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To: Mrs. Don-o
But to those who did receive Humanae Vitae, it changed lives, saved marriages, enriched families, led to the multiplication of more godly children

Well, maybe. I thought it was a reaffirmation of existing dogma so hard to understand why all the dramatic benefits. Maybe because of chemical birth control it had to be stated anew? I personally don't recall anyone or anything changing but then my interpersonal network is very small.

104 posted on 10/19/2014 4:06:24 PM PDT by steve86 (Prophecies of Maelmhaedhoc OÂ’Morgair (Latin form: Malachy))
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To: steve86
You are exactly right that this was the reiteration of a view of the purposes of sex, and a rejection of the perversion thereof, which had been with us since the days of Onan.

However, I'm just old enough to remember 1967 and 1968. It "felt" as if it were all going to change; and all the powers that be--- I mean ALL the powers that be in academia, the media, government, the medical, legal, and legal professions, the Socialists, the Capitalists, the racists and the racial-justice activists, the humanitarians, the libertarians, the contrarians, the punditocracy, the academic theologians, the opinionators in the secular, Protestant, Jewish and emphatically the Catholic world --- The Papal Birth Control Advisory Commission for God's sake! --- said it was all going to change.

I remember that Dr. John Rock, the guy who ran the clinical trials for the oral contraceptive, was a daily communicant who could not even conceive that the Catholic Church would find any problems with this.

Paul VI went against the entire world. It was Paulus Contra Mundum.

We may live to see how important this was. It may require first, sadly, that several nations be annihilated.

106 posted on 10/19/2014 4:41:04 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Stet.)
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