Hi, guys —
- Is it a sin to engage in coitus interruptus with your spouse?
I've always thought it is, but the priest I confessed to said it depends.
The reason my wife and I do, is because we already have three kids and can't support another one at this time. We use the rhythm method too, but there are times outside the infertile days when we can't help it.
We do this in love, of course and I think we grow closer because of it but there's still this guilt I feel when it happens because of what I've been taught.
When we search our heart of hearts, we feel it's OK but we also aren't sure because Catholics are taught that we should listen to all of what the Church teaches.
We would appreciate your thoughts on this!