Roman Catholics: Time for a Change

Hardly had the pontifical commission on birth control submitted its findings to Pope Paul VI last year when word was passed that most of the commission's members had recommended abolishing the Roman Catholic Church's ban on contraception. Most people took it for granted that the news leak was an effort to pressure the Pope into siding with the majority—and soon. But the pressure seems to have had no noticeable effect; Paul has still to announce his long-awaited decision. Last week, in what was viewed as another evident attempt to hasten a liberal papal ruling, the National Catholic Reporter, an...

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