Artificial Birth Control and the Catholic Church

Humanae Vitae, promulgated by Pope Paul VI in 1968, is the key encyclical prohibiting artificial birth control in the Catholic Church. However, Catholic teaching prohibited the use of artificial birth control long before Humanae Vitae. In 1930, Pope Pius XI’s encyclical Casti Conubii stated that the conjugal and the procreative elements of marriage could not … More Artificial Birth Control and the Catholic Church

Critical Thinking Skills in Ministry

Catholic theologians, like other scientists, are known for their ability to engage in critical thinking. Catholic theologians are not limited to the members of the Catholic clergy. Over the centuries, the Catholic Magisterium (meaning the Pope, Cardinals, Bishops, Priests and Deacons) have a long history of conflict with various theologians and scientists. This is nothing … More Critical Thinking Skills in Ministry