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Humanae Vitae CD Bundle

Augustine Institute

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI's encyclical, Humanae Vitae, comes this new limited-time bundle. Save big while learning about God's plan for marital love.

This bundle features five popular and relevant talks:
Has the Sexual Revolution Been Good for Women? by Mary Eberstadt      
God’s Plan for Love: Humanae Vitae, Sex, and Authentic Freedom by Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila
Green Sex by Jason Evert
Contraception: Cracking the Myths by Janet Smith
Why I Left Planned Parenthood by Abby Johnson


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1 Contraception: Cracking the Myths

Contraception: Cracking the Myths

In this new revised edition of Professor Janet Smith's groundbreaking exposé on the effects of the pill on modern society, she presents a God-centered view of sexuality that can bring married couples a joy that they could have never imagined. Backed by statistics and armed with decades of research, Prof. Smith shows the crippling effect of the contraceptive culture on our relationship with God, our romantic relationships and marriages, the culture at large and our physical and mental health.

Click here to check out the accompanying PowerPoint presentation.

 

A must have! It should be required listening material for those who are called to educate and lead in this Millennium. Imee - Cypress, CA
1 Green Sex: The Case for Natural Family Planning

Green Sex: The Case for Natural Family Planning

First comes loves, then comes marriage ... then what? If sex is natural, why are we so eager to make it artificial? In this presentation, Jason Evert presents the case for Natural Family Planning as he unveils the beauty of God's plan for sexuality. Jason has spoken about chastity to more than one million people around the world and is the author or more than a dozen books.

 

This is a great talk for all to hear and take to heart, especially all married and engaged couples. Laura - Newtown, PA
1 Why I Left Planned Parenthood: From Death to Life

Why I Left Planned Parenthood: From Death to Life

Abby Johnson is a widely recognized Catholic speaker who was once the director of one of Planned Parenthood’s largest clinics where she came face to face with the reality of abortion. She shares an insider’s perspective about the true motivations of the abortion industry, and her courageous journey away from it and towards life. Her story is a testament to God’s grace and mercy, and the joy that comes from being an advocate for life.

This talk is also available in Spanish.

 

This informative exposé is the most highly engaging talk I have ever heard on the subject of abortion. Stacie - Ottawa, IL
1 Has the Sexual Revolution Been Good For Women?

Has the Sexual Revolution Been Good For Women?

 

Mary is a very engaging speaker and addresses a very important topic. I really enjoyed this talk! Christina - Littleton, CO
1 God’s Plan for Love: Humanae Vitae, Sex, and Authentic Freedom

God’s Plan for Love: Humanae Vitae, Sex, and Authentic Freedom

In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the encyclical Humanae Vitae, Archbishop Aquila explains how Blessed Pope Paul VI’s teaching still serves as a great light amidst a world that is deeply confused about sexual intimacy. He provides valuable insights about how God imbued our sexuality with truths that are reflective of his own divine love. He challenges Catholics to share the liberating truth of God’s plan for sex within marriage and witness this reality as the way of lasting happiness.

 

I was always told that we never use contraception because the Pope said so. After listening to this talk, I see that it’s not just a rule, but a way to love deeper. Brittany - New York, NY


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Humanae Vitae

Humanae Vitae

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The papal encyclical Humanae Vitae (On Human Life) made headlines worldwide. Many talked about the encyclical when it was issued in 1968, but few actually read it. Why is it perhaps the most controversial document in modern Church history?

On Human Life combines Humanae Vitae with commentary by popular and respected Catholic authors Mary Eberstadt, James Hitchcock, and Jennifer Fulwiler in order to address this question and shed light on the document’s enduring wisdom.

Humanae Vitae is Pope Paul VI’s explanation of why the Catholic Church rejects contraception. The pope referred to two aspects, or meanings, of human sexuality: the unitive and the procreative. He also warned of the consequences if contraception became widely practiced—consequences that have since come to pass: greater infidelity in marriage, confusion regarding the nature of human sexuality and its role in society, the objectification of women for sexual pleasure, compulsory government birth control policies, and the reduction of the human body to an instrument of human manipulation. The separation of sexuality from its dual purpose has also resulted in artificial reproduction technologies, including cloning, that threaten the dignity of the human person.

Although greeted by controversy and opposition, Humanae Vitae has continued to influence Catholic moral teaching. St. John Paul II’s popular “theology of the body” drew deeply on the insights of Paul VI. Pope Benedict and now Pope Francis have upheld the long-standing teaching, and a new generation of Catholics, as well as non-Catholics, is embracing the truths of the encyclical.


About the Author

Pope Paul VI led the Catholic Church from 1963 until his death in 1978. The former Cardinal Archbishop of Milan, he succeeded Pope John XXIII and oversaw the Second Vatical Council, bringing it to completion in 1965. In October, 2014, Pope Francis beatified Paul VI, the first step toward his recognition as a saint.

Foreward by Mary Eberstadt
Afterward by James Hitchcock
Postscript by Jennifer Fulwiler


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• 111 pages
• 5.25 x 8"
• Cover: Paperback

 

Protecting Innocence: Parenting, Your Kids, and the Internet

Protecting Innocence: Parenting, Your Kids, and the Internet

Matt Fradd, a best-selling Catholic author, presents new data to show how the changes in the types and accessibility of pornography being promoted today make it far more dangerous and harmful than ever before. Matt draws from a wealth of experience to guide parents in taking decisive action to protect their children, and he empowers adults with specific wording to effectively address this sensitive topic with children of all ages before they encounter pornography or after they’ve been exposed to it.

