NCR Podcast: Humanae Vitae at 50

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People listen to Catholic scholars release a statement reaffirming Blessed Paul VI's 1968 "Humanae Vitae" encyclical on human sexuality at The Catholic University of America in Washington Sept. 20. (CNS/Tyler Orsburn)
People listen to Catholic scholars release a statement reaffirming Blessed Paul VI's 1968 "Humanae Vitae" encyclical on human sexuality at The Catholic University of America in Washington Sept. 20. (CNS/Tyler Orsburn)

Released by Pope Paul VI in 1968, Humanae Vitae, or "Of Human Life," established church teaching on family planning and artificial contraceptives. In the past several decades, this teaching has shaped the church — and the world.

On the show today:

  • Jamie Manson, NCR columnist and books editor
  • Todd Salzman, Amelia and Emil Graff Professor of Catholic Theology at Creighton University and co-author with Michael Lawler of The Sexual Person.

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