Posts Tagged ‘Humanae Vitae’

What have we learnt, what have we missed?

Monday, October 15th, 2018
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Sex and religion are probably the two most talked about topics in the world. In Humanae Vitae we find them inextricably but harmoniously interwoven. As Humanae Vitae (on Human Life) was promulgated more than a year before my birth it is quite possible that I am a product of this most prophetic statement on marriage, Read more

Documentary – Sexual Revolution and Humanae Vitae

Thursday, October 4th, 2018
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A new documentary Sexual Revolution: 50 Years Since Humanae Vitae was shown in Rome in early October in conjunction with Blessed Paul VI’s canonisation. The NZ premiere of the documentary, sponsored by the Catholic Enquiry Centre, will be shown as part of the Family Banquet Conference next month. The documentary seeks to explain the fallout of Read more

Humanae Vitae and the Sensus Fidelium

Thursday, July 26th, 2018
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Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae was publicly released on Monday, July 29, 1968. It reiterated the condemnation of artificial contraception for spouses. Many in the Catholic world had been hoping for a change in the papal teaching based on the newer approaches of the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) and the call to change the Read more

Vatican should change birth control rules says Cabinet minister

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

A cabinet minister in Britain’s Conservative Party wants Catholic Church leaders to change Catholic teaching on birth control. Penny Mordaunt, the International Development Secretary, met with Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States, and the head of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Read more

Social media conversation opens on contraception, Humanae Vitae

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

A month-long social media conversation on Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life) began this week. The conversation, which will be facilitated by the United States Diocese of Arlington, is open to all. Its focus is on the encyclical which reaffirms artificial birth control is “intrinsically wrong”. People interested in participating can follow Read more

Humanae Vitae praised as prophetic encyclical

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Fifty years after its release, Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae (“Of Human Life”) is being praised as “prophetic”. Read more Related Posts:Pope hints at an encyclical letter about sportVatican launches ‘Fratelli tutti’ websitePope Teams up With Slow Food Founder for Environment AppealPope Francis’ ecological encyclical set to music

Pope Paul VI, prophet

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

This coming July, we will mark the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s deeply controversial encyclical letter Humanae Vitae. I won’t bore you with the details of the innumerable battles, disagreements, and ecclesial crises that followed upon this text. Suffice it to say that this short, pithily argued letter became a watershed in the post-conciliar Catholic Read more

50 years on the drafting of Humanae Vitae matters

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

As its 50th-anniversary approaches, the story of how Blessed Pope Paul VI arrived at the final text of Humanae Vitae will be a main focus of discussion. Paul VI issued his encyclical in 1968 after a commission of theologians and experts spent four years meeting to study in-depth whether the Church could be open to Read more

Theologian slams making Humanae Vitae into fetish

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

An Irish theologian has slated US bishops for making “Humanae Vitae” into a “fetish” by which the Catholic Church is publicly known. Augustinian Fr Gabriel Daly said the 1968 encyclical by Pope Paul VI which banned contraception had never been accepted by the Church at large. The priest, 88, said this is in a lecture Read more

Appeal for synod to hold line on conscience and contraception

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Bishops at the synod on the family have been asked to reject a paragraph in the synod’s working document dealing with contraception. Theologians, philosophers and scholars issued the appeal in the American journal “First Things”. Among the signatories are academics from the Pontificial John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, as well Read more