Friday, July 25, 2008
Catholic Groups Urge Pope to Lift Ban on Contraception
Reuters UK: Catholic groups ask pope to end contraception ban, by Philip Pullella:
ROME (Reuters) - More than 50 dissident Catholic groups published an unusually frank open letter to Pope Benedict on Friday saying the Church's ban on contraception had been "catastrophic" and urging him to lift it.
The letter was published as a paid half-page advertisement in Corriere della Sera, Italy's largest newspaper, on the 40th anniversary of the late Pope Paul VI's controversial encyclical "Humanae Vitae," which enshrined the ban.