James Bretzke


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Smashwords book reviews by James Bretzke

  • The Politics of Sex and Religion on May 19, 2012

    This is probably the best journalistic account that is also quite well-informed theologically on the history and deliberations of the Pontifical Birth Control Commission which was formed by Pope John XXIII and augmented by Pope Paul VI. Its famous "Majority Report" called for a change in the Church's centuries-long tradition against any form of artificial contraception, but ultimately Paul VI rejected the Majority Report and adopted instead the Minority view, which was the foundation for his 1968 Encyclical "Humanae Vitae" that affirmed the ban against artificial contraception.