Gilfredo Marengo, author of the book “La nascita di un’enciclica. Humanae vitae alla luce degli Archivi Vaticaniˮ (Birth of an encyclical. Humanae vitae is not a “pre-conciliar” encyclical, Bl. Paul VI did not develop The book “La nascita di un enciclica” (The Birth of an encyclical). Una ricerca storica sulla nascita di Humanae vitae – l’ultima enciclica di papa Paolo VI emanata il 25 luglio del – realizzata attraverso.

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Hic denique amor fecundus est, quippe qui non totus in coniugum communione contineatur, sed eo etiam spectet ut pergat, novasque exsuscitet vitas.

With regard to the biological processes, responsible parenthood means an awareness of, and respect for, their proper functions. Hoc autem mandatum Ecclesia persecuta, omni tempore, sed recentiore aetate copiosius, sive de matrimonii natura, sive de recto coniugum iurium usu, sive de ipsorum enciclcia congrua dedit documenta.

This concern dominated several articles in Catholic and non-Catholic journals at the time. He knew the difficulties that are there in every family, and so in his Encyclical he was very merciful towards particular cases, and he asked confessors to be very merciful and understanding in dealing with particular cases.

Quodsi huiusmodi disciplina assiduam virium intentionem exigit, salutari tamen eius virtute coniuges seipsos plene excolunt spiritualibusque bonis ditantur: This is how husband and wife understood it on the day on which, fully aware of what they were doing, they freely vowed themselves to one another in encicllica.

There must be no relaxation in the programs of humanxe aid between all the branches of the great human family. We take this opportunity to address those who are engaged in education and all those whose right and duty it is to provide for the common good of human society.

Item quivis respuendus est actus, qui, cum coniugale commercium vel praevidetur vel efficitur vel ad suos naturales exitus ducit, id tamquam finem obtinendum aut viam adhibendam intendat, ut procreatio impediatur. And now as We come to the end of this encyclical letter, We turn Our mind to you, reverently and lovingly, beloved and venerable brothers in the episcopate, with whom We share more closely the care of the spiritual good of the People of God.

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Ecclesia autem illas medendi rationes haud illicitas existimat, quae ad morbos corporis curandos necessariae sunt, etiamsi exinde oriatur procreationis impedimentum, licet praevisum, dummodo ne hoc impedimentum ob quamlibet rationem directo intendatur. Acta1, pp. With the encyclical, he wanted to express consideration for human life.

It is in fact indisputable, as Our predecessors have many times declared, l that Jesus Christ, when Hkmanae communicated His divine power to Peter and the other Apostles and sent them to teach all nations His commandments, 2 constituted them as the humqnae guardians and interpreters of the whole moral law, not only, that is, of the law of the Gospel but also of the natural law.


Teach married couples the necessary way of prayer and prepare them to approach more often with great faith the Sacraments of the Eucharist and of Penance. There must be no relaxation in the programs of mutual aid between all the branches of the great human family. To you most of all is committed the responsibility of safeguarding the common good. From this it follows that they are not free to act as they choose in the service of transmitting life, as if it were wholly viyae to them to decide what is the right course to follow.

On ‘Humanae vitae’- Pope Paul VI did not act alone

Gaudium et spesn. Paul VI did not want to make a formal declaration to say the teaching of the encyclical was infallible, as requested by the Cardinal Wojtyla. The neutrality of this section is disputed. Quapropter paternitatis consciae munus id postulat, ut coniuges sua officia erga Deum, erga seipsos, erga familiam, erga humanam societatem agnoscant, rerum bonorumque ordine recte servato.

For the natural law, too, declares the will of God, and its faithful observance is necessary humanar men’s eternal salvation.

He did not want to suspend any doctrinal judgment, but in vutae the doctrine he also put at the center the pastoral method. The right and lawful ordering of birth demands, first of all, that spouses fully recognize and value the true blessings of family life and that they acquire complete mastery over themselves and their emotions.

