HomeDLSU Dialogue: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Cultural Studiesvol. 5 no. 1 (1968)

How to Think on the "Humanae Vitae" and its Obligation on Catholics

Antonio T. Piñon

Discipline: Theology



POPE PAUL'S recent Encyclical Humanae Vitae reiterating the condemnation of all artificial contraceptives, including the anovulant pill, has, if one believes press reports, triggered off a worldwide spate of controversy. The Holy Father himself had foreseen that his decision would be met with criticism and rejection. The hostile movement of dissent, if one is again to believe the press, is spear-headed by priests and theologians. All of which leave's the Catholic layman, quite understandably, confused.