In a blog post celebrating the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae, Cardinal Wuerl said that Humanae Vitae’s teachings on sexuality “is a sign of contradiction to the world.” Humanae Vitae is a “gift” but it is “wrongly disparaged as an out-of-touch authoritarian” document. In his essay, Wuerl approvingly quoted Cardinal Koral Wojtyla. “Conjugal love is enriched through the authentic giving of one person to another person. It is this mutual giving of self which must not be altered.”