However, for me, Paul VI means, more than anything else, the incredible, heart-throbbng, completely against-the-odds and grace-drenched miracle of Humanae Vitae.
...heart-throbbing and grace-drenched...? are you a drama critic by chance...?
...guess that’s what the phrase ‘diff’rent strokes’ mean...because when I think of Paul VI I think of the impoverished and flaccid Mass that bears his name...
needs more cowbell?
I was too stupid to do so at the time (1968), but have come to realize that Humanae Vitae -- the "Sanctity of Human Life" --- was the most important re-affirmation of Catholic doctrine in 500 years. Done by And it was done by Paul VI: depressed, sickly, diffident ---and nothing can quite account for such a thing but the power of the Holy Spirit.