If Pope Paul VI was alive today, he would have every right to look at the #MeToo movement and say, “I told you so.” And he did – 50 years ago when he issued papal encyclical, Humanae Vitae, which put forth the Church’s teaching on love and marriage and on the use of artificial birth control. Since that time it has been called everything from puritanical to completely out-of-touch. But one thing it’s rarely been called is exactly what it turned out to be – the truth.
In a groundbreaking conference held in Washington DC last month, some of the Church’s most influential women spoke about how the #MeToo movement proves the abject failure of the now 50-year-old sexual revolution that was supposed to liberate us and set us free.
Organizers of the infamous 2017 Women’s March are hosting a convention for women in Detroit this weekend where they will bring together leaders of the women’s rights and “progressive” movement and every day women – but the affair is already riddled with criticism and internal conflict.
In a powerful presentation at the Catholic University of America, law professor Helen Alvare destroyed all of the prevailing myths about contraception – that it empowers women, controls population and decreases unintended pregnancies.
Even as the war on women continues to be a talking point in the presidential campaign, a new book published by Catholic women describes the personal journeys of women who found truth, peace and freedom by embracing the same Church teachings society wants them to reject.