St. Joseph doctor receives Humanae Vitae Award

Dr. Thomas Newton was awarded the Humanae Vitae Award during a special Mass with Bishop Donald Kettler July 24 at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The award is given annually to a person who has exhibited extraordinary courage in promoting the teachings of the encyclical “Humanae Vitae.” The document, written by St. Paul VI and released in 1968, explains the Catholic Church’s teaching about human life, married love, responsible parenthood and natural family planning. Newton practiced family medicine until his retirement in 2016. He and his wife Elaine are members of St. Joseph Parish in St. Joseph.


Author: Dianne Towalski

Dianne Towalski is a multimedia reporter for The Central Minnesota Catholic Magazine.

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