Humanae Vitae, 40 years later

Today marks the fortieth anniversary of the controversial Papal encyclical Humanae Vitae, in which the Catholic Church hierarchy dug in its heels and refused to regard artificial birth control as anything other than a "grave evil."To mark this date, a coalition of dissenting Catholic organizations placed an ad featuring the following letter in a high-circulation Italian newspaper:An Open Letter to the PopeToday, July 25, 2008, the Catholic church marks the 40th anniversary of Humanae … [Read more...]