Many people, I’m sure, probably ask themselves, “Why can’t the Church just get with the times?” This question might be posed in relation to a number of issues.
The Catholic Church does indeed present a vision of human sexuality. It is a vision that is challenging, to be sure, the fulfilment of which in a person’s life is a lifetime’s work. But it is a vision that is essentially positive and life-affirming. It is also a vision that is internally coherent.
An article written by a Dominican priest, Father James Dominic Brent, is an excellent exposition of the Catholic view of human sexuality. He specifically shows why contraception does not fit in the Catholic vision.
Read the article here: To Be Someone Radiant.