Gilfredo Marengo, author of the book “La nascita di un’enciclica. Humanae vitae alla luce degli Archivi Vaticaniˮ (Birth of an encyclical. Humanae vitae is not a “pre-conciliar” encyclical, Bl. Paul VI did not develop The book “La nascita di un enciclica” (The Birth of an encyclical). Una ricerca storica sulla nascita di Humanae vitae – l’ultima enciclica di papa Paolo VI emanata il 25 luglio del – realizzata attraverso.

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It could never be right for her to declare lawful what is in fact unlawful, since that, by its very nature, is always opposed to the true good of man. Now it is true that like all good things which are outstanding for their nobility and for the benefits which they confer on men, so this law demands from individual men and women, from families and from human society, a resolute purpose and great endurance. Whoever really loves his partner loves not only for what he receives, but loves that partner for the partner’s own sake, content to be able to enrich the other with the gift of himself.

This particular doctrine, often expounded by the magisterium of the Church, is based on the inseparable connection, established by God, which man on his own initiative may not break, between the unitive significance and the procreative significance which are both inherent to the marriage act.


This was all the more necessary because, within the commission itself, vitaf was not complete agreement concerning the moral norms to be proposed, and especially because certain approaches and criteria for a solution to this question had emerged which were at variance with the moral doctrine on marriage constantly taught by the magisterium of the Church.

She knows their weaknesses, she has compassion on the multitude, she welcomes sinners.

Seeking True Solutions We are fully aware of the difficulties confronting the public authorities in this matter, especially in the developing countries. De Nascende Prolis was mostly a clear and correct explanation of principles, while the Poupard — Martin draft took the perspective of the faithful that hoped from the Church for an interpretation of the moral law. Not much experience is needed to be fully aware of human weakness and to understand that human beings—and especially the young, who are so exposed to temptation—need incentives to keep the moral law, and it is an evil thing to make it easy for them to break that law.

On ‘Humanae vitae’- Pope Paul VI did not act alone

Sed nunc una cum Decessore Nostro ven. Using the resources of the Vatican Secret Archives and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith humaae, they hope to detail the writing process and the interaction between the commission, publicity surrounding the commission’s work, and Paul’s own authorship.


This concern dominated several articles in Catholic and non-Catholic journals at the time. Eodem namque ipsi roborantur et veluti consecranturut fideliter munia sua exsequantur, vocationem ad expletam sui formam perficiant, christianumque testimonium, ut eos addecet, coram mundo edant. I beg you my brothers let us avoid another Galileo affair. Porro si nihil de salutari Christi doctrina demittere praecellens quoddam caritatis erga animos genus est, at idem semper cum tolerantia atque caritate coniungatur oportet, quarum ipse Redemptor, cum hominibus et colloquens et agens, exempla prodidit.

This course of action shows that the Church, loyal to the example and teaching of the divine Savior, is sincere and unselfish in her regard for men whom she strives to help even now during this earthly pilgrimage “to share God’s life as sons of the living God, the Father of all men. Whoever really loves his encicllica loves not only for what he receives, but loves that partner for the partner’s own sake, content to be able to enrich the other with the gift of himself.

Verumtamen et vos singuli, unusquisque uxorem suam sicut seipsum diligat: Id vero muneris tamquam maximum opus et onus, in praesenti vobis commissum, habetote. Ita igitur Nationum Rectores alloqui placet, quippe quibus potissimum onus boni communis tutandi iniunctum sit, liceatque tantopere ad bonos tuendos mores conferre: For We invite all of you, We implore you, to give a lead to your priests who assist you in the sacred ministry, and to the faithful of your gitae, and to devote yourselves with all zeal and without delay to safeguarding the holiness of marriage, in order to guide married life to its full human and Christian perfection.

At a time when the problem of population growth was being raised, he had the courage to defend openness to life in families. In the book “Nighttime conversations in Jerusalem. Quoniamque, qui multi artificiosas vias defendere conantur, quibus liberorum numerus coerceatur, iidem sive coniugalis amoris, sive paternitatis sui officii consciae requisita praetexunt, necesse idcirco est, duo haec gravia vitae matrimonialis elementa accurate definire atque illustrare.

As their children grow up, they develop a right sense of values and achieve a serene and harmonious use of their mental and physical powers. It could well happen, therefore, that when people, either individually or in family or social life, experience the inherent difficulties of the divine law and are determined to avoid them, they may give into the hands of public authorities the power to intervene in the most personal and intimate responsibility of husband and wife.


The acceptance of artificial methods of birth control is then claimed to result in several negative consequences, among them a general lowering of moral standards resulting from sex without consequences, and the danger that men may reduce women to being a mere instrument for the satisfaction of [their] own desires; finally, abuse of power by public authorities, and a false sense of autonomy. Paul VI had also the courage to reject De Nascendi Prolisthe first draft of the encyclical, after it was already set and had been sent out for translation.

Eius igitur voci modeste obsecuti, christiani coniuges meminerint, suam vocationem ad vitam christianam, e baptismate exortam, sacramento Matrimonii amplius et explicatam et confirmatam esse. But it comes as no surprise to the Church that it, no less than its divine Founder, is destined to be a “sign of contradiction. 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.

Let them therefore continue constant in their resolution always to support those lines of action which accord with faith and with right reason. Retrieved 11 November Nevertheless, it is held that the sexual act must retain its intrinsic relationship to the procreation enciclicw human life. The Pope predicts that future progress in social cultural and economic spheres will make marital viate family life more joyful, provided God’s design for the world is faithfully followed.

50 años de la ‘Humanae Vitae’: ¿Por qué la encíclica de Pablo VI es profética y actual?

Indeed it cannot be observed unless God comes to their help with the grace by which the goodwill of men is sustained and strengthened. The fact is, as experience shows, that new life is not the result of each and every act of sexual intercourse.

Quidquid ergo hodie in socialis, ut aiunt, communicationis instrumentis sensus commovet dissolutosque enciclicq alit, pariterque quaevis scribendi obscenitas turpiumque spectaculorum forma palam atque uno ore iis omnibus improbanda sunt viris, qui tum civilis cultus provehendi, tum praecipuorum animi bonorum tuendorum sollicitudine tenentur. The sexual activity, in which husband and wife are intimately and chastely united with one another, through which human life is transmitted, is, as the recent Council recalled, “noble and worthy.

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