The Pope & the Pill

Sir: Despite Pope Paul [Aug. 9], many of us will continue to do as we have done in the past: take the pill, go to Mass and receive the sacraments, because we live by our consciences, which tell us that the law of charity, affecting our relations with our husbands, children and society as a whole, is more binding than an encyclical filled with unrealistic opinions.


Arlington Heights, Ill.

Sir: As a Catholic mother, wife, lover, therapist, chauffeur, social worker, comforter, healer, organizer, charity worker, cook, gardener, laundress, carpenter, secretary,...

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