Is there any way a Catholic can, with his Churches permission use some form of artificial birth control? I remember reading on this list some years ago that there were all kinds of ways that a Catholic could use birth control "under the table" (Such as one spouse demanding that the other use it in order to have coitus). I was also lead to believe that these "under the table" allowances were both dispensed by priestly confessors and practiced by the lay faithful long before Vatican II and the 1960's came about?
Am I on the right tract here? I seriously hope so. While knowing that the RCC publically discourages contraception y artificial means, I have thought for a long time that they usually did give a wink and nod approval to its use "under the table" as long is nobody made a big deal about it? I know that this must be right. I just hope that the Church, while rightly attacking the Obamacare mandate, doesn't go so far as to drop the ball on this secret contraception that goes on.