Recently, in an interview with an Italian newspaper, Pope Francis was reported as expressing praise for Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI’s encyclical on the regulation of birth in keeping with God’s natural laws and Divine laws. Pope Francis reportedly said that Pope Paul VI was “prophetic” and that he “had the courage to place himself against the majority, defending the moral discipline, exercising a culture brake, opposing present and future neo-Malthusianism,.” He indicated that the time has come to delve deeper into the encyclical and develop a pastoral response to its teachings. Faithful Catholics welcome the Pontiff’s words and look forward to a renewed commitment to promulgating the timeless teachings of the encyclical.
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