Disappointment at synod document Premium

03 July 2014 | Comments: 0

They believe – as it seems they do – that allowing couples to use artificial contraceptives within marriage would lead to unbridled licentiousness. Have they any idea how few and far between opportunities for intimacy are for spouses juggling the demands of small children, work and home? Having no choice but to avoid intimacy on these rare opportunities – or clouding them with the fear of unwanted pregnancy – when they coincide with the fertile part of the woman’s cycle places a great strain on a relationship.Elizabeth Harrington, Milton, brisbane, AustraliaWhile sound and realistic about the many pressures on family life, the document shows no recognition of the ways in which the Church herself has contributed to loss of her credibility in the eyes of many a ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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