Q. Why doesn’t the Catholic Church allow contraception?
A. Because the pleasure of the marital embrace was created by God for babies & bonding. It is a package deal. Anytime the pleasure of the sexual act is obtained while actively or purposely excluding either of these goods, it is a grave sin. The following acts are gravely sinful:
Below are sins that result from the pursuit of sexual pleasure alone while excluding both bonding and openness to procreation:
- anonymous homosexual acts
- Oral sex without intercourse
Below are sins that result from the pursuit of sexual pleasure within the context of bonding with another human being but excluding openness or the possibility of procreation:
Below are sins that occur when there is a pursuit of procreation outside of the marital act which excludes bonding and in addition to this it includes the grave sin of masturbation:
Contraception is only one of several sins resulting from the misuse of human sexuality according to the laws of God. These are some of the reasons the Catholic Church can never approve of any of these practices.
For a more elegant and complete explanation see the Catechism of the Catholic Church 2351 ff.