Love, Marriage & the Catholic Conscience

Understanding the Church's Teaching on Birth Control


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Finally, you can learn the full truth about contraception and how it relates to love and marriage, including:

  • What the Church really teaches about contraception;
  • Why this teaching matters so much; and
  •  How it enriches Christian love and family life.

Once you discover the well-crafted explanations in these pages, you'll be able to put to rest any lingering doubts or difficulties you, your family, or your friends may have about the Church's stance on contraception. You'll come to see God's loving hand at work in this hotly debated area of Church teaching.

This brief but powerful book will teach you:

  • Where the Church gets its authority to teach about birth control
  • Why a truly loving marriage must be open to the procreation of children
  • Why some advances in medical know-how must be rejected on moral grounds
  • Why Church teachings on contraception can never change
  • How periodic abstinence can actually strengthen a weak marriage
  • Plus, more to help you understand and appreciate the Church's teachings on love and marriage!

BONUS: these pages include the complete text of Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI's 1968 encyclical letter on contraception.

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"A must-read for every pro-life American serious about serving God in our daily struggle."

Judie Brown
American Life League
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"Every married couple can benefit from Dietrich von Hildebrand's valuable insights, which clarify and affirm the experience of married love."

John Kippley
Couple to Couple League
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  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-0-918477-82-8
  • Product Code: 824
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Publication Date: September 01, 1998
  • Categories: By Title, eBooks, Marriage and Family Life, Sacraments
If you are a newcomer to the Church's teaching about the nature of marriage and its role as a blessed sacrament and spiritual vocation, this book is a great resource. It spends considerable time on the topic of the mystery of the sacramental nature of marriage and its dual spiritual and physical expression. It's an excellent read on that topic.
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The Hildebrand Family Intellect
"Love, Marriage, and the Catholic Conscience" clearly and exquisitely outlines the main arguments of the Church's modern and sophisticated teachings on the use of birth control. Hildebrand clearly understands the sanctity of love and marriage as reflections of His love on Earth. Thus, the use of birth control is logically and firmly condemned, and the reader cannot help but be drawn into Hildebrand's flawless arguments. I would recommend this book based on the utmost respect I associate with the Hildebrand name alone, but furthermore, his skillful prose, command of the English language, and mastery of complex and sophisticated material regarding the use of birth control. This book a one-of-a-kind treasure that everyone, in good Catholic conscience, must read.
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