The purpose was 'to follow up the 1968 Statement on Humanae Vitae
In regurgitating the oft-quoted dissent of the Canadian Catholic bishops from the teaching of Humanae vitae
at the time ("whoever honestly chooses the course which seems right does so in a good conscience"), Dr.
A brief comparison of Landino's terminology with that of Ficino and Pico is helpful for placing Landino's work in the context of late fifteenth-century Florentine thought concerning the genera vitae
While that was a good statement on conscience, it carefully avoided any mention of the Winnipeg Statement or the question of contraception or even Humanae vitae
Additional evidence of Bishop Carter's opposition to Humanae vitae
was his "Imprimatur" on a marriage preparation course called Married in the Lord.
This may explain Wills' sentence that Humanae vitae
"is not really about sex.
It would have caused continuing erosion of divine principle; the government, the Members of Parliament, and the pragmatists would have contented themselves by saying that everything possible had been done; gradually the "conscience of the nation" would have been "darkened" so that it would have accepted abortion upon demand as an inevitable fact of life, just as it has accepted divorce, pornography, obscenity, fornication, homosexuality, prostitution, and all the other perversions of the Culture of Death (Evangelium vitae
In Humanae vitae
Pope Paul VI invoked the authority of Christ (cf.
But I think it has been borne out that Humanae vitae
has become a watershed among the faithful.
A casual investigation would show that today it is no longer possible to have doubts about the authoritative doctrine of the Church concerning Humanae Vitae
and the unacceptability of dissent.
As previously reported, the Society for Catholic Life and Culture--in support of Bishops Colin Campbell, Roman Danylak, and Basil Filevich--also called upon Canadian bishops to approve a new statement which would reaffirm Humanae vitae
and defend its ban on artificial contraception, this coming October.