♥ Book Title : Why Humanae Vitae Was Right
☯ Full Synopsis : "For the 25th anniversary year of the historic document Humanae Vitae(1968), Janet Smith has gathered together twenty-one outstanding essays and articles by well-respected thinkers to provide the demonstration that Pope Paul VI was not simply correct, but prophetic. While this document is still widely neglected and misunderstood, the Church continues to proclaim that contraception is a moral evil and that the view of man, sexuality, and marriage that leads to the use of the Pill is not one that is compatible with human dignity, sexual responsibility and spousal love. Many are unaware that there have been energetic and persuasive worth defenses of this teaching. The general reader, as well as the ethicist and moral theologian, will find much here to stimulate his thinking on this issue. Contributors include William May, Paul Quay, Elizabeth Anscombe, Dietrich von Hildebrand, Carlo Caffara, Cormac Burke, Ralph McInerny, John Kippley, John Finnis and Janet Smith."Article| Janet E. Smith| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : On Human Life
☯ Full Synopsis : "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 to 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."Article| Pope Paul VI| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Life Issues, Medical Choices
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| Janet E. Smith, Christopher Kaczor| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Right to Privacy
☯ Full Synopsis : "Janet Smith, well-known philosophy professor and writer, presents a critical look at the meaning of the “right to privacy” that has been so often employed by the Supreme Court in recent times to justify the creation of rights not found in the Constitution by any traditional method of interpreting a legal document. Smith shows how these inventions have led to the legal protection of abortion, assisted suicide, homosexual acts, and more. As Judge Bork says it shows that “morals legislation now seems constitutionally impermissible”, and that the counterfeit right to privacy belongs to the genre of the indecipherable and incoherent that no one who wrote the Constitution and the Bill of Rights would have contemplated."Article| Janet E. Smith| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : God, Sex, and Gender
☯ Full Synopsis : "Engagingly and clearly written by a highly respected theologian, God, Sex, and Gender is the first comprehensive introduction to a theology of both sexuality and gender available in a single volume. Makes a theological contribution to understanding the unprecedented changes in sexual and gender relationships of the last fifty years Discusses many topics including: sexual difference; sexual equality; gender and power; the nature of desire; the future of marriage in Christian sexual ethics; homosexuality and same-sex unions; the problems of sexual minorities; contraception in a time of HIV/AIDS; the separation of sexual experience from marriage; and offers new arguments for marriage and for chastity Offers a consistent and engaging introduction at the cutting edge of theological inquiry, which is contemporary, undogmatic, questioning, and relevant to readers' experience, interests, and needs Written lucidly and engagingly by an established and respected academic who has published widely in this area"Article| Adrian Thatcher| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Marriage, Health, and the Professions
☯ Full Synopsis : "Experts on theology team up with leading practitioners in law, medicine, ministry, therapy and business to bring a theological balance to the new secular health view of marriage. Each chapter pursues one of a number of relevant and engaging problems relating to married life."Article| John Wall| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Conscience
☯ Full Synopsis : "In this fourteenth volume of the popular Readings in Moral Theology series, editor Charles Curran deals with the important issue of conscience. In keeping with the ethos of the series, he has gathered together the most pertinent, already published articles on conscience, from points of view ranging from progressive to conservative. To facilitate reading, understanding, and discussion, the volume unfolds in three different parts. Part One discusses general theories of conscience. Part Two centers on hierarchical church teaching on conscience and the response of conscience to authoritative hierarchical teaching. And Part Three focuses on the relationship of conscience to other important aspects--gender, moral development, self-transcendence, error, the Holy Spirit, and solidarity with victims."Article| Charles E. Curran| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Moral theology after Humanae Vitae
☯ Full Synopsis : "The author discusses some of the major developments in fundamental moral theology which were sparked off by the publication of the hugely controversial encyclical, Humanae Vitae (1968), as well as the impact of its rejection by many leading moral theologians. Within the broader cultural background of modernity, Professor Twomey analyses this dissent and attempts to sketch an alternative moral theology based on the recovery of virtue as the context for moral reflection and on a new appreciation of the nature of sexuality. He also attempts a positive appreciation of the generally neglected doctrinal content of Pope Paul VIs encyclical that shook the world when it appeared in order to explain why Humanae Vitae remains to this day a sign of contradiction within the Church and beyond."Article| Vincent Twomey| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Linacre Quarterly
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♥ Book Title : Humanae Vitae
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| