Minneapolis, Minn., Jul 23, 2018 / 17:00 pm
Bishop Andrew Cozzens, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of St.Paul and Minneapolis has given a series of talks ahead of the anniversary of Humanae Vitae. He has used the talks to highlight the damage done to couples and families by artificial contraception, contrasting it with the benefits of adhering to the Church's teaching.
In a talk to young adults at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis on June 28, he invited listeners to consider what the sexual revolution had promised and what it had actually delivered.
"Let's just step back and ask ourselves, 'Has it been so great?' … This idea that sex could be no pressure, no fear of pregnancy and only amount to the expression of my love for that person - has that actually produced the results that society says?"
In an earlier address at St. Stephen's Church, also in Minneapolis, he said that the practice of artificial contraception was directly linked to the increased divorce rates, and that couples who reject it have a higher chance of staying together. He drew the connection during a talk helping to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Humanae vitae.