Showing posts with label Humanae Vitae. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Humanae Vitae. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Adieu, Humanae Vitae

[Magister] Goodbye, “Humanae Vitae.” Half a century later, the encyclical against artificial methods of birth control that marked the most dramatic moment of the pontificate of Paul VI, rejected by entire episcopates, contested by countless theologians, disobeyed by myriads of faithful, is now giving way to a radical reinterpretation, to a “paradigm shift” undoubtedly desired and encouraged by Pope Francis himself.
Paradox would have it that Paul VI should be the pope whom Jorge Mario Bergoglio admires and praises the most. And precisely - his own words - for the “prophetic brilliance” with which he wrote that encyclical and for his “courage in standing up against the majority, in defending moral discipline, in applying a cultural brake, in opposing neo-Malthusianism present and future.”
But the reality is that “everything depends on how ‘Humanae Vitae’ is interpreted,” as Pope Francis never fails to comment. Because “the question is not that of changing doctrine, but of digging deep and making sure that pastoral practice takes into account the situations and what persons are able to do.”
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Monday, May 15, 2017

Has Pope Francis Established a "Secret Commission" for the Revision of "Humanae Vitae"

Does Pope Francis intend to erect a secret commission to dismantle Paul VI's Encyclical?
(Rome) According to leaks from the Vatican, Pope Francis intends (or has already implemented) to appoint a secret commission with the mission to examine possible changes in the position of the Church on artificial contraceptives. This was reported by the Vaticanist Marco Tosatti last week.
The demand was linked to the current pontificate by progressive Church representatives. Pope Francis so far made ambivalent signals on Humanae vitae .

Revision of Humanae vitae ?

Concretely, the issue was to examine the Encyclical Humanae vitae by Pope Paul VI. with a possible revision.The former Archbishop of Milan had reacted with the encyclical on the anti-baby pill, the sexual revolution and the killing of unborn children by abortion. He did it in the middle of the 68-Revolt, which had just broken loose. On July 25, 1968, he published the encyclical Humanae vitae, with a "prophetic message," as Pope John Paul II says in 1981 in the post-synodal letter Familiaris consortio. Pope Francis also spoke of "prophetic geniality" in an interview of March 5, 2014 with the Corriere della Sera. Contradictory signals from the current Pope, however, do not allow an exact classification of his attitude to ( Karnickel , Zika virus and what Paul VI never said). Although he praised the "geniality" of the encyclical on the one hand, he found praise for the German moral theologian Bernhard Häring, one of the sharp critics of Humanae vitae .

Monday, December 21, 2015

The 68 Revolution and Its Consequences: The Year of 1968 Had the Fewest Children

The 1968 Revolution, the German People and Empty Cradles
(Berlin) statisticians and demographers have calculated: "The year 1968 had the least children." This was announced in Die Welt  in an edition from last week. 1968 is regarded as the crucial "year of change", the significant outcome of this year made  the world today is as it is. With the left-wing student protests of May 1968, the long-term profound cultural, political and economic changes were introduced. Three significant consequences are the demographic collapse, mass immigration and the weighty church crisis. It was then that the decisive year took on a more significant prominence, for  1968 became  the year in which  women have borne the least children. It's a fact of a symbolic nature. 
The following considerations relate to the Federal Republic of Germany, but also apply to the other German-speaking countries and more or less include  other Western European countries.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Bishop Synod Will End with the Beatification of Paul VI., the Pope of Humanae Vitae -- Partipation of Benedict XVI

(Rome) The current Extraordinary Synod of Bishops gathered in the Vatican concludes on October 19 with the beatification of Paul VI., The Pope of the encyclical Humanae Vitae . No document of the papal Magisterium of recent times created more hostility and brought open resistance and disobedience within the Church  as much as this encyclical. It represents the Church's response to the sexual revolution and was therefore anti-cyclical in open contradiction of the prevailing zeitgeist.
The sexual revolution had aimed at the disinhibition of sexual impulses, the targets were apparently taboo sexual behaviors, perversions and identity disorders. The ideological currents behind it, which provided the theoretical framework and pushed forward the enforcement may be named exactly. They are located in the left-wing spectrum, whether left-libertarian or Marxist, supported by "sexologists" who themselves suffered from perverse sexual pathologies.

Encyclical Humanae vitae: Response to Sexual Revolution

However, the core of the sexual revolution was the birth control pill, which sought to separate the sexual act between man and woman from conception and intruded in the relationship between the sexes, shook  marriage and the family. Its biggest promotion was experienced through the often racist ideologues of population control. Pope Paul VI. however, affirmed the openness of the sexual act for the transmission of life and thus the ban on contraceptives.
The encyclical is often referred to as "prophetic". Firstly, because it came in conflict with the spirit of the times. On the other hand, because it was written in opposition to the more common attitude in the Church that sought an arrangement with the prevailing zeitgeist and wanted to allow artificial contraception. A recommendation that was pronounced by both of the commissions appointed for its study by John XXIII and of  Paul VI..
The episcopate of the German-speaking world following the publication of the encyclical was in 1968, in open rebellion and refused obedience in the Königstein (Germany), Mariatroster (Austria) and Solothurn (Switzerland) Declarations. The above statements have not been lifted to this day. The reasoning behind it reminds me strangely of those of Cardinal Kasper to the weakening of the marriage sacrament: the gap between "practice in life" of the people and Church doctrine, which should be overcome by adapting the teaching to the practice. And the German episcopate is found again in the footsteps of disobedience as already in 1968's disobedience brings forth new disobedience?

