I have two questions about Catholicism, so it’s probably best to keep them in the same thread.
First, given the church’s reluctance to accept birth control use amongst followers, it seems as though they still take the “go forth and multiple” edict seriously. If so, is there anything in church doctrine that explains why priests and nuns are correct to ignore this demand of the Maker’s?
Second, in the book “Curse of a Winter Moon” by Mary Casanova the (French) church had taken an official stance on werewolves, and came down on the side that they existed, going so far as to say it was heresy to deny the existence of loup garou. Did the church actually accept the reality of werewolves during the 1500s, or is this a fiction created by the writer? Note that the word “Catholic” does not appear in the book, but there are plenty of references to The Holy Church, the Pope, monks and bishops, so it’s strongly implied.