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Humanae Vitae and Low Birth Rates

In July of 1968 Pope Paul VI, by issuing the encyclical Humanae Vitae, unequivocally upheld the Church’s long standing prohibition on contraception. In hindsight, we can see that its publication had created the circumstances for a divergence in birth rates between Catholics and the rest of society. 713 more words

Catholic Marriage



“If therefore there are well-grounded reasons for spacing births, arising from the physical or psychological condition of husband or wife, or from external circumstances, the Church teaches that married people may then take advantage of the natural cycles immanent in the reproductive system and engage in marital intercourse only during those times that are infertile, thus controlling birth in a way which does not in the least offend the moral principles which We have just explained (20).“ (Encyclical Humanae Vitae by Blessed Pope Paul VI)

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Election 2016 and the Inability to Control Appetites

It is notable the large role uncontrolled sexual behavior has played in this election. While Secretary Clinton’s apparent desires doesn’t seem to be for sex, it seems she lusts for money and power. 377 more words

Catholic Philosophy

Critique of Birth Control Ban Paves Way for Okaying Same-Gender Relationships

By Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry, September 24, 2016

Sometimes, you have to be grateful for the opposition.  They are often the best source for learning important news about positive Catholic LGBT items—though, of course, they don’t see these news items as very positive.  1,204 more words


Padre Pio's letter to Pope Paul VI on Humanae Vitae just before he died

Your Holiness:

Availing myself of Your Holiness’ meeting with the Capitular Fathers, I unite myself in spirit with my Brothers, and in a spirit of faith, love and obedience to the greatness of Him whom you represent on earth, offer my respectful homage to Your August Person, humbly kneeling at Your feet. 351 more words


Video: On "Humanae Vitae", Gospel of Life Luncheon Series

St. Mary’s will be hosting the Gospel of Life Luncheon Series this fall, once a month on the third Thursday of the month at noon. Each luncheon will feature a presentation for 20-25 minutes, followed by an opportunity for questions, at St. 112 more words


Blessed Peter To Rot: Marriage as Rebellion

“Because the Spirit of God dwelt in him, he fearlessly proclaimed the truth about the sanctity of marriage. He refused to take the ‘easy way’ of moral compromise.”

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From National Catholic Register