contraception? If so, why so little guilt about using it? Or is it maybe just certain sub-sections of Catholics that are opposed to it?



iVillage Member
Registered: 10-17-2012
Sat, 03-09-2013 - 9:17pm

Most Catholics, like most people, tend to perfer a smorgasbord-type approach to their beliefs.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-16-2009
Thu, 03-07-2013 - 12:37pm

You seem to have a problem with Catholics? Why all the guestions?

Catholics are like everyone else.  There are some that follow the church's teachings and there are some that do not. There are Catholics, in name only, just as there are protestants, in name only, and Jews, in name only etc..

I doubt those Catholics who use birth control feel much guilt. 

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-20-2003
Mon, 03-04-2013 - 10:59pm

The vast majority of Catholics I know use contraception.

Catholic guilt covers far just about every facet of life, not just sex.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-24-2012
Mon, 03-04-2013 - 1:36pm

Hmmm...maybe we can't use HTML anymore? Anyway, here's the link:

http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/02/27/catholic-guilt-about-sex-is-just-a-myth-poll-says/