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The conjugal act and the law of graduality. the theological meaning of Humanae vitae today

Acte conjugal et loi de gradualité : le sens théologique d'Humanae vitae aujourd'hui
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NRT 140/4 (2018) p. 606-624
The article draws a new doctrinal and moral richness from Humanae vitae. The unicity and beauty of every conjugal act are highlighted by its double unitive and procreative signification. This anthropological point allows us to better understand what the contraceptive act is and the repercussions of the means it employs. The refusal of contraception brings to light the love which expresses itself both in the union as well as the abstinence of sexual relations (continence). Already, in the encyclical, the law of graduality, its moments and the discernment which it provokes, are to be found.
Keywords : Contraception | Humanae vitae (1968) | Law of graduality | Continence | Sexuality

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