Wednesday, 11 July 2012

New Portsmouth bishop argues that Humanae Vitae is infallible

Good news today with the announcement that Monsignor Philip Egan, the vicar-general of the Catholic diocese of Shrewsbury, has been appointed the new bishop of Portsmouth, succeeding Bishop Crispian Hollis. In a lecture at St. Patrick's church, Soho, for the book launch of 'A Pure Heart Create for Me' (Family Publications 2009), Mgr Egan says that:
"[I]t seems to me that there is a persuasive case for believing that the doctrine of Humanae Vitae, regardless of the pastoral difficulty it causes, regardless of the philosophical and theological arguments thrown against it, regardless of the historical conditioning of its neo-scholastic framework, has been, and is being taught infallibly, that is, irreversibly and without error, by the Church's ordinary universal magisterium."
See my blog of 20 November 2009 for why the teaching of Humanae Vitae is crucial for the pro-life movement.

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