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Penny Mordaunt spoke after meeting the President of the Pontifical Academy for Life

The letter praises the ‘beautiful and prophetic’ call to chastity

‘This marks an important moment for the Church in this country,’ one priest said

Embracing Humanae Vitae means a decisive rejection of worldly values

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Speakers told a conference on Humanae Vitae of the need to evangelise society through the teaching of the Catholic Church

The encyclical, whose 50th anniversary is in July, has a special way of drawing us out of the darkness and towards God

The archbishop also warned that there is still opposition within the Church to the encyclical

The document ‘defended the integrity of married love and warned us against the danger of reducing sexuality to a source of pleasure alone’

The cardinal’s much-discussed lecture was worryingly ambiguous – and in one important place just incorrect