- Aug 3, 2020
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.’
Bishop Andrew Cozzens, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has given a series of talks ahead of the anniversary of ‘Humanae Vitae.’
Rather than beginning with terrifying lists of medical problems associated with the birth control pill, it might be more effective to initiate a conversation about the contagious nature, dynamism, and generosity of love.
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.
Documents in the Vatican Secret Archives and the archives of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith prove it was a “myth” that Blessed Paul VI largely set out on his own in writing ‘Humanae Vitae,’ the 1968 encyclical on married love and the regulation of births.
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.