The Prophetic Power of Humanae Vitae

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the papal encyclical Humanae Vitae (On Human Life). This document, written by Pope Paul VI, reaffirmed the Catholic Church’s teaching on married love, responsible parenthood, and the rejection of artificial contraception.

In the document, Pope Paul VI predicted the consequences that would come from the widespread use of contraception, including an increase in infidelity, abortion, and the degradation of women.

Writer Mary Eberstadt stops by A Closer Look™ to discuss the prophetic power of Humanae Vitae, the realities of the sexual revolution, and the social impact of ignoring universal human truths.

Stephanie Foley serves as a Digital Media Producer at Relevant Radio®. She is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, where she studied journalism, and she has worked in Catholic radio for 12 years. Stephanie is a wife, a mother of three boys, and in her free time she enjoys reading, running, and really good coffee. You can find more of Stephanie’s writing at and on the free Relevant Radio mobile app.