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As professor of Christian ethics Germain Grisez states: "With Humanae vitae
, Paul VI reaffirmed the constant and very firm teaching of the Church excluding contraception.
points out the sufficiency of God's grace to keep the divine natural law prohibiting contraception (cf.
43) Alberti agrees, saying that to achieve contemplation one should leave actions behind, though he does not discuss the genera vitae
's management team begins with Vitae
founder Paul Hockett, AIA, a 25-year industry veteran.
The $34 million financing for Vitae
brings together funding from two new investors and Vitae
's existing investors.
The two essays seem to have been written some time ago, perhaps ten years or more, because while Wills traces the support of Pope John Paul II for Humanae vitae
, he stops midway in the nineteen eighties and, for example, never mentions Evangelium vitae
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
As Archbishop Chaput of Denver, Colorado, said in his pastoral letter on the thirtieth anniversary of Humanae vitae
: "Selective dissent from Humanae vitae
soon fueled broad dissent from Church authority and attacks on the credibility of the Church herself.
But I think it has been borne out that Humanae vitae
has become a watershed among the faithful.
For your information, I am enclosing a letter from the Apostolic Delegate to the President of this Episcopal Conference, dated October 21, 1968, indicating that His Holiness Pope Paul VI had with satisfaction taken cognizance of the 1967 statement on Humanae vitae
by the bishops of Canada.
In honour of its thirtieth anniversary, Bishop Roman Danylak of the Ukrainian-Byzantine Eparchy of Toronto took the initiative in calling for a new Canadian affirmation of the 1968 encyclical Humanae vitae
(On human life).