May 18, 2018 – How following Humanae Vitae can lead to a happier, more fulfilled life

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2018/05/18/how-following-humanae-vitae-can-lead-to-a-happier-more-fulfilled-life/

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical, Humanae Vitae. It caused immediate shock waves in the Catholic world, followed by outright rebellion from millions of Church members, unfortunately abetted by many priests. In retrospect it was a watershed moment in the Church’s history in the 20th Century; the occasion that split the Church between its faithful members, now the “orthodox” Catholics, and a huge number of their fellows who, supposedly following their private conscience in using contraception, made the radical decision to choose which teachings of the Church to assent to, and which to give their “loyal dissent” – an oxymoron if ever there was one.

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