Friday, July 25, 2008

Humanae Vitae at 40

I was going to try to say something new and insightful about Humanae Vitae, the 40th anniversary of which we commemorate today. But I'm not feeling poignant just now.

Instead, I'll take the lazy way out and link to this post, also on HV, which I wrote two years ago today.

Considering how much Paul VI has been pilloried for HV, it's interesting to note that he issued it on July 25, the feast of St. James—the first Apostle to be martyred.

I'd also encourage the reading of a smashingly good (and yea, insightful) essay in the current issue of First Things titled, "The Vindication of Humanae Vitae". Said essay is most notable for demonstrating that some of the clearest confirmations of Paul VI's predictions HV have come from secular circles.

Check thou it out.

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