But I did in a marriage prep. class hear a deacon explain why contraception could be used.
It used to bug me that most novus ordo homilies were as incomprehensible as a Pope John Paul II encyclical, (and is there anything less comprehensible than Theology of the Body?), but perhaps we're better off for it. After all, the Faithful can't be scandalized by what they can't understand in the first place.
Catholic use of contraception is well known to be as close to 100% as it statistically can get so it's not as if the problem is hidden. When virtually every family at the novus ordo Sunday Mass only has 2 or, 3 children at most, it's a pretty sure sign contraception is being used.
Similarly to to my never having heard a homily against contraception at a novus ordo parish Sunday Mass :
I have heard a couple of dozen homilies against abortion. But I have never heard a homily explaining how surgical abortions are only 10% of all induced abortions, and that 90% of all induced abortions are chemical abortions caused by abortifacients like the pill, IUD etc.
I don't recall ever hearing a homily against homosexuality, or fornication, or adultery, or masturbation.
I don't recall ever hearing a homily against pornography, or any of the sins of the flesh.
I have heard one homily against indecent dressing. By a priest who was obviously effected by it because he threatened to not say daily mass if women kept coming to mass in sexually provocative clothing. And by indecent dressing I don't mean skirts above the knee, I mean skirts virtually just above the vagina line, and you get the picture.
I don't recall ever hearing a homily against our unjust wars of aggression, but I have heard lots of praise for those who are "fighting for our freedom" by committing those same unjust acts of war.
I have never heard a homily against inflation and how destructive it is to the family, especially by forcing mothers into the workforce.
I have never heard a homily against consumerism and how destructive it is to the family, especially by luring mothers into the workforce.
I have never heard a homily against usury.
I don't recall ever hearing a homily against capitalism, specifically its treatment of men as no more than means of production.
I don't recall ever hearing a homily on responsibility of employers to pay a living wage.
I have never heard a homily on how modern american society emasculates men and how destructive that is to the family.
I don't recall ever hearing a homily on annulments and separation encouraging spouses to stay together versus the modernist solution of "catholic divorce".
I have heard homilies on NFP, but never on ecological breastfeeding.
I have once heard a homily explaining that Christ is truly present in the Eucharist.
I don't recall ever hearing a homily on how charity is best practiced close to home, but I have heard lots of homilies asking for donations for strangers.
I don't recall ever hearing the words, schismatic, or heretic. But I have heard the term separated brothers.
I don't recall ever hearing the word infidel, or ever hearing how Islam is a real and becoming ever more dangerous threat to the Faith and the faithful.
I don't recall ever hearing the term fallen nature, but I'm sure I must have somewhere.
I don't recall ever hearing the term mortal sin, but I'm sure I must have somewhere.
----- Additions shall be added as I muse about it --