Wednesday, July 25th marked the 50th anniversary of Blessed Pope Paul VI’s Encyclical Letter: Humanae Vitae.  To celebrate and re-examine this important teaching of the Church which revolves around the dignity of all life, dignity of the human person, marriage and the family, Bishop Barres has written a pastoral letter, The Supreme Gift: The Gift of Life.  We have hard copies. It is also accessible at  While Humanae Vitae has proven to be a challenging teaching, it can be seen, as the Bishop highlights, a response and solution to the problems of our times.  In this way it was and is a prophetic document by Bl. Pope Paul VI.  I encourage you to take a look at Bishop Barres’ pastoral letter and also read or reread Humanae Vitae.  This might enable us to come to a deeper understanding of this great teaching by Bl. Pope Paul VI.

For now, we continue our walk with the Lord.