Encyclical Letter on
As guardians rather than owners of the Church’s
doctrines, the popes are simply unable to alter the Church’s stand on such
topics as abortion, contraception, divorce, or women’s ordination.
When Pope Paul VI dramatically reaffirmed this
teaching through his Encyclical Letter on
in 1968, clearheaded commentators saw that far more
than the issue of contraception was at stake. The whole body of Catholic
teaching on the nature of the human person, of the one-flesh communion of
spouses in marriage, and of the meaning of human embodiment in relation to
questions of, for example, homosexual conduct and relationships, monogamy, and
marital fidelity and indissolubility was on the line.
The Pope’s encyclical deserved the courtesy of a reading. He incurred
the wrath of the theologians who promptly placed a full page ad telling all that
they disagreed with the Pope and individuals could believe THEM and not worry
about it. None of them had even read it yet.
Because of so much noise about the RH Bills at the present time
(towards the end of 2010) this has been updated today, November 17th,
Due to inadequate teaching from us on this all important matter, I am giving a
series of catecheses on Pope Paul the VI's Encyclical Letter on Human Life:
Teachings of Humanae
Vitae Ang Gitudlo sa Humanae Vitae