OTTAWA — Canada’s Catholic Bishops say Humanae Vitae is much more than a “No” to contraception; it is an “emphatic ‘Yes’” to Christ’s promise of fullness of life.

To mark the 50th anniversary of Blessed Pope Paul VI’s controversial encyclical, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) released a statement July 20 entitled The Joy of Married Love, which examines the encyclical in light of St. Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and Pope Francis post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia.

“Humanae Vitae teaches that, created in the divine image, the human person is called to reflect God’s love in the

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