Notre Dame's Fr. Ted Hesburgh went to his death having been a lifelong proponent of contraception
"Named president of the university in 1952," Manion wrote, "he immediately sought to give Notre Dame a makeover, in the image of the eastern elites."
Toward that end, he enlisted the help of population control advocate and billionaire John D. Rockefeller — a man with whom he'd partner for the next few decades to push contraception here and abroad.
Hesburgh had never made a secret of his promotion of contraception. "[H]e supported Notre Dame faculty members who dissented from Pope Paul VI's encyclical 'Humanae Vitae'", West wrote — including, among others, Catholic law professor John T. Noonan, who published a book advocating Church reform on birth control, and whose seat on the papal birth control commission was due in no small part to Hesburgh's influence. Noonan opened the first session of the Commission arguing in favor of contraception.
The Rockefeller Foundation did more to push population control and eugenics than any other organization of the 20th century, giving today's equivalent of millions of dollars to Margaret Sanger's Birth Control League (now Planned Parenthood) and to the architects of Nazi Germany's eugenics program, which would go on to conduct horrific experiments on Jews, the disabled, and other "undesirables."
Both Rockefeller and Hesburgh worked together closely for decades, Hesburgh himself securing a private meeting between Rockefeller and Pope Paul VI in 1965 to sway the Pope to relax Church doctrine on contraception in order to prevent overpopulation. [Dit is écht zo gegaan! Echter, Paulus VI is hier niet op ingegaan.]
Bron: Church Militant