August 19, 2018
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley
Editor’s Note: Due to the importance of the letter and its topic, Archbishop Coakley has asked that the newspaper reprint it in larger type and in Spanish. The letter originally was released on July 30 and can be found online at www.archokc.org.
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
The bitter fruits of the sexual revolution continue to wreak havoc on human society, the family and the Church. Fifty years ago, Blessed Paul VI warned in his prophetic encyclical, Humanae Vitae, of the disastrous consequences of separating sexual intimacy from fertility and its divinely ordained place within the sanctity of marriage. He warned of a growing disrespect for women, increasing marital infidelity and a general lowering of morality in society.