The Second Vatican Council did not speak of any of these concrete methods… This is a different standpoint than that taken under Pius XI some thirty years which was also maintained by his successor And now We wish to speak to rulers of nations. Children are really the supreme gift of marriage and contribute in the highest degree to their parents’ welfare.

In fact, We had in mind the justifiable anxieties hkmanae weigh upon them when We published Our encyclical letter Populorum Progressio. Therefore We humanse Our words on the first principles of a human and Christian doctrine of marriage when We are obliged once more to declare that the direct interruption of the generative process already begun and, above all, all direct abortion, even for therapeutic reasons, are to be absolutely excluded as lawful means of regulating the number of children.

Shortly after this, St.

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Atque Nos, iustas, quibus afficiuntur, curas perspicientes, Encyclicas Litteras edidimus, quibus Populorum Progressio est index.

Retrieved 19 January Rather must they, humble and persevering, have recourse to the mercy of God, abundantly bestowed in humnae Sacrament of Humanwe. In the performance of your ministry you must be the first to give an example of that sincere obedience, inward as well as outward, which is due to the magisterium of the Church.

Inanticipating the 50th anniversary of the encyclical, four theologians led by Mgr. Si igitur iustae adsint causae generationes subsequentes intervallandi, quae a coniugum corporis vel animi condicionibus, aut ab externis rerum adiunctis proficiscantur, Ecclesia docet, tunc licere coniugibus sequi vices naturales, generandi facultatibus immanentes, in maritali commercio habendo iis dumtaxat temporibus, quae conceptione vacent, atque adeo nasciturae proli ita consulere, ut morum doctrina, quam modo exposuimus, haudquaquam laedatur.


Granted the conditions of life today and taking into account the relevance of married love to the harmony and mutual fidelity of husband and wife, would it not be right to review the moral norms in force till now, especially when it is felt that these can be observed only with the gravest difficulty, sometimes only by heroic effort?

Si deinde ad impulsus innatos et ad animi affectus spectamus, paternitas conscia necessariam declarat dominationem, quam ratio et voluntas in eosdem exerceant necesse est. Paul VI did not take this suggestion, and started a new path of study, in his constant attempt to find a good balance between pastoral practice and doctrine.

Public authorities should oppose laws which undermine natural law ; [16] scientists should further study effective methods of natural birth control; doctors should further familiarize themselves with this teaching, in order to be able to give advice to their patients, [17] priests must spell out clearly and completely the Church’s teaching on marriage.

Coniuges vero necessariam precandi viam edocete, apteque instituite, ut saepius magna cum fide ad Eucharistiae et Paenitentiae sacramenta accedant, neque umquam pro sua infirmitate animos demittant.

In carrying out this mandate, the Church has always issued appropriate documents on the nature of marriage, the correct use of conjugal snciclica, and the duties of spouses.

It concerns the objective moral order which was established by God, and of which a right conscience is the true interpreter. However, the conclusions arrived at by the commission could not be considered hhumanae Us as definitive and absolutely certain, dispensing Us from the duty of examining personally this serious question.

These limits are expressly imposed because of the reverence due to the whole human organism and its natural functions, in the light of the principles We stated earlier, and in accordance with a correct understanding of the “principle of totality” enunciated by Our predecessor Pope Pius XII. Inthe Pope’s Apostolic exhortation, Familiaris consortio restated the Church’s opposition to artificial birth control stated previously in Humanae vitae. The very nature of marriage humanse its use makes His will clear, while the constant teaching of the Church spells it out.

On this great work, on all of ehciclica and especially on married couples, We implore from the God of all holiness and pity an abundance of heavenly grace as a pledge of which We gladly bestow Our apostolic blessing. Qui vero amoris coniugalis dono fruitur, leges conservans generationis, is non quidem dominum se confitetur fontium vitae, sed potius ministrum consilii a Creatore initi.