Tagged: Humanae Vitae

NFP Week and Pastoral Accompaniment

Five years ago, my wife, Kristina, and I had just had our fourth child, we were dealing with postpartum anxiety, depression, infant-induced sleep deprivation, and the real, daily struggles of having four kids under five years old. On top of...

NFP Week and Pastoral Accompaniment

The Hermeneutic of Traditionalism

Shortly after Traditionis Custodes was promulgated last summer, Shaun Blanchard wrote an excellent analysis of the motu proprio for Church Life Journal. In that article, Blanchard claimed that “we should see Traditionis Custodes as a decisive contribution by Pope Francis...

The Hermeneutic of Traditionalism

NFP Week Roundup

In conjunction with yesterday’s anniversary of St. Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae, this week has been designated by the USCCB as National NFP Awareness Week. Humanae Vitae, of course, affirmed the Church’s traditional teaching that prohibits the use of...

NFP Week Roundup

Humanae Vitae, precursor of Pope Francis

In my last article, I tried to prove how Pope Francis, far from being an enemy of Humanae Vitae (HV), was actually a faithful disciple of Paul VI’s polemical encyclical on birth regulation. In this article, I wish to further...

Humanae Vitae, precursor of Pope Francis

Pope Francis, disciple of Humanae Vitae

One of the most prevailing fears (and one of the most often evoked) by Francis critics is that the Holy Father wishes to overturn Humanae Vitae (HV). The now 50 year old encyclical is currently disregarded by a vast number...

Pope Francis, disciple of Humanae Vitae

Humanae Vitae and Me

Back in May, my family went to Mass in another state because we were visiting my in-laws. The kids were in rare form. Our 4-year-old daughter repeatedly tried to go under the pew, and protested loudly whenever my wife or...

Humanae Vitae and Me

Catholic links of note for July 12, 2018

Here is a collection of interesting and important Church-related stories from around the globe:  1. From Catholic News Service, new research by Msgr. Gilfredo Marengo of the Vatican’s secret archives counters the widespread myths about the composition Humanae Vitae, Bl. Paul...

Catholic links of note for July 12, 2018

Humanae Vitae: truth, accompaniment, and culpability

Therefore, it must be emphasized once more that the pastoral intervention of the Church in support of the family is a matter of urgency. Every effort should be made to strengthen and develop pastoral care for the family, which should...

Humanae Vitae: truth, accompaniment, and culpability