Tuesday, July 08, 2008

The 40th Anniversary of Humae Vitae

Fr Peter Ryan, SJ a professor of Moral Theology at Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Ma revisits Humanae Vitae on it's anniversary. How much stronger society would be if Catholics had welcomed this prophetic encyclical!
" the significance of Humanae Vitae is not to be found primarily in the status of the document but in the teaching it contains. Paul VI says that the core of that teaching-contraception is intrinsically wrong-reiterates what the Church has taught through the ages and is a truth that must be held. John Paul II goes further and says it is a truth of revelation to be accepted with faith. "
HT The Westchester Institute

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