Humanae Vitae Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

President Biden and Progressive Catholic Fantasyland

Catholic progressives were not so craven in the face of legal segregation during the classic period of the civil rights movement; they were, in fact, bold and brave. So why the surrender to the Zeitgeist now?

The Ratzinger Diagnosis

In Benedict XVI’s view, the Catholic crisis of clerical sexual abuse was, in the main, an ecclesiastical by-product of the “sexual revolution”: a tsunami of cultural deconstruction that hit the Church in a moment of doctrinal and moral confusion, lax clerical discipline, poor seminary formation, and weak episcopal oversight, all of which combined to produce many of the scandals with which we’re painfully familiar today.

The Catholic Crisis, in Perspective

Perspective is at least as important when reading the signs of the times as it is in landscape painting.

Affirming and Celebrating Humanae Vitae

July 25 is the fiftieth anniversary of Humanae Vitae, Blessed Paul VI’s encyclical on the integrity of love and the appropriate means of family planning.

I First Read Humanae Vitae as a Protestant. Its Truthfulness Made Me Weep.

The world is full of lonely souls who need a beacon in their darkness, an ointment for their wounds, and a means of grace for their bereft spirits. For many, Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae has been all that and more.

Women Are the Heralds of ‘Humanae Vitae’

Women seem to be unhappier now than in previous generations. They need to hear the truth about the contraceptive mentality, especially from other women.

What’s Changed Since Humanae Vitae?

Europe is contracepting itself into demographic oblivion. And that means that Paul VI has been thoroughly vindicated in his warnings, in Humanae Vitae, about the effects of a “contraceptive culture.”

Whose Bourgeois Morality?

Passionate defenders of Amoris Laetitia might be a bit more careful when dismissing as a “middle-class lobby” those who raise legitimate concerns about the ambiguities in the document.