- Jul 12, 2020
Following a wave of new state abortion laws, Catholic pro-life advocates are divided over the best strategy forward.
Pope Francis named a new slate of members to the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life.
Sex “untethered” from reproduction can mean “whatever individual men decide it means to them, even violence and power,” says law professor Helen Alvaré, adding that the #MeToo movement can learn from the wisdom expressed by Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical ‘Humanae Vitae.’
Americans continue to pursue “this ridiculous path” of “unlinking sex and marriage and kids, while calling what is actually falling apart ‘flying,’” said one of America’s foremost Catholic feminist thinkers.
Fifty years ago, an encyclical was released affirming a long-held teaching of the Catholic Church, yet it became one of the most controversial encyclicals in recent Church history.
The “#MeToo Moment: Second Thoughts on the Sexual Revolution” conference was sponsored by the Catholic Women’s Forum and the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture. The event’s co-sponsors were the Catholic Information Center, the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the Archdiocese of Washington’s Department of Life Issues.