Este año se cumplen 38 años de la publicación de la Encíclica Humanae Vitae, de SS Pablo VI (25 de julio ), razón por la cuál adjuntamos el documento. Humanae vitae (Encyclical Letter on the Regulation of Births). .. anniversario della enciclica Humanae Vitae, Roma novembre Encíclica Humanae Vitae antevia a baixa generalizada de padrões morais a que foram profeticamente apontados na Encíclica de Paulo VI, Humanae Vitae.

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In a word, the exercise of responsible parenthood requires that husband and wife, keeping a right order of priorities, recognize their own duties toward God, themselves, their families and human society. Promotion of Chastity In doing this they certainly give proof of a true and authentic love.

In the procreative faculty the human mind discerns biological laws that apply to the human person. Archived from the original on Thus will they realize to the full their calling and bear witness as becomes them, to Christ before the world. Cardinal Leo Joseph Suenensa moderator of the ecumenical council, questioned, “whether moral theology viyae sufficient account of scientific progress, which can help determine, what is according to nature.

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Whoever really loves his partner loves not only for what he receives, but loves that partner for the partner’s own sake, content to be able to enrich the other with the gift of himself. And yet there vtiae no doubt that to many it will appear not merely difficult but even impossible to observe.

The Church cannot ignore these questions, for they concern matters intimately connected with the life and happiness of human beings. Another effect that gives cause for alarm is that a man who grows accustomed to the use of contraceptive methods may forget the reverence due to a woman, and, disregarding her physical and emotional equilibrium, reduce her to being a mere instrument for the satisfaction of his own desires, no longer considering her as his partner whom he should surround with care and affection.

While the Church does indeed hand on to her children the inviolable conditions laid down by God’s law, she is also the herald of salvation and through the sacraments she flings wide open the channels of grace through which man is made a new creature responding in charity and true freedom to the design of his Creator and Savior, experiencing too the sweetness of the yoke of Christ.

It fosters in husband and wife thoughtfulness and loving consideration for one another. In Latin Americamuch support developed for the Pope and his encyclical. Marriage, then, is far from being the effect of chance or the result of the blind evolution of natural forces. 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.

For this reason, Paul VI teaches in the first sentence of Humanae Vitaethat the “transmission of human life is a most serious role in which married people collaborate freely and responsibly with God the Creator. I think of Blessed Paul VI. The Church urges man not to betray his personal responsibilities by putting all his faith in technical expedients. He explained why he did not accept the opinion of the majority report of the commission6.


The Church, in fact, cannot act differently toward men than did the Redeemer. It has always been a source of great joy to them, even though it sometimes entails many difficulties and hardships.

50 años de la ‘Humanae Vitae’: ¿Por qué la encíclica de Pablo VI es profética y actual?

Value of Self-Discipline Retrieved from ” https: With regard to man’s innate drives and emotions, responsible parenthood means that man’s reason and humanaw must exert control over them. As their children grow up, they develop a right sense of values and achieve a serene vitar harmonious use of their mental and physical powers.

Pope John Paul’s encyclical, Evangelium vitae “The Gospel of Life”affirmed the Church’s position on contraception and multiple topics related to Culture of life. And life together in human society will be enriched with fraternal charity and made more stable with true peace when God’s design which He conceived for the world is faithfully followed.

Consequently, it is a serious error to think that a whole married life of otherwise normal relations can justify sexual intercourse which is deliberately contraceptive and so intrinsically wrong. Gilfredo Marengo, a professor of theological anthropology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Familylaunched a research project he called “a work of historical-critical investigation without any aim other than reconstructing as well as possible the whole process of composing the encyclical”.

If there are well grounded reasons arising from the physical or psychological condition of husband or wife, or from external circumstancesNatural family planning methods abstaining from intercourse during certain parts of the menstrual cycle are allowed, since they take advantage of a faculty provided by nature.

For by this sacrament they are strengthened and, one might almost say, consecrated to the faithful fulfillment of their duties. In this encyclical Paul VI reaffirmed the Catholic Church’s orthodox view of marriage and marital relations and a continued condemnation of “artificial” birth control. Responsible parenthood, as we use the term here, has one further essential aspect of paramount importance.

The marriage of those who have been baptized is, in addition, invested with the dignity of a sacramental sign of grace, for it represents the union of Christ and His Church. It concerns the objective moral order which was established by God, and of which a right conscience is the true interpreter.

The question is not of changing doctrine, but of digging deep and making sure that pastoral care takes into account situations and what it is possible for persons to do.

Retrieved 30 October The book states that ” Peter’s, Rome, on the 25th day of July, the feast of St. Married couples have a right to expect this much from them.

‘Humanae Vitae’ was a rewrite

There is also the fact that not only working and housing conditions but the greater demands made enckclica in the economic and educational field pose a living situation in which it is frequently difficult these days to provide properly for a large family. If therefore there are well-grounded reasons for spacing births, arising from the physical or psychological condition of husband or wife, or from external circumstances, the Church teaches that married people may then take advantage of the natural cycles immanent in the reproductive system and engage in marital intercourse only during those times that are infertile, thus controlling birth in a way which does not in the least offend the moral principles which We have just explained.


For, as you know, the pastors of the Church enjoy a special light of gitae Holy Spirit in teaching the truth. He who loves his wife loves himself. The Magisterium’s Reply 6. Men rightly observe that a conjugal act imposed on one’s partner without regard to his or her condition or personal and reasonable wishes in the matter, is no true act of love, and therefore offends the moral order in its particular application to the intimate relationship of husband vitse wife.

It is not, then, merely a question of natural instinct or emotional drive. Retrieved 29 July No member of the faithful could possibly deny that the Church is competent in her magisterium to interpret the natural moral law. Humabae the appearance of the first oral contraceptives indissenters in the Church argued for a reconsideration of the Church positions. Nor will it escape you that if men’s peace of soul and the unity of the Christian people are to be preserved, then it is of the utmost importance that in moral as well as in dogmatic theology all should obey the magisterium of the Church and should speak as with one voice.

Married love, therefore, requires of husband and wife the full awareness of their obligations in the matter of responsible parenthood, which today, rightly enough, is much insisted upon, but which at the same time should be rightly understood. Though this fidelity of husband and wife sometimes presents difficulties, no fitae has the right to assert that it is vitze it is, on the contrary, always honorable and meritorious. Limits to Man’s Power Consequently, unless we are willing that the responsibility of procreating life should be left to the arbitrary decision of men, we must accept that there are certain limits, beyond which it is fitae to go, to the power of man over his own body and its natural functions—limits, let it be said, which no vvitae, whether as a private individual or as a public authority, can lawfully exceed.

Married love is also faithful and exclusive of all other, and this until death.