Papal Visit Provokes Array of Protests
DATELINE: NEW YORK
In a conference call Monday organized by Catholics for Choice, four Catholic theologians will be examining the impact of the 1968 encyclical “Humanae Vitae,” which defined the Vatican’s opposition to artificial birth control.
“Catholics wonder why there’s this huge disparity between what the hierarchy says we should do in regard to contraception and what Catholics on the ground actually do,” said Catholics for Choice president Jon O’Brien.
This article was originally posted by the Associated Press on 13 April 2008.