We had a visiting priest celebrating Mass for our parish this weekend. I was unable to go due to a sick toddler but Travis told me about the homily, which was on contraception.
The priest was ordained in 1963, around the time the pill was first released. He observed that as the pill became more widespread parents began having 2 children, CCD classes shrunk and, people stopped coming to confession.
Isn't that interesting?! Of course you can't ask forgivenss for a sin you don't intend to stop committing. But instead of stopping the sin, or seeking out a clear understanding on the Church's teachings on sex, the moment life begins, and contraception along with understanding the science and politics behind the pill, people just stopped receiving God's mercy and following His plan. Wow.