GUEST COMMENTARY: Humanae Vitae: Bad for the church, worse for the world

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WASHINGTON-Forty years ago, the Vatican slammed the door on the hopes of the vast majority of Catholics and confirmed a complete prohibition on modern methods of contraception. Today, the rupture that Humanae Vitae caused between the Vatican and lay Catholics remains unhealed. That papal encyclical, which enshrined the teaching against contraception, radically altered my church, […]

  • Martha

    This guy doesn’t have a clue. The condom distribution programs have been an absolute failure in Africa. Look at the data. The only country where new HIV infections have decreased dramatically is Uganda, which focuses on abstinence and faithfulness in marriage. This program originated with the people themselves. The condom programs exported from the U.S. are totally ineffective.