500 English Catholic priests adhere to the ban on contraception while the English Government asks the Vatican for its repeal
English debate about the Church’s contraception ban
On June 16, 500 priests, who have issued a statement to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the encyclical’s promulgation, state that the Church’s perennial teaching on human sexuality should be at the forefront of rebuilding a culture of life, and stress that such teaching is invaluable for Catholics and non-Catholics alike (see HERE).
The day after, the British Cabinet minister has told the Pope to relax the Catholic Church’s strict ban on the use of contraception, The Daily Telegraph can disclose. Penny Mordaunt, the International Development Secretary, urged the Vatican to change its stance in a meeting with senior aides to Pope Francis last week.
At the meeting in Rome’s Vatican city, with Archbishop Vicenzo Paglia and Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Ms Mordaunt urged the Church to make it easier for young girls to have access to contraception (see HERE).
It is the first time that the English Government urge the Catholic Church to change his doctrine.