Posts Tagged ‘Pope Paul VI’

Challenges to Marriage

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of articles to explore the American Bishops’ Pastoral Letter, “Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan.” Read Part I here, Part II here, Part III here, and Part V here.

Continuing with the concept of “hard sayings,” few popes in modern history have been met with such open opposition as when Paul...

Women’s Freedom: Humanae Vitae vs. the Sexual Revolution

Thank goodness for the sexual revolution, right? Now women can be free—unfettered by the standards of morality and religion—and truly own their own sexuality. This is the underlying message in the glossy magazines in the grocery store, the television dramas and reality shows, and the “lessons” learned in sexual education classes. But are the lives of women really more free and joyful now that we have birth control and other means of controlling (manipulating) our...

Fertility is Not a Disease

Throughout scripture, fertility is seen as one of God’s greatest blessings. For example, just look at the sorrow of the great women of the bible who suffered from infertility – Sarah and Elizabeth. When these mothers of two key figures in salvation history, Isaac and John the Baptist, miraculously conceived in their later years, there was no doubt in their mind that God had pity on them and heard their cry. These women rejoiced at...