POPE PAUL VI: ‘HUMANAE VITAE’ RETHINK? Heterodox theologians pressing Church to go Protestant on contraceptionby Stephen Wynne • ChurchMilitant.com • February 7, 2018 ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) – Recent activity in Rome is feeding fears the Vatican may be preparing to shift its position on artificial contraception.
In an interview with news agency Kathpress last week, Msgr. Alejandro Cifres, chief archivist for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, confirmed that a papal commission is reviewing Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical reaffirming the Church’s teaching on contraception.
The admission contradicts earlier Vatican denials that such a commission exists.WATCH MORE LIKE THIS
In May 2017, Italian journalist Marco Tosatti broke the story that Pope Francis, in collaboration with Pontifical Academy for Life head Abp. Vincenzo Paglia, was “about to appoint — or [may] even have already formed — a secret committee to examine and possibly study changes to the Church’s position on contraception,” as set forth in Humanae Vitae.