“Paul VI would not be surprised”

Archbishop Charles Chaput: “The #MeToo movement, emotional wreckage, sexual disease and date rape are the realities we’ve inherited from the sexual revolution"

“The #MeToo movement, emotional wreckage, sexual disease and date rape are the realities we’ve inherited from the sexual revolution. Paul VI would not be surprised,” said Archbishop Charles Chaput in a speech Wednesday. “The Church in Humanae Vitae identified and rejected sexual exploitation of women years before that message entered the cultural mainstream,” said Chaput. The … [Read more...]

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It’s official: Paul VI and Oscar Romero will be canonized

Though no date has yet been announced, both are expected to be canonized together during the Synod of Bishops in October

The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope Francis has recognized a second miracle allowing five people on the path to sainthood to be canonized, the most prominent being Bl. Pope Paul VI and Bl. Oscar Romero. Though no date has yet been announced, both Paul VI and Oscar Romero are expected to be canonized together during the Synod of Bishops in October. Apart from his role in … [Read more...]

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Paul VI, prophet

LA Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron: Pontiff who gave us 'Humanae vitae' nearly 50 years ago accurately predicted the consequences of turning away from the Church’s classic teaching on sex

This coming July, we will mark the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s deeply controversial encyclical letter Humanae vitae. I won’t bore you with the details of the innumerable battles, disagreements, and ecclesial crises that followed upon this text. Suffice it to say that this short, pithily argued letter became a watershed in the post-conciliar Catholic Church and one of the … [Read more...]

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