July 29, 1968

On July 29, 1968, Pope Paul VI reaffirmed that the Roman Catholic Church forbid its members to use artificial methods of birth control. He also reminded everyone that masturbation and the various forms of sodomy were still sins and could not be used as a method of birth control, even if Father O’Malley said on Thursdays you could buy two “Indulgences” for the price of one.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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