The “Vademecum for Confessors” at Twenty-Five Years Old : Revisiting the Conditions for Lawful Cooperation in a Conjugal Act Deliberately Rendered Infecund by the Other Spouse in Light of the Delict of Solicitation
The then-Pontifical Council for the family’s “Vademecum for confessors concerning some aspects of the morality of conjugal life” identifies three conditions that must be meet for a spouse to participate licitly in the marital act when it is deliberately and voluntarily rendered infecund by the other spouse. When these condition are met, the spouse cooperates, albeit law-fully, in the other spouse’s objectively sinful behavior. The fact that the Vademecum places conditions on what constitutes lawful cooperation sets limits to a confessor’s instruction in this matter. As such, the confessor, who “as a minister of the Church is to adhere faithfully to the doctrine of the doctrine of the Magiserium” (c.978 ∬▒2), may not deliberately
and erroneously advise a spouse to cooperate illicitly in the marital act that the other spouse intentionally renders infecund. What if the confessor’s instruction exceeds the limits for lawful cooperation? Under specific conditions, a confessor’s deliberate erroneous instruction regarding grave sins against the sixth commandment, including that which exceeds the limits for lawful cooperation, is an iteration of the very serious delict of solicitation.
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