Couple to Synod: Clear up confusion on contraception Admin Friday, October 10, 2014 A Brazilian lay couple participating in the Synod on the Family has asked the bishops to make clear that it is not morally licit for Catholics to use artificial contraception. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.