The good Bishop is so right. Unfortunately, many couples automatically use birth control rather than being open to new life.
Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento said that the meaning of human sexuality and relationships are “misunderstood and misused” because contraception has become the “unquestioned default mode of marriage.”
Writing in the Catholic Herald, the diocese’s new bimonthly magazine, Bishop Soto said that building a culture of life is “more than a political agenda.” The gospel of life has the power to “transform hearts and habits as well as laws.”
“One habit that has taken hold of many marriages is the use of artificial means of contraception,” Bishop Soto wrote. “The prevalence of the practice in and outside of the Catholic community has made contraception the unquestioned default mode of marriage. As a consequence, sexuality and relationships are misunderstood and misused; and their true purpose is misplaced.”