Instead of contraceptives being "birth controllers," they fostered the 1960s sexual revolution that brought about promiscuity among not only mature adults, but also immature children.
Because pregnancy rates are high in spite of the availability of contraceptives, abortion has become the "law of the land." The erosion of the family in our country has been the most tragic result.
Government subsidies to the indigent children of single mothers (mostly teenagers) are in the billions. Marriage rates are down significantly. The rate of children being raised in families with two parents is at an all-time low.
Catholic tenets may not be so out of touch with the world as we think.