Release of Humanae Vitae study guide

Priests for Life

Washington, DC – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, announced today the release of the Study Guide on Humanae Vitae that the priests and pastoral associates of Priests for Life have published in order to assist parishes and individuals to prepare for the 40th anniversary of this landmark encyclical. 

“In three short months, the Church will reach the 40th anniversary of a document that remains as crucial today as the day it was issued,” said Fr. Pavone.  “Humanae Vitae isn’t just about ‘birth control;’ it’s about who is in control.  It’s about the dominion of God over human life.” 

Fr. Pavone added, “It is significant that in the same year, 1968, the United Nations issued the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, declaring everyone’s right to life and right to be recognized as a person before the law.  These two documents reinforce one another,” Fr. Pavone added.  “Either human beings have the final word about who lives or dies, or the reality of human rights, given by God, limits what we may or may not do.” 

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