According to the Catechism, “[T]he innate language that expresses the total reciprocal self-giving of husband and wife is overlaid, through contraception, by an objectively contradictory language, namely, that of not giving oneself totally to the other.” (CCC 2370)

The Church teaches that contraception prevents the sexual union between spouses to be what it was meant to be, the total, complete, free gift of self that is open to life. Listed below are some resources to help you defend this frequently attacked Church teaching.