By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
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.
by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
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.