How Humanae Vitae shaped our family

Humanae Vitae Giving Day 2018 *    *    * From the Family Foundations archives   by Jack and Sonia Ferraro Like most engaged couples, we set goals for our life together. As we progressed toward our wedding date, we constructed an idea of what our life would be like in “The Five-Year Plan.” We…

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Contraception vs. NFP: What’s the difference?

Humanae Vitae Giving Day *  *  * by Sr. Helena Burns If both contraception and NFP are a means to avoid pregnancy, what’s the difference? To understand the answer, we need to ask a few questions first.  What comes first in sex: love or life? Both! Love and life are both equally important purposes of…

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Made for more: married love

Humanae Vitae Giving Day *  *  * by Bishop Michael Sheridan In article 9 of Humanae Vitae, Blessed Pope Paul VI identified four dimensions or characteristic features of married love. First, married love is, above all, fully human. Married love is qualitatively different from the natural instincts that drive animals to reproduce. For human beings…

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