- Aug 3, 2020
Though ‘Humanae Vitae’ has faced frequent dissent in the 50 years since it was published, that dissent does not detract from its truth, a law professor said at a recent conference on the encyclical.
Nearly 500 British priests have signed a statement in support of the papal encyclical that forbade married couples from using contraception.
The controversy over ‘Humanae Vitae,’ the papal encyclical that reaffirmed Catholic teaching on contraception 50 years ago, cannot be understood apart from the context of a well-funded advocacy network for population control after the Second World War.
The professor who chaired a Vatican study group on ‘Humanae Vitae’ stressed that Blessed Paul VI’s encyclical “needs no updating.”
A 50th anniversary symposium on Blessed Paul VI’s encyclical ‘Humanae Vitae’ was held April 4-6 at Catholic University. Keynotes and a number of workshop sessions examined the teaching and legacy of the document on the regulation of birth issued July 25, 1968.
The Archbishop of Philadelphia spoke April 4 on the need to heal the wounds in human sexuality and marriage by embracing God’s vision for love and marriage. He was delivering the opening keynote for a symposium at the Catholic University of America celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication of ‘Humanae Vitae.’