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

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

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

People are often too afraid or too selfish to have larger families

That was in 1967, the year before Humanae Vitae. I wonder what Barbara Ward would think now

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issues clarification about Benedict XVI’s remarks in Light of the World

In interview with Peter Seewald the Pope strongly affirms 1968 encyclical that ruled against use of contraception

In a wide-ranging and candid interview the Pope describes crisis as ‘a tremendous cloud of filth which darkens everything’

In fact, the Pope has merely confirmed what is already well established