Humanae Vitae is 40 years old!
This papal encyclical, a cultural battle cry for Catholics, re-affirms Catholic Christian reverence for human life, conjugal love, and the dignity of women.
Take some time to read it, won't you? It's not very long, and I think you'll be delightfully surprised to see in it the roots and explanation of why Catholics are opposed to abortion, artificial birth control, cloning, embryonic stem cell research, divorce, homosexual marriage, and a myriad of other cultural issues being pushed in our faces today.
(a graceful nod of the mantilla-graced head to Angela Messenger for the alert to this anniversary)