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What Are The Effects Of Catholic Beliefs On Practising Catholics? On A Young Unmarried Woman.

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Laura Smith AO2 What Are The Effects Of Catholic Beliefs On Practising Catholics? On A Young Unmarried Woman. For a young unmarried Catholic, it is expected of them to go into chastity, whether male or female. Chastity means that there should be no sex outside of marriage. "All the baptised are called to chastity" Catechism of the Catholic Church (para.2348) Contraception shouldn't be issue for an unmarried woman, as she shouldn't need to use it. Also, abortion isn't an issue, even if she was raped. If she did become pregnant, she would still have to give birth to the child and then either keep it or give it up for adoption. These 'rules' for sex and contraception are very hard to stick to in today's society. ...read more.

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Also, natural desires might contribute to sex, as God gave us natural desires to have sex otherwise we wouldn't. There are many people that will help people through Chastity. The Catholic Church builds up a strong community of people. "Chastity is a moral virtue. It is also a gift from God, a grace, a fruit of spiritual effort. The Holy Spirit enables one whom the waters of baptism has regenerated to imitate the purity of Christ." Catechism of the Catholic Church (para.2345) Prayer would also help the girl as she could talk to someone who would listen, and some people say that you might even get a response. On A Married Couple with several children who do not want anymore. Natural Family Planning is expected to be used as a couple's form of contraception. ...read more.

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Also, the parents could be getting on a bit and may not have enough energy to cope with another child and could lead to guilt. Also, the woman might get post-natal depression. The positive aspects are that a baby is supposed to bring happiness to a couple and bring a couple closer. Natural Family Planning might mean that the couple's conscience would allow them to use contraception, which meant they might feel guilty 'sinning' by using artificial contraception. Protestants are allowed to use contraception because the church recognised the fact that people were living in extreme poverty and had to limit the amount of children they had somehow but also be able to show their love for each other so this meant that the Anglican church allowed contraception to be used by protestants. ...read more.

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