Views on Catholic Sexual Ethics
Contraception and Catholic Sexual Ethics
Roman Catholic Sexual Ethics: A Dissenting View
by Charles E. Curran
Ordained in Rome in 1958 for the Diocese of Rochester, New York, Curran first came to prominence in 1968 when he, along with a group of some 600 Catholic theologians, authored a response to Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI's encyclical affirming the traditional ban on artificial contraception. Curran continued to question the Church's authoritative teaching in various moral issues, including premarital sex, masturbation, contraception, abortion, homosexual acts, divorce, euthanasia, and in vitro fertilization throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Curran was removed from the faculty of The Catholic University of America in 1986 as a dissident who unapologetically maintained the right to dissent from official Church teachings which had not been issued as ex cathedra statements. Since then, Curran has taken a full tenured professorship at the Southern Methodist University, and has published personal accounts about his experience with the Catholic Church, and his viewpoint on the actions of Church authorities.
Natural Family Planning
by Archbishop Raymond L. Burke of the Archdiocese of St Louis
Sexuality Education Guidelines for Catholic Schools. Produced by the Religious Education Department, National Catholic Schools’ Office, on behalf of the Catholic Schools - Proprietors’ Association (CaSPA), November 2005.
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