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The Encyclical Humanae vitae marked a great innovation in the life of the Church: it was the first time that a papal document was taken up and commented on by the world press with such attention and with so critical a spirit – anticipations and predictions even leaked in the months before its publication. It was the first time too that the Pope was the subject of cartoons and above all that the...

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Humanae vitae: 50 years on

The Encyclical Humanae vitae marked a great innovation in the life of the Church: it ...

Learning to listen to the female body

In Humanae vitae Paul VI, having accepted the possibility of birth control by natural methods ...

A text reduced to silence

If ever there is a text that was not understood it is precisely the Encyclical ...

Reflections from another viewpoint

At the end of July 1968 the Catholic Church intervened decisively in the international debate ...

The birth control pill crisis is feminist

When an American woman, today the mother of a family and a militant ecologist, first ...

An ironic look at the ‘safe period’

It is 1965. Adam Appleby, a young 25-year-old student grappling with his doctoral thesis, as ...

Silvina Ocampo

The Argentinian writer Silvina Ocampo is one of the talented and original figures of Spanish ...

Young and consecrated

Two years ago I had the gift of living my week of Spiritual Exercises at ...

Tryphaena and Tryphosa: not too dainty to work hard in the Lord

It is typical of the Apostle Paul to include greetings in the closing section of ...

Never give up loving ​

Luke 6:27-38Immediately after the proclamation of the Beatitudes, Jesus teaches and asks the poor, proclaimed ...

The Pro Ecclesia Cross awarded to Sr Nicla Spezzati

Sr Nicla Spezzati, asc, has been awarded the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Cross, a decoration ...

Sr Burns and Humanae vitae

The article that Sr Helena Burns wrote in America Magazine, the United States periodical, is ...

A woman President of IFCU

A Portuguese woman, Isabel Maria de Oliveira Capeloa Gil, is the new President of the ...

The Bresson Award for Liliana Cavani

The Italian film director Liliana Cavani has won the 2018 Robert Bresson Award, presented on ...

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