Embracing Humanae Vitae

An article in First Things includes a powerful quote from a wonderful woman, Nina Heereman.  She laments the kind of Catholicism with which she grew up in Europe, which she describes as “Catholicism hollowed out … a shell with no serious sin and therefore no state of grace [and] no encounter with Christ.” (Article written by George Weigel, “The Catholic Crisis,” 10.10.18).
    The point she makes is that only when we embrace the fullness of the Church’s teachings, including its moral teachings on human love and sexuality, is it possible to have the full encounter with Christ.  With her, I truly believe that an embrace of Humanae Vitae is a path to the heart of the Gospel.