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Topic: Humanae Vitae

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 16/10/13

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Has the Church succumbed to an anti-family culture?

Couples must not persuade themselves of the need to limit the size of their families

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A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Our bishops should do more to promote the Church’s teaching on marriage and family

The common good depends on stable marriages open to life

If only Sister Wendy Beckett had taken her lead from Bishop Egan when talking about condoms on the radio

To avoid causing scandal, Sister Wendy should perhaps stick to art

Catholic world mourns renowned biblical scholar Cardinal Martini

The influential Italian Jesuit died today aged 85

Thank goodness for Bishop-elect Egan. Humanae Vitae, he says, is infallible

On the other hand, an obituary of my chaplain in the 1960s recalls the encyclical’s very divided reception

A heretical priest has renounced his errors. That’s fine. But he also paid for two abortions; has he expressed penitence for THAT? The CDF isn’t saying

Collaboration with the procurement if an abortion attracts automatic excommunication: has any excommunication been officially lifted? Is he in fact sorry he did it?

What is sex for?

Anglicans (and Catholics) get themselves in a muddle over gay marriage because they’ve forgotten the meaning of sex

Never underestimate the self-giving of the Catholic priesthood

We easily forget those good priests whose reputations can be permanently tarnished by false accusations