Some bishops advised Paul VI to accept contraception, Vatican author reports
July 11, 2018
CWN Editor's Note: The priest who heads a Vatican study group on Humanae Vitae has written that when Pope Paul VI asked bishops for their opinions, most of those who responded were in favor of allowing for contraception. In a new book, Msgr. Gilfredo Marengo reports that at the Synod of Bishops in 1967, Pope Paul asked for opinions. Only 26 bishops responded, but most of them— including the American Cardinals Shehan, Krol, Dearden, and Wright— suggested some opening to contraception. Among those who opposed the Pill were Bishops Fulton Sheen and Karol Wotyla, the future Pope John Paul II.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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