A recent article in the Italian newspaper La Stampa states that Blessed Pope Paul VI sent the Synodal Fathers an invitation to let the pope know what they thought about birth regulation. Most bishops did not respond, and only seven were opposed to the use of artificial contraception.
When we read who these bishops were, we should rejoice, because it proves the wisdom of the saints. Two who stated that artificial birth control was wrong included the future Pope Saint John Paul II and Venerable Fulton Sheen!
Thanks be to God for the strength and courage of soon to be canonized Blessed Pope Paul VI. His prescient encyclical, Humanae Vitae, predicted that a contraceptive mentality would lead to an abortive mentality.
The wisdom of the saints often runs contrary to the wisdom of the world and thank God for that!