Religion: Contraception & Catholics

Are U.S. Roman Catholics using contraceptives as much as their non-Catholic neighbors? There is some evidence that the answer is yes. So reported Msgr. Irving A. De Blanc, director of the National Catholic Family Life Bureau, citing still inconclusive studies* resulting in "an alarming, arresting and provocative finding." Furthermore, Msgr. De Blanc is sure that contraception is harmful, not only morally, but "psychologically, socially and emotionally." Far more research is needed, he said, but there are even some "weak indications that birth control affects the body physiologically."

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