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The American Catholic RevolutionHow the Sixties Changed the Church Forever$
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Mark S. Massa, SJ

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199734122

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734122.001.0001

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Humanae Vitae in the United States

Humanae Vitae in the United States

(p.29) 3 Humanae Vitae in the United States
The American Catholic Revolution

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This chapter studies the initial reception accorded Pope Paul VI’s letter on artificial birth control published in 1968, “On Human Life” (Humanae Vitae). It specifically focuses on the famous “Mayflower Declaration,” a protest document written by Charles Curran (a theology professor at the Catholic University of America) and signed by more than a hundred American Catholic academics. It also analyzes the theological criticisms of that document by looking at four major players on the American Catholic scene: Curran himself, Richard McCormick, Germain Grisez, and Janet Smith.

Keywords:   Humanae Vitae, birth control, Richard McCormick, Janet Smith, Germain Grisez, Charles Curran

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