Roman Catholics: No More Galileos


Three of the Vatican Council's most influential bishops pleaded last week for some modification of Roman Catholic objections to birth control.

"We should affirm," said Paul-Emile Cardinal Léger of Montreal, "that the intimate union of the marriage partners finds its end in love as well as procreation. May this Council clearly proclaim the two ends as equally good and holy." Belgium's Leo Josef Cardinal Suenens said that the church has for too long based its marital teaching on the Biblical injunction "Increase and multiply," while ignoring an equally important Scriptural imperative:...

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