Tip: Resources for preaching/teaching Humanae Vitae
- PREACHING HUMANAE VITAE
- PARISH BULLETIN INSERTS FOR HUMANAE VITAE 40th ANNIVERSARY
- Benedict XVI and Contraception, Part 1
- Benedict XVI and Contraception, Part 2
The 40th anniversary of Humanae Vitae, the papal document which reaffirmed the Church's teaching against contraception, is this July 25th.
What a wonderful thing it would be if priests would take this opportunity to either re-affirm the teaching to their congregations, or preach about the evils of contraception for the first time from the pulpit!
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Mary Eberstadt’s excellent piece from our current issue — viewable online for free — “The Vindication of Humanae Vitae.” In it, you’ll find a comprehensive survey of the current data which, although drawn from secular sources, illustrates the warnings and predictions of Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical almost to the T.
Kathryn Jean Lopez at National Review Online also questions the empty promises of liberation and empowerment that contraception was purported to fulfill for women, and contrasts it with what’s actually followed — largely, a growing degradation of women — which looks remarkably like what Humanae Vitae predicted.