Just because Catholics do not follow the Catholic Church’s teaching is no reason to suggest that some teachings are contrary to the truth of God given through the Catholic Church to help all people experience God’s love and peace here on earth.
Perhaps many people have not been informed about natural family planning, a viable alternative to the artificial birth control methods. Many women, Catholic and non-Catholic, appreciate the fertility awareness of natural family planning. Many couples plan their families through application of the principles of natural family planning that is safe, healthy and 99 percent effective. Organizations such as the Couple to Couple League and others teach various methods of natural family planning.
Personally, it was because of the strong witness of the Catholic Church that I turned to natural family planning, though I feared it would not work. Contrary to those fears, it has enhanced and strengthened our marriage and our family. I am grateful that the American Catholic bishops together with all other bishops in union with the pope continue to share the truth and beauty about marriage and family life and love.