On this recent Mother’s Day, as a couple struggling with infertility issues and praying that God would bless us with a Little One, it is disconcerting how much the Catholic Church is silent on this matter. We rarely hear priests or deacons on the parish level talk about the issues related to the struggles that couples have with infertility. I think it is wonderful that on Mother’s Day the mothers and expectant mothers are honored and asked to stand up at part of the mass on that day to receive such honor, but I don’t think the priests understand how painful that can be for women who are trying desperately to get pregnant.
I think it would be a good thing if the Church used such an occasion to ask the laity and especially the mothers to pray for those couples trying to conceive a child. In my opinion, the Church has been lacking on everyday guidance and support for couples who are struggling with infertility and aching to be blessed with a child. It is no wonder that couples resort to the use of IVF and other prohibited methods to achieve pregnancy. The Church needs to take a more pro-active in supporting these couples.
There is a new breakthrough scientific approach to fertility called NaProTECHNOLOGY that follows the teachings of the Catholic Church. This Saturday, Fr. Benedict Groeschel hosted two physicians on his EWTN program. Those two doctors provide pro-life Catholic health care called Gianna Health Care, which is in conformity with Church teaching.
Here are videos with the audio of the T.V. Program:
Here are links on NaProTECHNOLOGY and Gianna Health Care:
By: Kevin and Teresa