Saturday, June 28, 2008
To [Christian married couples] the Lord entrusts the task of making visible to men the holiness and sweetness of the law which unites the mutual love of husband and wife with their cooperation with the love of God the author of human life. (Pope Paul VI, Humanae vitae)
July marks the 40 year anniversary of Humanae Vitae, the encyclical letter written by Pope Paul VI outlining the Church's teaching on the sanctity of life. Specifically it reaffirms the Church's teaching on abortion and contraception. Humanae Vitae is a beautiful letter that outlines God's plan for protecting the sanctity of life beginning with the marital act itself. It has also been a very controversial letter as many Catholics have rejected this teaching.
Fr. Tom Euteneuer, the president of Human Life International, is collecting pledges of assent to the teachings outlined in Humanae Vitae.
Please read the text of Humanae Vitae and then go to the HLI website to sign the pledge.