Roman Catholics: Answer on the Way

For many Roman Catholics, the possibility that their church might modify its stand against birth control is the most pressing current question of moral guidance. Last week Pope Paul VI said that an answer is on the way.

Speaking to 26 cardinals of the Roman Curia, the Pope announced that in light of new medical developments, birth control "is being subjected to study, as wide and profound as possible, as grave and honest as it must be on a subject of such importance." Without mentioning the birth-control pill by name, the Pope indicated that there might possibly be...

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