Thursday, February 9, 2012

Humanae Vitae

In 1968, Pope Paul VI issued an encyclical on birth control. There were numerous reports that the Pope would approve the use of artificial contraception. However, Pope Paul VI in his famous encyclical, Humanae Vitae, reaffirmed the traditional Catholic teaching on birth control and abortion and now over 40 years later it is regarded by many as prophetic.

He warned of four results if the widespread use of contraceptives was accepted:

1.     General lowering of moral standards
2.     A rise in infidelity, and illegitimacy
3.     The reduction of women to objects used to satisfy men. 
4.     Government coercion in reproductive matters. 

Does that sound familiar? 

It sure sounds like what's been happening for the past 40 years.

1 comment:

  1. I trully enjoy your blog Fr. Erik and hope you are able post more often.