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Humanae Vitae: 50th Anniversary Edition
Humanae Vitae: 50th Anniversary Edition


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Rediscover the beauty of the matrimonial call to be open to human life with this 50th anniversary edition of Blessed Paul VI’s Encyclical Humanae Vitae (On the Regulation of Birth).

Honoring both the spiritual and physical elements of conjugal love, the papal teaching recognizes that artificial birth control would fall short of the fullness of the marital union as total, faithful, exclusive, and fruitful. The encyclical thoughtfully considers the human person as a whole—body and spirit—and prophetically presents the practical social implications if the document’s conclusions—based on the full respect of the totality of persons—are ignored. As a prophetic teaching, Humanae Vitae strengthens Christian spouses in a beautiful, holy expression of human sexuality that profoundly respects the whole person and is open to life and faithful to love.

This 50th anniversary edition includes the full encyclical, with ten-year anniversary excerpts from Blessed Paul VI’s successors affirming the teachings of Humanae Vitae. Also includes selections from the 1968 US Catholic bishops’ statement, Human Life in Our Day.

Read the encyclical for yourself to understand the wisdom of the Church on artificial birth control!

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