What Did Pope Paul VI Predict Would Be the Effects of Contraception?
What did Pope Paul VI say when he predicted the detrimental effects contraception would have on marriage?
In section 17 of his encyclical Humanae Vitae Pope Paul VI wrote that contraception would have the following consequences:
1. open wide the way for marital infidelity and a general lowering of moral standards
2. the government might force contraceptives upon married couples
3. loss of respect for women
4. a loss of humility regarding humanity's role, we would begin to see ourselves as the ultimate masters of our nature