Exercising Responsible Parenthood

Exercising parenthood is to exercise parental function, from the child’s conception until its required education. And exercising it responsibly means thoughtfully, seriously, taking into consideration the consequences of its actions.

The concept of “responsible parenthood” has been used by the Church for half a century, namely for the first time in the Pastoral Constitution Gaudium et Spes of the Second Vatican Council.

Paul VI Humanae Vitae #10