Love, Loss, & Abuse

During the Advent season of 2020, my family and I received news that my Floridian Grandma passed away due to complications from surgery. This was a complicated loss for our my immediate family and I, but I will speak for myself, because each person in family's experience is unique and similar. I love my Grandma. … Continue reading Love, Loss, & Abuse

Sexual Love As Described in “Humanae Vitae”

When I read St Paul VI's (I love writing Saint before his name) encyclical Humanae Vitae last year, the section on "What Love Is ..." startled me. As I read his descriptors of what love is, especially what sexual and marital love is, I immediately drew the connection to St. John Paul II's lecture series … Continue reading Sexual Love As Described in “Humanae Vitae”

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae: An Encyclical of Hope

  July 25, 2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of the prophetic and controversial Encyclical of Pope Paul VI Humanae Vitae or "On Human Life."  Most people refer to his beautiful encyclical as the "contraception" encyclical. During a period of social, cultural, and religious turmoil surrounding the purpose and place of family, relationships, and procreation, Pope … Continue reading Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae: An Encyclical of Hope

The Inspiration Behind Modern NFP

    Where did modern Natural Family Planning originate? Modern NFP originated from Pope Paul VI's groundbreaking and controversial encyclical issued July 25, 1968. In 1968, many people anticipated and expected the Catholic Church to follow the direction set by their Protestant and other monotheistic brethren who accepted the practice of contraception especially hormonal birth … Continue reading The Inspiration Behind Modern NFP