Year of the Eucharist and Parish (Reflection #33)

The Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 2021

“On July 25,1968, shortly after the close of the Second Vatican Council, Pope Paul VI promulgated a much-anticipated encyclical entitled Humanae Vitae. Historically, it was a time of much confusion: the sexual revolution was in full swing, the Pill was being hailed as the long-awaited perfect contraceptive to cure the social ills related to overpopulation, and even Catholic clergy advised the pope to reconcile the Church with the times in response to the report of the commission established by Pope John XXIII.” (Kimberly Hahn, Life-Giving Love, p. 21)