One of our neighboring parishes held a special vigil Mass this evening in honor of the 45th anniversary of Pope Paul VI's encyclical "Humane Vitae". The Mass was so well attended--it was packed, standing-room only!
Fr. Jerry Martin gave a beautiful sermon on the truth about the Church's teaching on artificial contraception, and the reasons for the teaching. I'm going to write him a note tomorrow thanking him for such a truthful, and moving, sermon.
If only more priests would preach (and preach well!) on the beauty of what was contained in Humana Vitae...how different our world today might be.
Pope Paul VI was a prophet. He foresaw so much of what we've experienced a culture, and he warned against it in his encyclical. If only we had listened...