 

This talk is extremely relevant to the problems we see in our culture today. The science behind everything was very interesting. Pete – Greenwood Village, CO

Could God Love Someone Like Me?

Could God Love Someone Like Me?

Fr. Mike Schmitz, one of the leading presenters in the Church today, speaks powerfully about the Sacrament of Reconciliation. He makes clear the truth that Christ deeply loves and wants to encounter each of us as we are, with all our imperfections. Fr. Mike debunks the lies we often believe about not being good enough to approach Jesus, and he draws upon Scripture to explain rationally why we go to priests to encounter God’s mercy and forgiveness in Confession.

 

Fr. Mike gives a powerful and motivating message that will bless young and old alike! John - Silver City, NM

A Do-It-at-Home Retreat

A Do-It-at-Home Retreat

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This book is a most helpful and careful guide to anyone who desires to make an Ignatian retreat but is unable to make the Spiritual Exercises in a normal retreat. It is designed for those who want sincerely to place themselves “face to face” with God so as to order their lives along his loving designs. Fr. Ravier was an expert retreat master who gave Ignatian retreats for over 30 years.




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208 Pages
Book size: 5.25" x 8"
Paperback
Published year: 2018


Praise for A Do-It-at-Home Retreat

“A superb book that provides excellent guidance for making the Spiritual Exercises on one’s own. Ravier’s clear and practical book answers a long felt need for a one volume guide to finding the will of God in the disposition of our life!”

–Fr. John Hardon, SJ, Author of The Catholic Catechism

“There is an urgent need for a ‘Do-It-At-Home’ Ignatian retreat. That need is beautifully met by Fr. Ravier. This book makes it possible for millions of Catholics to enter into the ‘interior castle’ of Christian mysticism. Those who thirst for a drink of holiness and mystical experience can now find it in this Ignatian retreat manual.”

–Fr. Kenneth Baker, SJ, Editor, Homiletic and Pastoral Review

“Fr. Ravier’s book will be most helpful for anyone who wants to attempt the richness of a retreat with the Spiritual Exercises by following his guidance. It will also be of great use to retreat masters themselves.”

–Fr. James Schall, SJ, Georgetown University

 

Full of Grace: The Message of the Angel

Full of Grace: The Message of the Angel

Renowned speaker, author, and musician Vinny Flynn makes the angel’s message at the Annunciation come alive with meaning and relevance by delving into Scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the writings of St. John Paul II. Vinny helps listeners understand the deeper significance of the words of the Hail Mary prayer and the angel’s greeting, offering penetrating insights into the role of our Blessed Mother in God’s plan of salvation.

 

“This talk led me to a greater understanding and appreciation of how Mary’s ‘Yes’ at the Annunciation ushered in our own recreation and restoration in the fullness of grace!” Steve - Madison, WI

Contraception: Cracking the Myths

Contraception: Cracking the Myths

In this new revised edition of Professor Janet Smith's groundbreaking exposé on the effects of the pill on modern society, she presents a God-centered view of sexuality that can bring married couples a joy that they could have never imagined. Backed by statistics and armed with decades of research, Prof. Smith shows the crippling effect of the contraceptive culture on our relationship with God, our romantic relationships and marriages, the culture at large and our physical and mental health.

Click here to check out the accompanying PowerPoint presentation.

 

A must have! It should be required listening material for those who are called to educate and lead in this Millennium. Imee - Cypress, CA

The Holy Spirit: Third Person of the Trinity

The Holy Spirit: Third Person of the Trinity

In this captivating presentation Fr. Shannon Collins discusses the essential character of the Holy Spirit and the role the forgotten Person of the Blessed Trinity has played since the creation of the world. Drawing upon Scripture and tradition, Fr. Collins explains the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit and how he works in the lives of believers. Listeners are sure to come to a better appreciation for this “sweet guest of our soul” who seeks to bring us closer to Christ and eternal salvation.

 

Absolutely awesome! Who knew there was so much to know about the Holy Spirit . . . everyone should listen! Cheryl - Vernon, NJ

Remade for Happiness

Remade for Happiness

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In this classic work, Fulton Sheen explains the secret of authentic happiness: being spiritually remade. A genuinely spiritual life, Sheen contends, consists in more than obeying a set of commands, reading the Bible, or even following the example of Jesus. Before all else, it consists in being recreated and incorporated into a new, higher kind of life—the supernatural life of grace—and in being brought into a new kind of spiritual relationship, as a child of God through Jesus Christ.

What does it mean to be a Christian? Christianity is not a system of ethics; it is a life. It is not good advice; it is divine adoption. Being a Christian does not consist in just being kind to the poor, going to church, singing hymns, or serving on parish committees, though it includes all of these. It is first and foremost a love relationship with Jesus Christ.

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179 Pages
Book size: 5.25" x 8"
Paperback
Published year: 2018


Praise for Remade for Happiness

Remade for Happiness is a book that succeeds in universally drawing in all readers. There's nobody better than the Venerable Archbishop Sheen in communicating the most important element of life. If you want to have the light of happiness in this life and in the next, then you need to read this book!”

–Terry Barber, Author of How to Share Your Faith with Anyone

“‘Look at your heart! It tells the story of why you were made.’ These words by the great Archbishop Fulton Sheen, which sum up our experience of life, also capture the heart of this beautiful book. A must read.”

–Chris Stefanick, Author, and President of Real Life Catholic