Is it true that an annulment does not affect the legitimacy of a married couple’s children? Or that Natural Family Planning can be an effective method for regulating the number and spacing of children? (The answer to both questions is “YES.”)
Perhaps you know the 'bottom line' but don't understand why the Church teaches as it does?
Many couples wonder what, exactly, the Catholic Church teaches about important moral issues, like:
These articles offer helpful FAQs about the Church’s teaching. If you’d like to learn more about any of these teachings, or other parts of the Catholic faith, here are definitive sources for information about Catholic teaching:
- Catechism of the Catholic Church is an integrated presentation of the Catholic faith in its entirety.
- United States Catholic Catechism for Adults is an adaptation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and is written specifically for Catholics of the United States.
- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is the authoritative source for bishops’ pastoral letters, messages and other official documents.
- The Vatican website offers the texts of papal documents and addresses well as official texts from various Vatican offices.