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Humanae Vitae 50 Years Later: History of Dissent and Defense

Prof. Janet Smith

Janet Smith, Ph.D. a seminary professor and internationally-known author and speaker, provides important context for why Humanae Vitae is considered the most controversial, and one of the most important, encyclicals promulgated by the Church in modern times. She discusses how this document written by Blessed Pope Paul VI served to prophetically warn the world of the dire consequences associated with artificial contraception and faithfully witness to the beauty of God’s plan for sex within marriage.


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Great overview of the history and the truth of Humanae Vitae. Pope Paul VI pray for us! Cory Jane - Baraboo, WI
Dr. Smith is so clear on what she is speaking of and made sense of fifty years of controversy in a short period of time. I loved it! Eric - Omaha, NE