95% of Catholic women have used birth control. 95% of Catholic women go against this Church teaching. Elisa, a Cuban-American/Puerto Rican mom puts it this way: “This [Church’s position on contraception] shows how disconnected the Catholic Church leadership is from the ordinary lives of its parishioners. Who can afford to have 16 children? And if we weren’t going to sleep with our spouses, we would have become nuns and priests instead!”