February 22, 2018 – Humanae Vitae and the single girl
Humanae Vitae is a reassuring sanity-check for single Catholics. It says (implicitly) that love is possible and can be expected, and that it’s worth sacrifice. To a single woman like me, it says that I am worthy of respect and love and that no man has the right to intimacy without marital commitment. Intimacy means accepting who the other person really is as male or female in their totality, and that includes their capacity to become a father or a mother, respectively.