Skip to comments.Humanae Vitae at 45
Posted on 09/15/2013 1:21:15 PM PDT by RBStealth
A few weeks ago, while pondering the upcoming sapphire anniversary of Pope Paul VIs Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life) and the continuing controversy over the birth control encyclical throughout both Church and society, I came across the following, in an essay the Polish Nobel laureate Czesław Miłosz wrote shortly before his death in 2004: Increasingly the institution of marriage is being replaced by simply living together, which has followed upon the sundering of the link between sex and fertility. This is not just a revolution in the area of moral norms; it reaches much deeper, into the very definition of man. If the drive which is innate in man as a physiological being conflicts with the optimum condition that we call a human way of life (sufficient food, good living conditions, womens rights), and therefore has to be cheated with the help of science, then the rest of our firmly held convictions about what is natural behavior and what is unnatural fall by the wayside.
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That document was stunningly accurate in what it foretold.
“...mindset that reduced marriage to a legal contract for purposes of mutual (tax) convenience...”
Could have been written about those who support gay marriage.
A lot of heterosexual marriages ARE gay marriages: premised upon sterile sex.