Celebrating the Courage of Blessed Pope Paul VI
and the Antidote to the Sexual Chaos of Today
July 25, 2018, marks 50 years since Pope Paul VI shocked the world when he issued his encyclical letter Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life) reaffirming the traditional Christian teaching against contraception. Although he was mocked and scorned globally – both from outside and, sadly, from within the Church – his words were prescient. He warned that a contracepting world becomes a world of rampant infidelity; a world where women and childbearing are degraded; a world in which governments trample on the rights and needs of the family; and a world in which human beings believe they can manipulate their bodies at will (see HV 17).
Is there any doubt that this is the world we live in now?
Christopher West is the world's most recognizable teacher of Pope John Paul II's "Theology of the Body," which was inspired as a defense and elaboration of Humanae Vitae. We hope this resource page of Christopher's reflections — video, writing and audio — will be a critical resource that helps us understand just what was at stake 50 years ago when Pope Paul VI released this document, as well as the consequences we suffer today from a world which largely ignored the pope's warnings. Most of all, these resources will give you hope that the deep wounds inflicted by the "sexual revolution" over the past few decades can be healed. Please share this page link far and wide!