Cathy Bahmer, member of St. Mary Parish in Little Falls, has been named this year’s recipient of the Humanae Vitae Award. This year is especially significant as it is the 50th anniversary of the document, which was released in 1968 and explains the Catholic Church’s teaching about human life, married love, responsible parenthood and natural family planning. Pope Paul VI will be canonized in October in Rome along with martyr Oscar Romero.
Each year the Diocese of St. Cloud calls for nominations for its Humanae Vitae Award — an honor given to a person who has exhibited extraordinary courage in promoting the teachings of the encyclical “Humanae Vitae.”