Does Practical Reason Start with Good or with Complete Good?
W. H. MARSHNER
Faith and Reason
Vol. XXVI, No. 4
Aquinas said that the first precept of practical reason (FPPR) is that “good” is to be done and pursued, and evil avoided. What did he mean by ‘good’?
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Can A Couple Practicing NFP Be Practicing Contraception?
PONTIFICIA UNIVERSITAS GREGORIANA ROMA
Vol. 77, Fasc. 4, 1996
Among Catholics who follow the Church’s teaching, it is well accepted that a couple practicing Natural Family Planning (NFP) with an intention of a certain kind is doing a morally good act, quite different from contracepting. It is also accepted that a couple practicing NFP with an intention of a different kind is doing a morally wrong act, similar to contracepting. These two intentions — how exactly do they differ?
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