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EWTN Live & Humanae Vitae posts

I'm writing from Birmingham, Alabama, where the Hearts on Fire mission band has docked after a long drive today from Tampa, and where we are enjoying the hospitality of Fr. Mitch Pacwa, the host of EWTN Live! and fellow Jesuit. Tomorrow night, Fr. Phil Hurley, S.J., our intrepid leader, will appear on the show and talk about what we do. The rest of us will be there too, probably waving from the stands!

To tune in online at 8 PM (Wed, July 25), visit:

This day is also the 44th anniversary of Pope Paul VI's encyclical letter Humanae Vitae. The editors of the Jesuit blog Ibo et Non Redibo (of which I am one) decided a while back to do a series of reflections on the teaching, which have been posted at the site over the past week. My own humble contribution is on the meaning of "ends", which seemed to me the crux of the issue. I hope it is intelligible. You can read it here, along with the others.

Finally, since we're in the South, here's a song by the Quebec band "The Lost Fingers", their jazz cover of Alannah Miles' "Black Velvet":

Good night and God bless!


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