Humanae Vitae Explained

In this 2001 presentation, Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro-Carambula, executive director of HLI’s Rome office, explains that the Church has always taught that contraception is a sin. Some claims arose starting in the early 1960s that this teaching was in question, but this has never been the case. The climate of the times within the Church and in secular society, which has been dominated by humanist philosophy, influenced this ambiguous understanding. Msgr. Barreiro discusses the history of contraception and how society began to accept this previously objectionable practice. He also analyzes the controversy that surrounded the introduction of Humanae Vitae and the erroneous arguments used by its dissenters.

Running time 66:59.


  1. Joseph on February 20, 2017 at 9:43 AM

    This is very interesting. Please how can a get a copy in my home country? Thanks

  2. Heather W. Morgan on February 6, 2018 at 10:59 PM

    I am not sure how to access this and other audio files…is there a store to purchase or a link>

  3. dpiroch on July 5, 2018 at 3:45 PM

    Sorry for the delay in response! I looked at our store link but do not see it: We will look into whether we can re-issue this talk, given the anniversary this year! Many thanks.

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