February 23, 2011.
According to experts, the
encyclical 'Humanae Vitae' was a document ahead of its time. Paul VI
wrote it in 1968 in a historical period of time that was marked by
the student revolution. The encyclical provoked a large response that
we still hear about today.
Enrico dal Covolo
Rector, Pontifical Lateran University
encyclical was published in 1968, in a time of global actions, of
social revolution. Now we can appreciate the importance of the
content in 'Humanae Vitae' and its current validity.”
In the 'Humanae Vitae',
Paul VI clearly and precisely explains the Church's position on
sexuality, premarital sex and human dignity from the moment of
that people continue to debate.
Forty-three years after its
publication, scientific advancements have brought new challenges,
such as the Church's stance on in vitro fertilization or new methods
With this book, the Lateran University in
Rome recalls with clarity the Magisterium of the Church, to shed
light on these new questions.
Msgr. Enrico dal
Rector, Pontifical Lateran University (Rome)
doctrine of the Church has not changed in the least, but the problems
facing it have grown. For example, technology and science have
developed in relation to the origin of life. The most important thing
is to think together about the deeper meaning of human sexuality,
which according to the doctrine of the Church, in the end, under no
circumstance can procreation distance itself from marriage.”
a book that
remembers the most
important encyclical of Paul VI and also
provides a clear and positive vision of controversial and sensitive
issues for Christians and non-Christians
around the world.