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The Times Have Changed - Now Catholic Priests Back “Humanae Vitae”

Almost 500 British priests signed a statement in support of Paul VI's Humanae vitae (1968) calling it “truly prophetic” and “more relevant than ever”.

Father Marcus Holden writes on Twitter (June 15), that the statement represents a huge shift as back in 1968 Humanae Vitae had only few supporters.

The statement explains that the priests witness daily the crisis in family life and marriage,

“The teaching on the inseparability of the procreative and unitive ends of marriage needs to be proclaimed again with confidence.”

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Where could this letter be signed by laymen?
GJA Taylor
..."back in 1968 Humanae Vitae had only few supporters". Is that not the nub of it. The clergy then were faithless, lacking in basic spirituality and so their teaching was woolly to say the least and downright garbage in so many cases. In my memory I heard one sermon on contraception and maybe 5 or 6 on abortion.
Now, 500 actually believe, well that is a start anyway. I would dearly like to know … More