Is contraception a marginal social issue or not?
Is it the obvious solution to less abortion?
What should be the relationship between contraception and the pro-life movement?
It is quite obvious that a gap has opened up between the Catholic church’s teaching on sexuality, as recapitulated and deepened by Pope John Paul II in his ‘Theology of the Body’, and the attitude of most people in modern society.
As John Paul II admits in his famous Encyclical Evangelium Vitae, “It is frequently asserted that contraception, if made safe and available to all, is the most effective remedy against abortion. The Catholic Church is then accused of actually promoting abortion, because she obstinately continues to teach the moral unlawfulness of contraception.“ Is this objection true? Or on the contrary, Pope gets it right and contraception and abortion are „often closely connected, as fruits of the same tree“?
Dr. Newton will offer rational arguments to explain and support very important passage 13 from encyclical Evangelium Vitae of John Paul II.
The lecture is organised on the occasion of canonisation of John Paul II on April 27th, 2014.