This year marks the 50th anniversary of “Humanae Vitae” (“On Human Life”), Pope Paul VI’s landmark encyclical on the regulation of human birth.
Then and now, many U.S. Catholics have disagreed with its teachings against contraception. Steve Bozza (director of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office for Life and Family) discusses this controversial document with producer Gina Christian, and shares his candid, heartfelt insights on what it can tell us.
New Philadelphia women’s center offers ‘authentic Catholic health care’
Reflections on ‘Humanae Vitae’ at 50 years
The legacy of ‘Humanae Vitae’ at 50 years
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How a non-Catholic couple discovered ‘Humanae Vitae’
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