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Couples urged to respect life at Humanae Vitae symposium

HONG KONG (SE): To mark the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life), the encyclical of Pope St. Paul VI issued on 25 July 1968, the Diocesan Commission for Marriage and the Family organised a symposium at the Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Tiu Keng Leng, to look at the challenges facing the protection of life today and urged people to respect it.
 
The encyclical addressed such issues as birth control and abortion and laid out the Church’s moral teaching on the sanctity of life. 
 

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British priests support prophetic Humanae Vitae

MANCHESTER (CNS): Nearly 500 British priests signed a statement in support of the encyclical of Blessed Pope Paul VI, Humanae Vitae, (Of Human Life) that forbade married couples from using contraception.
 
They said the prophetic warnings contained in the encyclical, published on 25 July 1968, have proved to be accurate.
 

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