Bishop reflects on ‘Humanae Vitae,’ draws parallel to government determinations

Noting the 40th anniversary next year of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical “Humanae Vitae,” which reaffirmed the church’s opposition to artificial contraception, Bishop Robert Vasa of Baker, Ore., draws parallels between church teaching and the actions of a government authority. In his column in the Catholic Sentinel, which serves both the Baker Diocese and the Portland Archdiocese in Oregon, he writes that while the reasons behind a judgment of a county planning commission which he recently dealt with may not be clear to those who have to observe it, so too the reasons behind Pope Paul’s determination in “Humanae Vitae” may not be clear but should be followed. Click here for the full column.

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