The Prophetic Vision of Blessed Paul VI
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, Sooner Catholic:
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Blessed Paul VI’s prophetic encyclical letter, “Humanae Vitae” (Of Human Life) published on July 25, 1968.
Pope Paul VI reminded Catholics and all people of good will that something as sacred as the transmission of human life cannot be cut loose from its moorings without grave consequences to individuals, marriages and families, and to society as a whole. The transmission of life and dignity of married love are integrally entwined. Both are sacred.
The moorings that ensure respect for the dignity of human sexual love are rooted in God’s plan