Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Petition drive urges vigorous preaching of Humanae Vitae

Catholic World News - July 27, 2012

A lay Catholic group has organized a nationwide petition drive, encouraging American bishops to promote forthright teaching on the Church's stand regarding contraception.

The Bellarmine Forum hopes to collect 1 million signatures on its petition, which expresses gratitude for the teaching contained most notably in Humanae Vitae, and promises support for the bishops in "their efforts to preach and to defend this vital teaching of the Magisterium."

Explaining the need for the campaign in a Crisis magazine essay, Charles Rice of Notre Dame Law School observes that while the US bishops have mounted a strong campaign against the HHS contraceptive mandate, the American public--and most American Catholics--still need to understand why Catholics oppose the funding of contraceptives. That message requires a clear explanation of why contraception is gravely immoral.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our August expenses ($34,135 to go):
$35,000.00 $865.00
98% 2%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: polish.pinecone4371 - Jul. 27, 2012 5:54 PM ET USA

    If the Bellarmine Forum had not included the info that they used to be The Wanderer Forum, I would have signed. But I will not associate myself with a group that continually engages in bishop bashing and then expects to get the bishops' positive attention.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Another Month Closer to God July 31
Links to the past July 30
Fetal tissues and vaccinations; are you part of the problem? July 30
The mystery of conversion, always deeply rooted in Divine mercy July 30
Vatican delegations ought to avoid the rhetoric of the world. July 30

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days