The parish of Our Lady of the Assumption, South Oropouche celebrated the 50thanniversary of the Humanae Vitaeencyclical written by Pope Paul VI on July 25. The Family Life Unit of the parish invited parishioners and members of Billings Ovulation Method (BOMA-TT) to discuss the relevance of such a document in the age of social media, eroded morality and easy access to artificial contraceptives.
BOMA-TT members, Errol and Sandra Roberts led the discussion. Contributions were also made by BOMA-TT co-ordinator, Pauline Phelps. Coming out of it, we were reminded of our role as Church family and our collective responsibility for each other.
In Trinidad and Tobago and even globally, there seems to be a fractured worldview that sex is something we want and need but without consequences, and that children are simply a by-product of the act. However, the Church remains a powerful voice for a deeper reality: human life is dignified and sacred from cradle to tomb.