Humanae Vitae 40 Years Later

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

 
Since issuing the encyclical, Humanae Vitae on July 25, 1968, the Church’s stance against artificial birth control has been called everything from puritanical to completely out-of-touch. But one thing it’s rarely called is exactly what it turned out to be – the truth.

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Dissidents to Publish Condemnation of Humanae Vitae

by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

The dissident group, Catholics for Choice, plans to publish an open letter to Pope Benedict XVI in a major U.S. and Italian newspaper on July 25, the 40th anniversary of Humanae Vitae, claiming that the encyclical has been an “utter failure” that endangers women’s lives and leaves millions at risk of HIV.

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