The official Catechism of the Catholic Church clearly spells out the Church's beliefs on:
Pope Paul VI’s prophetic encyclical Humanae Vitae, issued in 1968, presented the Church’s consistent teachings on marriage and contraception to the modern world — a world that demanded then, as it does now, that the Church adapt her teachings to itself. Standing calmly and firmly against a culture that sees contraception and abortion as individual choices, Humanae Vitae shows us what it means to share in the creative work of God. Paul VI lays out God’s plan for human sexuality, a plan that invites married couples to celebrate the incredible gifts of human love and human life.
Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life) continues to speak volumes in our continuously changing world. This book takes an in-depth look at Humanae Vitae and compares it to other Church documents that speak about God’s plan for marital love, marriage, children, family, and the community at large.
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Counterfeit Spirituality: Exposing the False Gods equips Catholics to spot false teachings and practices that have infiltrated our society and captivated members of our Church. Now more than ever, we need to recognize the differences between true and false spiritualities so that we and those we love can grow closer to God and the truth of his Church.
The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults is an aid and a guide for individuals and small groups to deepen their faith.