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Will the Catholic Church Rethink Contraception?

A break with a view of sex and procreation rooted in medieval ideas of natural law is long overdue. In fact, the very existence of the Church’s current doctrine prohibiting contraception, and its survival without any liberalizing modifications, is a historical accident that has depended on untimely papal deaths.

MELBOURNE – Could the Roman Catholic Church be ready to reconsider its prohibition of the use of contraception? The fact that prominent Catholic conservatives have felt the need to speak out against such a possibility gives some grounds for thinking that, within the Church itself, and under the protection of Pope Francis, a movement for change is underway.