Humanae Vitae

Pope Francis celebrates Paul VI: ‘the Pope of modernity’

Pope Francis on Sunday remembered Pope Paul VI forty years from his death which took place on 6 August 1978. Greeting the pilgrims present in St. Peter’s Square for the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis turned his thoughts to a Pope he is preparing to canonize. “Forty years ago Blessed Pope Paul VI – the Pope of [...]

Pope Paul VI to be canonized on October 14th

Pope Francis has announced that Paul VI will be proclaimed a saint on Sunday, October 14th in the Vatican. Pope Paul VI, who had the task of closing the Second Vatican Council in 1965, will be canonized in St Peter’s Square together with    Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, and another four saints of charity, during the [...]

Letter #21, 2017: Is Pleasure Supreme?

May 17, 2017, Wednesday Is Pope Francis planning to re-examine the Church's teaching on contraception? Rumors have been circulating in Rome for several days, since a May 11 blog post by veteran Italian Vaticanist Marco Tosatti, that Francis is seriously considering setting up a commission to study Humanae Vitae, the 1968 papal document of Pope Paul [...]

Amoris Laetitia Is “Totally Consistent” with Past Teachings

“Does the Pope say the divorced and civilly remarried may now be readmitted to Holy Communion? No.” The Bishop of Portsmouth, England, Philip Egan, has described the Pope’s exhortation Amoris Laetitia as a “magnificent” document, “breathtaking in scope,” and has urged everyone, “clergy and people,” to read and study it. Below we reprint excerpts from his [...]

By | 2016-06-01T21:10:11+00:00 Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Dossier|Tags: , , , , |

Paul VI and Catholic social thought

Famous for Humanae Vitae, Paul VI left us a central work for Catholic social teaching.  Pope Paul VI. Paul VI is most remembered today for his important, and controversial, encyclical on the regulation of birth—Humanae Vitae—where he reaffirmed the Church’s teaching on the immorality of contraception. Yet this is clearly not his only legacy [...]

By | 2014-10-01T00:00:06+00:00 Oct 1st, 2014|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , |

Francis will not be a prisoner to public opinion, analyst says

Pope Francis greets newylweds in St. Peter’s Square at his general audienceon June 6, 2013. Italian Vatican observer Sandro Magister has said that Pope Francis’ “formidable praise” for Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae is key to understanding his papacy’s alternating emphases of both clear doctrine and pastoral mercy. Magister, writing in his May 1 column at the [...]

By | 2014-05-01T12:53:33+00:00 May 1st, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
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