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Humanae Vitae

Conveying the Message of Humanae Vitae to the People of Today

IN AN ABSENCE OF UNIVERSAL MORAL STANDARDS

Willem Jacobus Eijk

May 2021

Church doctrine regarding contraception is one of the least understood and accepted parts of her conjugal and sexual ethics.

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An Exclusive Interview with Karl A. Schultz On the Canonization of Pope Paul VI

THE CHURCH’S SUFFERING SERVANT

Karl A. Schultz

October 2018

Paul VI was arguably the most influential — and assailed — Catholic of the 20th century. His impact on the Church was unparalleled, due to the time of his reign.

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Humanae Vitae: A Manual for Better Sex?

REVERT'S ROSTRUM

Casey Chalk

October 2018

Much popular Catholic literature on NFP is utilitarian, claiming that obeying Church teaching results in a happier, more exciting bedroom experience.

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The Triumph & Tragedy of the Most Misunderstood Document in Modern Church History

HUMANAE VITAE AT 50

Karl A. Schultz

July-August 2018

The encyclical is a profound reflection on marital love that was later deepened and contextualized in more pastoral and juridical (canon law) forums.

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Why Humanae Vitae Got It Right

WHAT GOD HAS PUT TOGETHER…

John F. Kippley

July-August 2018

In these times, the idea of self-giving love is squeezed out by the identification of love with sexual attraction and pleasure.

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Falling into the Darkness of Error
March 2018

Maurizio Chiodi, one of Pope Francis's most favored theologians, asserts that responsible parenthood can obligate a married couple to use artificial birth control. Yes, obligate!

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Is the Pope Looking to Lambeth?
November 2017

Why would Pope Francis form a group to study the composition of the 1968 encyclical if the intent is not to fundamentally change its message?

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A Virus, a Crisis

EXAMINING THE FALLOUT FROM ZIKAGATE

Monica Migliorino Miller

April 2016

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Rabbitgate: Twelve Questions for Pope Francis

GUEST COLUMN

C. Jacob Johnson

March 2015

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The Radiant Joys of Marital Discipline

GUEST COLUMN

Christopher J. Stravitsch

December 2012

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The Culture War & the Catholic Church

THE CONTRACEPTION MANDATE IN CONTEXT

Tom Bethell

April 2012

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Natural Family Planning & the New Evangelization

IT'S NOT 'CATHOLIC BIRTH CONTROL'

John F. Kippley

September 2011

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Rebuilding After the Collapse of Catholic Conviction

EXORCISING ESTABLISHED CUSTOMS

Kenneth D. Whitehead

April 2011

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The Culture of Death & the Death of a Culture

AN AMERICAN EXPORT TO JAPAN

Michael Thomas Cibenko

February 2009

It is in Japan where the problem and ramifications of marked declines in birthrate, both present and projected, are most evident.

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The Spirit of Humanae Vitae

MAKE THE LORD YOUR REFUGE

Frederick W. Marks

February 2008

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The U.S. Bishops Pitch NFP

THE USCCB'S 'MARRIED LOVE & THE GIFT OF LIFE'

John F. Kippley

March 2007

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Pope Paul VI's Prophetic Warning

THE BIRTH CONTROL PILL IS A "GATEWAY" DRUG

George Delgado

May 2006

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Standing Seldom by the Crib, But Often by the Coffin

GUEST COLUMN

Carrie Tomko

October 2001

As we bury our parents and watch our circle of family diminish, will we finally humble ourselves before God and ask forgiveness for rejecting the gifts He had to give us?

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The Catholic Hiroshima

RADIATION SICKNESS IN THE CHURCH

Dermott J. Mullan

September 2001

Dissent affects spiritual life in a way that is analogous to what happens to biological life in the aftermath of an atomic bomb.

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Infertility & the Illusion of Control

ON BUCKING GOD'S PLAN

Andrew D. Muras

April 2001

Our life, and each life, is really God’s and no one else’s, and must be treated as such. Life is not something we earn or something owed to us, it is purely a gift.

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The Sovietization of American Women

"NYET," SAY THE POPES

Rupert J. Ederer

May 1999

John Paul II wrote, “The mentality which honors women more for their work outside the home than for their work within the family must be overcome.”

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Contraception vs. Natural Piety

GUEST COLUMN

Thomas E. Woods Jr.

March 1999

The idea of nature as something to which we ought to conform ourselves allows for benign mystery as opposed to malign mastery.

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The New Wonder Non-Drug That Cures Contraception

GUEST COLUMN

Joseph Collison

November 1998

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Unhappy Anniversary: Humanae Vitae at 30

THE PROPHETIC INSIGHT OF POPE PAUL VI

Kenneth D. Whitehead

September 1998

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The Christian View of Sex

A TIME FOR APOLOGETICS, NOT APOLOGIES

Janet E. Smith

January 1998

Men and women today are tired of unfaithfulness, tired of shallow and brief relationships. They crave something more meaningful and reliable.

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A Belated Apology to Pope Paul VI

CATHOLICS & CONTRACEPTION

George D. Wignall

May 1997

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Opposing the Sexual Holocaust

Luis R. Gámez

January/February 1995

Review of Why Humanae Vitae Was Right

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Can One Be a Good Catholic & Believe Only Three-Quarters of What the Church Teaches?

ON PICK-AND-CHOOSE CATHOLICISM

Kenneth D. Whitehead

July-August 1991

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On the "Greenness" of Catholicism & Its further "Greening"

HONORING NATURE, THE BODY, SEXUALITY & THE EARTH

Stratford Caldecott

December 1989

We can make peace with nature only by restoring harmony within ourselves. It is holiness that manifests our true nature in the plan of God.

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