Shepherd Series: Celebrating 50 Years of Humanae Vitae2018-06-01T11:49:38-07:00

Humanae Vitae (1968 – 2018)

Humanae vitae was promulgated by Bl. Pope Paul VI on July 25, 1968. This beautiful encyclical provides clear teaching about God’s plan for married love and the transmission of human life. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae, we invite you to this spectacular Shepherd Series featuring Francis Cardinal Arinze, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver, Bishop James S. Wall of Gallup, and Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix speaking on this prophetic document.

Read more from Bl. Pope Paul VI and others.

  • Read Humanae Vitae in full.

    Encyclical letter, Humanae Vitae, of the Supreme Pontiff Paul VI to his venerable brothers the patriarchs, archbishops, bishops and other local ordinaries in peace and communion with the Apostolic See, to the clergy and faithful of the whole catholic world, and to all men of good will, on the regulation of birth.

  • The Splendor of Love

    A pastoral letter from Most Rev. Samuel J. Aquila, S.T.L., Archbishop of Denver, promulgated on February 2, 2018.

  • The Continuing Importance of Humanae Vitae

    The founder of the USCCB’s Natural Family Planning Program, the late Bishop James T. McHugh, was gifted with a profound understanding of the Church’s teachings on human life, marriage, conjugal love, responsible parenthood, and the family. On the twenty-fifth anniversary of the encyclical, Bishop McHugh wrote about the continuing importance of Humanae Vitae.

  • Of Human Life

    A pastoral letter to the people of God of northern Colorado on the truth and meaning of married love by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM.

  • Understanding Contraception

    A reflection from the Diocese of Phoenix on the truths of contraception.

See what Bishop Olmsted has to say!

Celebrate Humanae Vitae’s 50th Anniversary at these events:

Upcoming National Events

  • Families, Become What You Are! Celebrating Humanae Vitae as the Bedrock of Family Life

    July 5-7 in Cincinnati, OH. Information coming soon!

  • 1968-2018 Humanae Vitae Turns 50

    July 15 with Bishop James S. Wall and Fr. Peter Short in Gallup, NM. Information here.

  • A Humanae Vitae Celebration

    July 20-21 in Milwaukee, WI. Information coming soon!

  • Humanae Vitae at 50 Years

    July 21 with Bishop Morlino and Janet Smith in Madison, WI. Information coming soon!

  • HV50 Conference: Faithful to God’s Design

    July 25-28 at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, CA. Information and registration here.

  • Humanae Vitae Conference

    September 14-16 at St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization, Tyler, TX. Information coming soon!

  • Humanae Vitae: The Prophetic Voice of Blessed Paul VI, 50 Years Later

    October 13 with Mary Rice Hasson, Angela Lanfranchi, and Janet Smith in Philadelphia, PA. Email for more information.

  • Worcester Catholic Women’s Conference

    November 10 in Worcester, MA. Information and registration here.

Special thanks to the sponsors of this series!