“The Immorality of Birth Control Is No Longer a Teaching of the Catholic Church?” Reply

Notre Dame Philosophy Professor Gary Gutting stated in a New York Times op ed that “The immorality of birth control is no longer a teaching of the Catholic Church.”

“It may be objected,” Gutting wrote, “that, regardless of what individual Catholics think, the bishops in fact exercise effective control over the church.  This is true in many respects, but only to the extent that members of the church accept their authority.  Stalin’s alleged query about papal authority More…