Forty years on, Pope Paul VI's encyclical Humanae Vitae is still causing controversy among Catholics. If you want to read alternative views on reproductive health, you might want to check Catholics for Choice.
Incidentally this is where I found out that Pope Pius VI commissioned a report prepared by theologians. The report recommended that the church rescind its ban on contraception.
A recommendation which was then promptly ignored by the Pope.
It is this one man's decision that is still being upheld by the Philippine Catholic hierarchy.
Seriously. Are we devolving back into the age of the Holy Roman Empire?!?