By Fr. Peter Vecellio, O.C.D.
From a national study done five years ago, 27% of Catholic women in the U.S. who attend Mass regularly accept the Church’s teaching on family planning. This means that around three-fourths of practicing Catholic women in the U.S. use artificial birth control. Given the proven adverse side effects of hormonal-based birth controls, it is surprising that more women are not rushing to natural methods of birth regulation. It seems that many American Catholic women have been misled by the blind defiance of a false feminism and an anti-Catholic culture of “choice.”