Defending Humanae vitae Admin Friday, October 10, 2014 In spite of all the focus on what some hope will be changes in Catholic teaching at the Synod, one of its goals is a renewed appreciation of Paul VI’s stand on contraception and related family matters. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.