Posts Tagged ‘Humanae Vitae’

The One Unforgivable Sin, Humanae Vitae and Family Size: Should We Have a Big Family and Much More!

By TITO EDWARDS | The One Unforgivable Modern Sin by Don. R. McClarey JD –

Unity: The 1000-Year-Old Divide Between the  Orthodox and Catholic Churches – Adam A. J. DeVille, OSV Newsweekly

Humanae Vitae and Fam…

Pope of Humanae Vitae, Paul VI, to be beatified October 19

by Thaddeus Baklinski ROME, May 14, 2014 ( – The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will beatify Pope Paul VI on October 19 at the conclusion of the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the family. The late pope is most famous for his 1968 prophetic document Humanae Vitae,…

Cardinal Caffarra Expresses Serious Concerns About Family Synod Debates

Reflecting on the Feb. 21-22 consistory on the family, Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, the Archbishop of Bologna, discusses the themes of next October’s Extraordinary Synod and 2015’s Ordinary Synod: marriage, the family, the teachings of Humanae Vitae, the sacrament of Confession.  This interview appeared in Il Foglio …

Pope Francis discusses civil unions, divorce, Humanae Vitae in new wide-ranging interview

by John Jalsevac ROME, March 5, 2014 ( – Does Pope Francis support civil unions for same-sex couples? That question has dogged his pontificate ever since disputed rumors emerged last year that while serving as an archbishop in Argentina he had proposed civil unions as a compromise to the country’s…

Pope Gives New Interview to Secular Newspaper

By Edward Pentin | In his latest interview with a secular newspaper, Pope Francis has praised Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI’s encyclical on contraception, saying his predecessor’s “genius proved prophetic.”

He also discusses civ…

The Majority Dissent

John Zmirak breaks down widespread resistance and dissent among Catholics on the issue of contraception in “The Shame of the Catholic Subculture” for The Catholic Thing. The most salient facts of the situation: On a grave moral issue where several popes have invoked their full moral authority short of making an infallible declaration, 95 percent of U.S. […]

Humanae Vitae at 45: An Epic War

When Joseph Ratzinger stepped out on the balcony and became Pope Benedict XVI, I fell in love with him immediately. I actually felt a bit like an unfaithful spouse: I had loved Pope John Paul II so much, how could I so quickly…

Humanae Vitae 45 Years Later: Is it still relevant?

by Bob and Gerri Laird This week marks national NFP Awareness Week as well as the 45th anniversary of the encyclical Humanae Vitae. The final installment of this series honors those clergy who stood up in the face of dissent. July 26, 2013 ( – History is worth repeating. On the 25th Anniversary…

Vatican Bishop: ‘Humanae Vitae’ Foresaw Today’s Technological Dangers

ROME — On its 45th anniversary, Pope Paul VI’s encyclical that upheld the Church’s teaching on birth control is “incredibly up-to-date,” especially because it raises “the problem of a …

Humanae Vitae at 45: Still right after all these years

by John Jansen On this day in 1968, Pope Paul VI, of happy memory, issued his landmark encyclical, Humanae Vitae, which reiterated the Catholic Church’s 2,000 year old teaching that artificial contraception is sinful. At the time, and perhaps even more so 45 years later, many people — Catholic and otherwise…

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