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Dr. Janet Smith to speak at Humanae Vitae Conference

Dr. Janet E. Smith, author of Humanae Vitae: A Generation Later and the famous talk “Contraception: Why Not?”, will be presenting a keynote and a workshop at CCL’s conference from July 6-7.

The conference, entitled “Families, become what you are!” will be a celebration of family life and the Church’s teachings outlined in the prophetic encyclical Humanae Vitae.

The keynote will focus on the family as a pathway to holiness. Dr. Smith notes especially that the virtues necessary to run a healthy and wholesome household are the same virtues that our culture severely lacks: such as maturity, sacrifice and selflessness. The vocation of families — and parents in particular — are the path by which the world can be made holy.

Dr. Smith will also present a workshop entitled “When is it moral to use NFP?” exploring important questions such as: How can contraception be immoral and NFP moral? Can NFP be used with a contraceptive mentality? When is it moral to use NFP?

Dr. Smith is renown for her work on sexual ethics — particularly for her expertise on Humanae Vitae, and is quite involved in the defense of the family. She is a philosopher and professor of moral theology at the Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan; she served as a consulter to the Pontifical Council on the Family; and she currently serves the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian unity as a member of the Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission, III.

Also known for her humor and ability to lay out convincing arguments, she is one of the most in-demand speakers for Humanae Vitae’s 50th anniversary. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the most influential sexual ethicists of our time.

Special early bird rates are available for all who register before March 31st, so bring along another family and sign up today!

— Forest Hempen
Marketing and Communications Associate