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‘Humanae Vitae’ at 50

‘Humanae Vitae’ at 50

| July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Exploring the landmark 1968 encyclical “Humanae Vitae” ­— “Of Human Life” affirming the Church’s teaching on marriage and contraception.

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Embracing natural family planning

Embracing natural family planning

| July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Couples share their experience with natural family planning

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With Binz and Shannon, ‘Humanae Vitae’ shaped local Church legacy

With Binz and Shannon, ‘Humanae Vitae’ shaped local Church legacy

| July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

The formation of — and fallout from — “Humanae Vitae” was an intimate affair for leaders of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Among the three American bishops who served on the Vatican’s Pontifical Commission on Population, Family and Birth-rate — popularly known as the “birth control commission” — was Archbishop Leo Binz of St. Paul and Minneapolis, who maintained throughout the commission that every contraceptive act was wrong.

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‘Humanae Vitae’ said rooted in respect church has for human dignity

‘Humanae Vitae’ said rooted in respect church has for human dignity

| Dennis Sadowski | July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fifty years ago, an encyclical was released affirming a long-held teaching of the Catholic Church, yet it became one of the most controversial encyclicals in recent church history.

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Bishop Cozzens spotlights ‘Humanae Vitae’

Bishop Cozzens spotlights ‘Humanae Vitae’

| July 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fifty years ago, Blessed Pope Paul VI articulated the gift of the Church’s positive vision of human sexuality in the encyclical “Humanae Vitae,” and its message is a stark contrast to the false vision of sexuality that society promotes, said Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens. An example of that “false vision,” he said, can be found along Minnesota highways in the form of billboards advertising vasectomies.

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