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Humanae Vitae encyclical – the catholic church’s basis for it’s stand on birth control

read text of humanae vitae here: https://2010presidentiables.wordpress.com/reproductive-health-bill-5043/humanae-vitae-encyclical-basis-for-catholic-churchs-stand-on-birth-control-read-text/

read homily of  bishop lagdameo on humanae vitae here: https://2010presidentiables.wordpress.com/reproductive-health-bill-5043/homily-on-humanae-vitae-by-bishop-lagdameo/

from wikepedia (click here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanae_Vitae)

Humanae Vitae (Latin “Of Human Life”) is an encyclical written by Pope Paul VI and promulgated on July 25, 1968. Subtitled “On the Regulation of Birth”, it re-affirms the traditional teaching of the Catholic Church regarding abo


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rtion, contraception, and other issues pertaining to human life.

Mainly because of its prohibition of all forms of artificial contraception, the encyclical has been controversial. Pope Paul VI did not issue any additional encyclicals in the remaining ten years of his pontificate. In 2008, Pope Benedict XVI called this topic “so controversial, yet so crucial for humanity’s future.” Humanae Vitae became “a sign of contradiction but also of continuity of the Church’s doctrine and tradition… What was true yesterday is true also today.”[1]

  1. jlocute
    October 5, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    It is told by the Blessed Mother, that “sins of the flesh” is the most reason why many people goes to hell. Many abuse their sexuality today; contraceptives, masturbation, infidelity with their partner, premarital sex and” live-in and sex” without marriage. In the Bible, Jesus told us that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. All of these are sin which we think are normal during this time.

    • jur
      October 5, 2010 at 10:17 pm

      Mary isn’t holy.
      That’s why it’s the “Assumption of Mary”

      The Catholic church just “assumes” she’s holy.

      READ THE BIBLE, her role is just to bore God’s son.

      The exaltation of Mary is evil!
      She’s taking away the concentration from Jesus who is THE SAVIOUR!

      • October 6, 2010 at 10:00 am

        ‘Mary isn’t holy. That’s why it’s the “Assumption of Mary” The Catholic church just “assumes” she’s holy.’

        Another show of ignorance.
        Isn’t the Ark of the Covenant holy just because it was dedicated by God and it bears the holy things of God? You are practically implying that the Son of God — infinitely more holy than the objects inside the Ark of the Covenant — was bore for 9 months by an unholy woman. Do you know what the word unholy means? If you do, you cannot even imagine Jesus inside an unholy woman.

        The word “assume” here means “take up someone’s soul into heaven”. You are the one who assumes (according to your definition) that you understand what you are saying.

        “READ THE BIBLE, her role is just to bore God’s son.”

        Read the Bible and you will see that Jesus doesn’t need a woman just to have someone to bear him. God can make a body for him out of stones. What he needs are human and holy parents that will live in holiness with him. You will also see that Mary intercedes for others and she anticipated Jesus’s first public ministry/miracle. She even teaches everybody to obey Jesus. And at the foot of the cross, she became the inspiration of the followers of Jesus, and the Master even gave the beloved apostle — who represents all Christians — to Mary as her son.


        If Mary is not the mother of God, then Jesus is not God. If Jesus is God, and Mary is his mother, then Mary is the mother of God. Want to complicate it more?

        “The exaltation of Mary is evil!”

        So the respect of others to your mother (and father) is evil because it takes away the respect from you?

        “She’s taking away the concentration from Jesus who is THE SAVIOUR!”

        His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Are you not one with the servants of Jesus? Is she taking away the concentration from Jesus or she is making the servants focused on Jesus?

        • October 8, 2010 at 12:48 am

          Bravo, my brother in Christ! GBU!

      • madonna
        October 11, 2010 at 3:54 pm

        are you crazy?

        if you respect and believe in Jesus, then you should also respect and believe in his mother. I thought you read the bible. Jesus even announced it to his people that his mother be respected and made holy.

        what you typed was ridiculous. She is the Mother of God. duhhh… Jesus is God the Son. Mary is the Mother of Jesus. So Mary is the Mother of God.
        do you get it? or you’re still that dumb to not get it?

  2. jlocute
    October 5, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    The Catholic Church is the only one now opposing the evil on this RH Bill. While many of its children embrace and join the enemy in persecuting the Church.

  3. October 5, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    there is a dispute whether humanae vitae is an infallible document. many church scholars and theologians have said it is not and therefor something catholics do not have to follow but only take as some kind of a guideline.

    • Jov
      October 5, 2010 at 6:16 pm

      There was in deed a great debate among the members of the Catholic Hierarchy in the 60s. But we never forget, that three Popes have already re-affirmed it.

      “What was true yesterday is true also today”… and I cannot describe it more better than the manner it was describe by the one who wrote this on wikipedia

      “18. It is to be anticipated that perhaps not everyone will easily accept this particular teaching. There is too much clamorous outcry against the voice of the Church, and this is intensified by modern means of communication. But it comes as no surprise to the Church that she, no less than her divine Founder, is destined to be a “sign of contradiction.” [23] She does not, because of this, evade the duty imposed on her of proclaiming humbly but firmly the entire moral law, both natural and evangelical. Since the Church did not make either of these laws, she cannot be their arbiter—only their guardian and interpreter. It could never be right for her to declare lawful what is in fact unlawful, since that, by its very nature, is always opposed to the true good of man. In preserving intact the whole moral law of marriage, the Church is convinced that she is contributing to the creation of a truly human civilization. She urges man not to betray his personal responsibilities by putting all his faith in technical expedients. In this way she defends the dignity of husband and wife. This course of action shows that the Church, loyal to the example and teaching of the divine Savior, is sincere and unselfish in her regard for men whom she strives to help even now during this earthly pilgrimage “to share God’s life as sons of the living God, the Father of all men.”

  4. Wilberg
    October 7, 2010 at 2:23 am

    The title is ignorant, if not intentionally misleading. Humanae Vitae is not the Church’s basis on its stand on birth control. Contraception is older than Christianity and the issue was already addressed by the Church since its very beginning.

  5. susan
    October 18, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    wala namang pumapansin sa encyclical na to. that is perhaps the reason why the church’s position on birth control is very weak.

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