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Blessed Pope Paul VI’s Encyclical Humanae Vitae Comes Under Fire

Blessed Pope Paul VI’s Encyclical Humanae Vitae Comes Under Fire

Blessed Paul VI issued his encyclical in 1968. Blessed Paul VI issued his encyclical in 1968. (U.N. photo via CNA) VATICAN  |  SEP. 11, 2017 Humanae Vitae Comes Under Fire COMMENTARY: Recent developments in Rome indicate a campaign is underway to challenge the encyclical’s prohibition against artificial contraception. BY Edward Pentin

VATICAN CITY — Half way through the first synod on the family, when it was becoming clear that heterodox agendas were being pursued in heavy-handed and deceptive ways, a well-respected Church figure took me aside at a reception with a pained expression on her face.

“Of course, you realize this is all about Humanae Vitae,” she said. “That’s what I think they’re after. That is their goal.”

What she meant was that the many dissenters of Blessed Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical wanted the Church’s ban on artificial contraception — which Humanae Vitae (The Regulation of Birth) reaffirmed — softened and ultimately undermined. read more