What does the Catholic Church teach about the meaning of love and life? What does it mean to be Faithful to God’s Design? What can we learn by revisiting the teachings articulated in Humanae Vitae, arguably the most controversial encyclical in the history of the Catholic Church, with the hindsight and experience of these last 50 years, that can inspire and inform us now? Over forty experts explore the meaning of sex, examine the effects of contraception / abortion / sterilization, review the development of methods of natural family planning, and link the concepts of the theology of the body --- “Since man cannot find true happiness for which he yearns with his whole being, unless he respects the laws inscribed in his nature by God.” Pope Paul VI, Humanae Vitae. A project of the California Association of Natural Family Planning. More resources available at www.canfp.org and www.CelebrateHV.com
Dr. Lynn Keenan: HV50 Celebration Opening Remarks
Dr. Lynn Keenan: HV50 Celebration Opening Remarks Lynn Keenan, MD welcomes attendees to the HV 50 celebration and introduces Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone: Humanae Vitae: A Truth Ever Timeless, Ever New
Humanae Vitae: A Truth Ever Timeless, Ever New We can see God’s ingenious design for our happiness and flourishing in the very way He created us, even in the very design of our bodies. Trying to redesign it according to our own whims only brings woe – the Garden of...
Prof. Janet Smith: The Genesis and Aftermath of Humanae Vitae
Janet Smith: The Genesis and Aftermath of Humanae Vitae Humanae vitae was promulgated in one of the most tumultuous decades in the history of mankind, a decade characterized by rebellion and revolt against authority. Vatican II seemed a game changer in bringing the Church into the modern world. To some...
Deacon William V. Williams, MD: Medical Consequences of Contraception: How Sterilizing Steroids Disrupt the Body, Mind and Spirit of Women
Deacon William V. Williams, MD: Medical Consequences of Contraception: How Sterilizing Steroids Disrupt the Body, Mind and Spirit of Women Persons are made up of a profound unity of body, mind and spirit and when one of these is perturbed there are invariably consequences that effect the entire person. The...
Panel: Modern Methods of Natural Family Planning
Panel: Modern Methods of Natural Family Planning Experts representing a variety of methods of natural family planning offer a a brief introduction into the options available for healthy, effective, natural methods of monitoring and tracking fertility. Moderator: Lynn Keenan, MD Featuring Pam and Alt Birdsall, Diane Daly, K.C. Schnitker, and...
Dr. Christopher Kaczor: The Good of Procreation
Dr. Christopher Kaczor: The Good of Procreation While it may seem obvious, couples and society actually often operate form a very different premise, and this presentation will talk about why procreation is a good thing for parents.