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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Humanae Vitae’s Challenge to Modernity

Humanae Vitae: Blessed Paul VI’s Miracle

John Paul Meenan

I am hurtling in a high-speed train from Glasgow to London, with a heavy heart saying farewell to my native land, a sentiment that should live within us all. It is the memorial of Saint Charbel Maklouf, a Lebanese priest, ascetic and mystic, as well as the vigil of Saint James the Greater, whose feast […]

Humanae Vitae’s Challenge to Modernity

John M. Grondelski

July 25, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical, Humanae Vitae (HV). That encyclical, and its subsequent contestation in certain “Catholic” circles, has been a defining moment of the past half-century. The central teaching of HV (#12) is that there is an “inseparable connection, established by God, which man on his own initiative […]

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