EWTN Catholic Q&A
Having Children Required?
Question from anonymous on 03-17-2013:

Since children are a huge part of Catholic marriages and recent questions have regarded NFP, I was wondering, does a Catholic couple with the ability to do so have to bear children? If so, does one who does not wish to raise or at least give birth to a child have to steer clear of romantic relationships?

Answer by Judie Brown on 03-19-2013:

Dear Anonymous

What a Catholic couple with the ability to have children should do is trust in God's will and if He blesses them with the gift of a child, they should praise Him.

Judie Brown