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The Encyclical Humanae Vitae

A Sign of Contradiction: An Essay in Birth Control and Catholic Conscience

Deitrich Von Hildebrand, Tracey Rowland (Foreword by)


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Dietrich von Hildebrand's The Encyclical Humanae Vitae: A Sign of Contradiction was published mere months after Pope Paul VI promulgated the eponymous encyclical. The much-anticipated encyclical quickly proved to be among the most contentious papal documents ever published; the uproar against it was immediate, intense, and widespread--even, perhaps especially, among Catholic intellectuals and clergy in Western countries.

It was in this milieu that Dietrich von Hildebrand published his The Encyclical Humanae Vitae: A Sign of Contradiction, and in doing so, became one of the first Catholic intellectuals of public stature to defend the encyclical.

Hildebrand Press, 9781939773135, 136pp.

Publication Date: July 29, 2018