26Jul Pope Paul’s encyclical banning artificial contraception is 45 years old

Frank Maurovich marks the 45th anniversary of Humanae vitae with a review of the process that led to its publication. He suggests how Pope Francis could resolve the controversy that has raged ever since. (First published in the National Catholic Reporter on 25 July, 2013: read original article and comments here.)

26Jul Passing of abortion Bill shows faulty moral theology in Irish Church

Vincent Twomey sees in the passing of the abortion Bill evidence of a faulty moral theology taught in seminaries in recent decades. He also takes issue with the ACP for its silence on the Bill. (First published in the Irish Times on 24 July under the title 'Conscience, a last bulwark against totalitarianism': read original article and comments here.)

26Jul 26 July, 2013. Friday of the Sixteenth Week

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