Monthly Archives: July 2018

Humanae Vitae was courageous, but not prophetic: Catholic historian

(Roberto de Mattei, Life Site News, 24 july 2018)

Humanae Vitae should be celebrated for upholding the Catholic Church’s ban on contraception and abortion but, at least in one sense, it was not prophetic, a noted Catholic historian has said.  leggi tutto

The Birth of Humanae Vitae in light of the Vatican Archives

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 18 july 2018)

At the beginning of 2017, Pope Francis set up “a study committee” to prepare for the 50th anniversary of the encyclical Humanae Vitae (July 25th 2018). The existence of this “secret” committee was brought to light some months later by two Catholic publications Stilum Curiae* and Corrispondenza Romana. leggi tutto

Rereading Humanae Vitae in the light of Casti connubii

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 05 july 2018)

Over the last few decades the West has experienced an “anti-family” Revolution without precedent in history. One of the tenets of this process in the disintegration of the institution of the family was the separation of the two primary purposes of marriage, the procreative and the unitive. leggi tutto