“Next Friday will mark the 35th anniversary of the promulgation of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical “Humanae Vitae” (Of Human Life), in which he reaffirmed the Church’s teaching on contraception.

“Next Friday will mark the 35th anniversary of the promulgation of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical “Humanae Vitae” (Of Human Life), in which he reaffirmed the Church’s teaching on contraception. Bernardo Colombo, professor emeritus of demography at the University of Padua — brother of Bishop Carlo Colombo (1909-1991), a trusted theologian of Paul VI in the years of the Second Vatican Council — has just published an article in Theology, the review of Milan’s School of Theology, in which he tells of the writing of the encyclical.”