A Ten- Year Overview

Brown, Michael C.
December 1978
National Review;12/8/1978, Vol. 30 Issue 49, p1530
The article focuses on a symposium held on the 10th year anniversary of the papal encyclical "Humanae Vitae." On the first evening of the symposium Malcolm Muggeridge delivered a highly charged keynote address, in which the separation of eroticism from procreation was movingly and convincingly condemned. Then James Hitchcock, a Saint Louis University historian, presented a paper effectively indicting both the secular and the Catholic press for slanted coverage of the birth-control controversy. It is reported that the closing address at the symposium was to have been by Mother Teresa of Calcutta, speaking on divine love and world poverty, but illness prevented her from leaving India. It was left to Elizabeth Anscombe, a professor of philosophy at Cambridge University, to close the meeting.


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