The Letter that Changes Lives
- Click Here to Read Humanae Vitae
On July 25, 1968, Pope Paul VI issued the
encyclical letter Humanae Vitae – “On Human Life.”
- Humanae Vitae: A Challenge to Love – PDF
Overview by Janet E. Smith, PhD
Monthly Prayers Inspired by Humanae Vitae
As the Church celebrates the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae, we invite you to join us in reflecting each month on key themes within the document with these simple reflections below:
How Humanae Vitae Changes People
This encyclical clashed so much with the prevailing cultural tide of the so-called “sexual revolution” that it became vilified. Unfortunately even within the Church the beauty of this short letter has gone largely unnoticed. But when people do read this encyclical, their lives change as they begin to realize the beautiful truth about God’s plan for married love and human sexuality.
The video below shares one such story . . .