Pastoral Letter From Bishops of Kazakhstan on Upholding Humanae Vitae

1Peter5, Maike Hickson: Today, on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, the Bishops and Ordinaries of Kazakhstan issued a Pastoral Letter about the continued relevance of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae concerning matters of human life. With this letter, the authors desire to confirm “the teaching of the constant Magisterium of the Church regarding the transmission of human life,” which they also discussed during their recent meeting in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The signatories — among them Bishop Athanasius Schneider — affirm “that each and every marital act must of necessity retain its intrinsic relationship to the procreation of human life.” With reference to different papal statements, the prelates point out that, with God’s help, it is possible to live out the generosity toward new life as desired and sought by God Himself. Read in full here.