Pope Paul VI, Prophet

'Finally, careful consideration should be given to the danger of this power passing into the hands of those public authorities who care little for the precepts of the moral law. Who will blame a government which in its attempt to resolve the problems affecting an entire country resorts to the same measures as are regarded as lawful by married people in the solution of a particular family difficulty? Who will prevent public authorities from favoring those contraceptive methods which they consider more effective? Should they regard this as necessary, they may even impose their use on everyone. It could well happen, therefore, that when people, either individually or in family or social life, experience the inherent difficulties of the divine law and are determined to avoid them, they may give into the hands of public authorities the power to intervene in the most personal and intimate responsibility of husband and wife.'- (Humanae Vitae .17)

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Anonymous said…
This is the second time within the last 2 weeks or so that I had seen an article like this calling Pope Paul a "Prophet" Ironically, I had heard someplace where after he released and there was immediate critics he himself was alleged to have said in response (I paraphrase) "Do not worry. In the future they will be calling me a prophet" It is pretty eerie that he seemed to know this, as he had a mystic side to him.
Left-footer said…
His remark about "the smoke of Satan" was certainly prophetic.