A watershed

For the first time in Catholic history, we see a mass dissent from teaching among people who believe that they nevertheless remain Catholic. That is a historic change. Through the years precedent has also extended to other matters … A great many Catholics came to define sexual matters as issues of individual morality and choice, rather than Church dogma.

Phillip Jenkins on the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae. (H/T @ayjay)

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