Below is a reflection of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, entitled ‘Fifty Years of the Gift of Humanae Vitae’ from Cardinal Wuerl’s blog:

When Pope Paul VI published Humanae Vitae 50 years ago, it was a time of social upheaval and dissent, especially in the areas of marriage, family and human sexuality, followed by years of deficient religious education and misunderstanding at many levels.
This 50th anniversary challenges us then in the need for both clarity in our teaching and accompaniment in our effort to achieve reception of the teaching as part of the Church’s healing and saving mission. We need to help all to

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