Benedict XVI. participates in the beatification of the Pope, who created him a Cardinal

Meanwhile,  emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. has made it known that he will participate at the beatification of Paul VI. He participated at the end  of April in the canonization of his predecessor John Paul II., and John XXIII.
Paul VI. created Jospeh Ratzinger, then archbishop of Munich-Freising, Cardinal. The recognized miracles, with which the beatification process was completed successfully, relates to the healing of an unborn child early 90s in California.The doctors who discovered a serious health problem in the fetus, the young mother, recommended as the only remaining solution, to kill the child by abortion.
The mother refused and instead trusted in Divine Providence. As an advocate, they turned to Paul VI. because of his encyclical Humanae vitae for the protection of human life.

Approved Wonder Reaffirms Defense of Life

The child was born without problems and completely healthy. Meanwhile, the child without health complaints has come into adulthood. The postulator for the beatification process called the healing in "accordance with the Magisterium" of the Pope. A miracle in the "defense of life, family and marriage", which is dedicated to the encyclical. Cardinal Antonio Cañizares, who was just returned by Pope Francis as Archbishop of Valencia in Spain, former prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, told Info Vaticana that the Positio of Paul VI. was the most impressive was that he had read in his life.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: InfoVaticana
Trans: Tancred

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Pope Francis Praises Encyclical Humanae Vitae: Asks Benedict for Advice

New interview of Pope Francis and praise for Pope Paul VI. and his most famous encyclical: "His genius was prophetic, he had the courage to go against the majority, to defend the moral discipline"

Rome ( / RV)
"Yes".  Pope Francis affirmed with this clear statement when questioned whether he has been asking Benedict XVI. for advice.  This time he has given another interview for the Italian newspaper "Corriere della Serra" regarding his governance,  and how he was trying to put into practice what had emerged in the debate with the Cardinals in the various congregations before the conclave. "In my actions, I'm waiting for the Lord to give me the inspiration  ..." 

The essence of his spiritual message he understands as "tenderness and mercy." This comes from the Gospel.  Regarding the media Francis-hype the Pope said,  "I don't like the ideological interpretations of a certain Francis-mythology. If one says, for example, he was going at night from the Vatican to bring food to the homeless in the Via Ottaviano...  That's never crossed my mind. Sigmund Freud once said, if I'm not mistaken: In each idealization is also a hidden aggression. To draw the Pope as a kind of Superman, a kind of star, seems offensive to me.  The Pope is a man who laughs, cries, sleeps quietly and has friends, like everyone. A normal person. "

About accusations of Marxism, which some have made, Francis said, "I have never shared the Marxist ideology because it is not true, but I have known many brave people who were known for Marxism." When it came to sexual abuse of children, Francis explicitly praised Benedict XVI.   He was "very brave" and had opened a way."The church has done a lot in this way. Perhaps more than any other. The statistics on the phenomenon of violence against children are impressive, but they also clearly show that the vast majority of abuse happen in the family and neighborhood environment. The Catholic Church is perhaps the only public institution that has moved with transparency and responsibility. No one else has done this. And yet the Church is the only one who is attacked." 

When asked about the theme of family and divorced and remarried the Holy Father said that "there is a long path that the Church must travel. The family is in a very "serious crisis" in that  "the young people don't get married any more. "We need to give an answer. But we need to think deeply about it ... One must avoid to stay on the surface ... "  As to the presentation by Cardinal Kasper at the Consistory on the subject, Francis said that he had held a "beautiful and profound" lecture.  In the fifth point, the issue of remarried had been addressed. "I would have been worried if there had not been intense debate in the Consistory, which would have brought nothing. The Cardinals knew that they could say what they wanted, and they have presented many different points of view   that enriched. The fraternal and open exchange can nourish the theological and pastoral thinking. Regarding that, I'm not afraid, on the contrary, I'm looking for it!"  

Even on marriage itself the Pope undertook to say: "The marriage is between a man and a woman. The secular states want to justify civil marriages, to address specific situations of coexistence. It drives the need to regulate economic aspects among people, such as health insurance. It's about pacts of coexistence of different kinds .. You have to see the individual cases and assess their diversity."  Francis then also made ​​it clear that Paul VI. had the courage to go against the majority with the encyclical Humanae Vitae. "His genius was prophetic, he had the courage to go against the majority to defend the moral discipline to draw a cultural brake ... The question is not whether to change the doctrine, but if you get into the depth  and makes sure that the pastoral, the individual circumstances and what the people are each capable of take into account.  That will also be  discussed in the course of the Synod."

Then he gave praise for Orthodox Theology. "The Orthodox theology is extremely rich, and I think they have great theologians at this moment. Your picture of church and Synodality is fantastic.

 " Pope Francis welcomed Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. to the Konstistorium 
The Bishop of Rome and the
Pope of the Universal Church

Trans: Tancred
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