and you say this is what a character, Morris Zap, in one of David Lodge's novels says. I suggest that this is Morris Zap's view and reading the book will explain it.Lodge was brought up as a Catholic and has described himself as an "agnostic Catholic". Many of his characters are Catholic and their Catholicism, and particularly the relationship between Catholicism and sexuality, is a major theme. The British Museum Is Falling Down (1965) and How Far Can You Go? (1980; published in the U.S. as Souls and Bodies) both examine the difficulties faced by orthodox Catholics due to the Church's prohibition on artificial contraception.