Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Spirit & Life: Humanae Vitae was prophetic...and right!
Pope Paul VI signed Humanae vitae on 25 July 1968 [Wikipedia image]
Is the Church going to "revisit" its teachings against
artificial contraception? That's what Melinda Gates - wife of Microsoft
founder and billionaire Bill Gates - hopes. In a recent interview with
the BBC, Gates said she is "optimistic" that Pope Francis and the Vatican might do just that.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is one of the leading
promoters and providers of contraception in the developing world. So
it's no surprise that Melinda, who dissents from Church teaching on
contraception yet considers herself a Catholic, is excited and hopeful
the Catholic Church - the last major holdout against the contraception
revolution - will cave into the zeitgeist.
Perhaps Melinda was reacting to rumors swirling among well-informed
Vatican sources that there are efforts afoot within the Vatican to
"reinterpret" Blessed Pope Paul VI's famous encyclical Humanae Vitae.