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Humanae Vitae- Drink from the well of its wisdom!

This encyclical on contraception has been sorely misinterpreted, mostly because its teachings have never been read. The following is an excerpt from the encyclical itself. Drink from the well of its wisdom:

The Church’s view of “conjugal love”

“This love is first of all fully human, that is to say, of the senses and of the spirit at the same time…intended to endure and to grow by means of the joys and sorrows of daily life, in such a way that husband and wife become one heart and one soul, and together attain their human perfection.

“This love is total, that is to say, it is a very special form
of personal friendship, in which husband and wife generously share everything,
without undue reservations or selfish calculations.

“Again, this love is faithful and exclusive until death…, a fidelity which can sometimes bedifficult, but is always possible, always noble and meritorious, as no one can deny.

“Finally this love is fruitful for it is not exhausted by the communion between husband and wife, but is destined to continue, raising up new lives.” (num. 9)

Experience the transcendent beauty of the Church’s vision of marriage, family and human life!

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