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Why Humanae Vitae Was Right: A Reader Paperback – June 1, 1993
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"We now have more reason to believe than ever before that Humanae Vitae, the encyclical that many Catholics fought against, scoffed at, dissented from, and even left the Church over, is right. Janet Smith's scholarly compendium will provide ample evidence for the open-minded reader of Humanae Vitae's personalistic foundation, philosophical breadth, practical soundness, and prophetic inspiration." --Donald DeMarco, Author, Biotechnology and the Assault on Parenthood
"A superb collection of articles on every aspect of the encyclical and the issues that followed from it. This will be a major contribution to insuring that the whole question gets the attention it so crucially needs." --James Hitchcock, St. Louis University
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This book is a must read no matter what you believe about the Catholic position on artificial birth control. Get the facts.
The prophetic nature of the Church's teaching against contraception is seen in the current approval by some liberal Christians of the gay lifestyle. This outcome is not surprising because once the ban on contraception is rejected, there is no logical basis for objecting to nonprocreative homosexual acts. Even the liberal Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, who favors actively gay clergy, is on record as admitting that the embrace of contraception logically and eventually leads to the approval of the gay lifestyle.
Thus, the defenders of Humanae Vitae have been shown to be right. The Church's ban on contraception is central to Christian sexual morality. That is why the essays collected in this book are more important today than ever before.