Articles Tagged ‘NFP’

How Humanae Vitae shaped 30 years of marriage

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The week of 19-25 July 2015 is designated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as National Natural Family Planning Awareness Week. In their statement, the Bishops encourage us to "celebrate and reverence God's vision of human sexuality." The week ends on the 47th anniversary of Pope Paul VI's prophetic encyclical Humane Vitae, which "articulates Catholic beliefs about human sexuality, conjugal love and responsible parenthood" ( Although the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has not announced a similar recognition of ... (Continue reading)

Humanae Vitae and NFP: my testimony


In a recent interview with an Italian newspaper, Pope Francis was reported to express praise for Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI's encyclical on the regulation of birth in keeping with natural and Divine law. Pope Francis reportedly said that Pope Paul VI was "prophetic" and and that "had the courage to place himself against the majority, defending the moral discipline, exercising a culture brake, opposing present and future neo-Malthusianism." He indicated that the time had come to delve deeper into the encyclical and develop ... (Continue reading)

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