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The legacy of ‘Humanae Vitae’ at 50 years

Perhaps the most surprising thing about the encyclical "Humanae Vitae" 50 years on, is how reports of its imminent death were continually exaggerated. Very...

How a non-Catholic couple discovered ‘Humanae Vitae’

I stood at the desk in my college apartment, holding a box of birth control pills. As I read the instructions, the lengthy list...

Living Our Faith: ‘Humanae Vitae’ at 50 years

Fifty years after its promulgation, the encyclical "Humanae Vitae" has been labeled "prophetic." Pope Paul VI understood that the quality of marital and parental love...

Birth of an encyclical: Priest documents preparation of ‘Humanae Vitae’

VATICAN CITY -- Documents in the Vatican Secret Archives and the archives of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith prove it was...

Catholic tradition guides teaching on contraception, archbishop says

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON -- The Catholic Church's teaching on marriage, abortion, human sexuality and contraception is rooted in the same respect for human dignity...

Scholars reaffirm Pope Paul’s 1968 teaching against artificial birth control

WASHINGTON — A group of Catholic scholars Sept. 20 reaffirmed the Catholic Church’s teaching on “the gift of sexuality” and its long-standing prohibition on artificial...

Couples observing bishops’ synod call for empathy, support for struggling families

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Couples attending the Synod of Bishops called for empathy and support from the church to families suffering difficult circumstances. Several...

Synod bishops discussing ‘graduality’ in sexual and medical ethics

Catholic News Service VATICAN — In their discussions of sexual and medical ethics, participants at the Synod of Bishops on the family are giving...

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