- Jul 9, 2020
The Pope and the Pill: Sex, Catholicism and Women in Post-war England, a new book by David Geiringer, looks at how Catholic couples navigated the Church’s condemnation of artificial birth control.
Msgr. Gilfredo Marengo, a theologian who led important research on the drafting of St. Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae, has been appointed vice president of Rome’s Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences.
A new book chronicles the legacy of longtime Notre Dame president, Father Ted Hesburgh.
In the long process of drafting a document on the regulation of births, St. Paul VI rejected a version that “was limited to a rigorous reaffirmation of doctrine to which Christians and all people were asked to adhere docilely and without reservation,” said Cardinal Pietro Parolin.
The message of Humanae Vitae is “good news” and a guide for rebuilding family and society Bishop James Wall of Gallup, New Mexico, has said.
Among other things, Paul VI showed the world that even popes wrestle with existential doubts, and that holiness and heartbreak can go hand-in-hand.