Catholic Culture, Fr. Jerry Pokorsky: Several years ago an article appeared in the Washington Post, of all places, on the history of contraception. The writer reported that wormwood—a kind of herbal derivative—was used as a contraceptive by the ancients. (The story came to mind after reading George Sim Johnston’s column some time ago in The Catholic Thing reminding us of Saint Paul’s condemnation of “sorcery” in the Epistle to the Galatians, a condemnation that arguably includes magical potions used for the prevention of conception.) Read more here.