Wednesday, July 25, 2007

On this day

On this day, back in the summer of '68, a legend was born. Or more to the point, Pope Paul VI issued Humanae Vitae. And as the legend went, this was the day the Catholic Church would officially be left in the past. It turns out Pope Paul VI was prophetic rather than stuck in a dark closet.

See John's wonderful post over at Catholic Dads for a breakdown of the prophetic encyclical, Still Right After All These Years

One item he highlights is how G. K. Chesteron could dispense of the Overpopulation Myth with a simple sentence.
G. K. Chesterton wrote, "The answer to anyone who talks about the surplus population is to ask him whether he is the surplus population, or if he is not, how he knows he is not."

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