Wednesday, 1 July 2009
The "Catastrophic" Dissent from Humanae Vitae
"One can recall what happened during the tenure of Pope Paul VI, when he came out with his landmark and prophetic encyclical Humane Vitae. Significant numbers of bishops, priests, theologians and others rejected it. They absolutely rejected it. The majority of Canadian bishops signed the infamous Winnipeg Statement that just categorically rejected Humane Vitae. That kind of rebellion is catastrophic. Paul VI was prophetic with that encyclical and much of what he warned about has come to pass."
"The long-term effects of rejecting the papal encyclical are "profound," says Fr. Corapi. "The argument can be strongly made that the proliferation of abortion can pretty much be traced to artificial contraception," he said. "It's almost a cause-and-effect kind of thing, and Paul VI warned about that. But large numbers [of] Church leaders rejected it and were so bold as to even reject it in writing, and that's not without consequences. There were profound consequences not only in the Church but in the United States, Canada and the whole world. It's had a profound effect on de-Christianizing the culture."
Read the interview here
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