Foundations of Catholic Social Teaching

Chapter 4: Contraception, Catholicism, and Humanae Vitae (Columbia Catholic Ministry)


Contraception, Catholicism and Humanae Vitae | Columbia Catholic Ministry

Film Focus Point: This presentation by Fr. Dan O’Reilly is a response to the Health Care Mandate by the Obama administration regarding the availability of artificial contraceptives. In this program Fr. O’Reilly gives a brief explanation of Humanae Vitae, highlighting Pope Paul VI’s predictions on the widespread availability of artificial contraceptives.

Text Focus Point: Pages 124-126

Discussion Questions:

  1. What basic values is the Church protecting in its prohibition of the use of artificial contraceptives?
  2. What warnings by Pope Paul VI in Humanae Vitae have become prophetic?
  3. What is Natural Family Planning?

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