Este año se cumplen 38 años de la publicación de la Encíclica Humanae Vitae, de SS Pablo VI (25 de julio ), razón por la cuál adjuntamos el documento. Humanae vitae (Encyclical Letter on the Regulation of Births). .. anniversario della enciclica Humanae Vitae, Roma novembre Encíclica Humanae Vitae antevia a baixa generalizada de padrões morais a que foram profeticamente apontados na Encíclica de Paulo VI, Humanae Vitae.

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Paul VI ‘agonised over Humanae Vitae’

In the procreative faculty the human mind discerns biological laws that apply to the human person. It is not confined wholly to the loving interchange of husband and wife; it also contrives to go beyond this to bring new life into being. In the light of these facts the characteristic features and exigencies of married love are clearly indicated, and it is of the highest importance to evaluate them exactly.

Just as man does not have unlimited dominion over his body in general, so also, and with more particular reason, he has no such dominion over his specifically sexual faculties, for these are concerned by their very nature with the generation of life, of which God is the source.

Catholic Church and abortion. Ciappi, a doctoral graduate of the Pontificium Athenaeum Internationale Angelicumthe future Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Angelicumserved as professor of dogmatic theology there and was Dean of the Angelicum’s Faculty of Theology from to Married love particularly reveals its true nature and nobility when we realize that it takes its origin from God, who “is love,” 6 the Father “from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named. And life together in human society will be enriched with fraternal charity and made more stable with true peace when God’s design which He conceived for the world is faithfully followed.

The commission was only consultative but it submitted a report approved by a majority of 64 members to Paul VI. One is enough for the Church. He who loves his wife loves himself. For its natural adaptation to the expression and strengthening of the union of husband and wife is not thereby suppressed. Mainly because of its prohibition of artificial contraception some licit therapeutic procedures with the sole intent to cure bodily diseases are excepted [3]the encyclical was politically controversial.

If therefore there are well-grounded reasons for spacing births, arising from the physical or psychological condition of husband or wife, or from external circumstances, the Church teaches that married people may then take advantage of the natural cycles immanent in the reproductive system and engage in marital intercourse only during those times that are infertile, thus controlling birth in a way which does not in the least offend the moral principles which We have just explained.


But it comes as no surprise to the Church that she, no less than her divine Founder, is destined to be a “sign of contradiction. For it is your principal duty—We are speaking especially to you who teach moral theology—to spell out clearly and completely the Church’s teaching on marriage.

In this encyclical Paul VI reaffirmed the Catholic Church’s orthodox view of marriage and marital relations and a continued condemnation of “artificial” birth control. But his genius was prophetic, he had the courage to take a stand against the majority, to defend moral discipline, to exercise a cultural restraint, to oppose present and future neo-Malthusianism.

For by this sacrament they are strengthened and, one might almost say, consecrated to the faithful fulfillment of their duties. The marriage of those who have been baptized is, in addition, invested with the dignity of a sacramental sign of grace, for it represents the union of Christ and His Church.

The same encyclical also clarifies the use of conscience in arriving at moral decisions, including in the use of contraception.

Official opposition Canon Eucharist denial or excommunication Canon Evangelium vitae Humanae vitae In politics. Moreover, they should regard it vitar an essential part of their skill to make themselves fully proficient in this difficult field of medical knowledge.

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With regard to physical, economic, psychological and social conditions, responsible parenthood is exercised by those who prudently and generously decide to have more children, and by those who, for serious reasons and with due respect to moral precepts, decide not to have additional children for either a certain or an indefinite period of time.

Inthe Pope’s Apostolic exhortation, Familiaris consortio encilica the Church’s opposition to artificial birth control stated previously in Humanae vitae.

Married couples have a right to expect this much from them. The very nature of marriage and its use makes His will clear, while the constant teaching of votae Church spells it out. He explained why he did not accept the opinion of the majority report of the commission6.

The encyclical opens with an assertion of the competency of the encidlica of the Catholic Church to decide questions of morality.

For this reason, Paul VI teaches in the first sentence of Humanae Vitaethat the “transmission of human life is a most serious role humsnae which married people collaborate freely and responsibly with God the Creator.

The encyclical was not drafted precisely as Wojtyla proposed.


Consider this mission as one of your most urgent responsibilities at the present time. In carrying out this mandate, the Church enviclica always issued appropriate documents on the nature of marriage, the correct use of conjugal rights, and the duties of spouses.

Casti connubii is against contraception and regarding natural family planning allowed married couples to use their nuptial rights “in the proper manner” when because of either time or defects, new life could not be brought forth.

For it brings to family life abundant fruits of tranquility and peace. On the other hand, the Church does not consider at all illicit the use of those therapeutic means necessary to cure bodily diseases, even if a foreseeable impediment to procreation should result there from—provided such impediment is not directly intended for any motive whatsoever.

A year before, on 1 MayPope Francisin an interview given to Italian newspaper Corriere della Seraexpressed his opinion and praise for Humanae Vitae: For man cannot attain that true happiness for which he yearns with all the strength of his spirit, unless he keeps the laws which the Most High God has engraved in his very nature. AAS 45; to Society of Hematology: Retrieved 19 February This new state of things gives rise to new questions.

In Latin Americamuch support developed for the Pope and his encyclical. The right and lawful ordering of birth demands, first of all, that spouses fully recognize and value the true blessings of family life and that they acquire complete mastery over themselves and their emotions.

AAS 43 Gilfredo Marengo, a professor of theological anthropology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Familylaunched a research project he called “a work of historical-critical investigation without any aim other than reconstructing as well as possible the whole process of composing the encyclical”.

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Nevertheless, it is held that the sexual act must retain its intrinsic relationship to the procreation of human enicclica. And now We turn in a special way to Our own sons and daughters, to those most of all whom God calls to serve Him in the state of marriage. The Papal Commission on Birth Control”. Retrieved 30 October There had been a long-standing general Christian prohibition on contraception and abortion, with such Church Fathers as Clement of Alexandria and Saint Augustine condemning the practices.