Wednesday, May 29, 2024

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Today is the Feast of Pope St. Paul VI. He was the pope from 1963 to 1978 and is most known for concluding the Second Vatican Council, begun by Pope St. John XXIII in 1962, and perhaps most notably issuing the papal encyclical, “Humanae Vitae.” It came out in 1968, during the ascent of the “Sexual Revolution” and reaffirmed the Catholic Church’s commitment against artificial contraception. It was a controversial document that was even protested by entire bishop’s conferences but was consistent with Church teaching and set up today’s Pro-Life Movement. Although it is very short, Gus believes that most Catholics have probably never read it and reads and reflects on a few excerpts.

Also, Gus is joined in the Conversion Corner by Dr. Matthew Harrison. Dr. Harrison is a pro-life family medicine physician and the director of three pregnancy centers. He grew up in a faith-filled, pro-life family and had often challenged Catholicism with his Catholic friends, coming out the winner. That was challenged when he met the woman who would become his wife. She was a cradle Catholic from Louisiana and, after they became engaged, agreed to raise their kids in the faith, figuring she’d come around to his way of thinking eventually. That’s where things took a turn. He shares the story with Gus and the listeners.


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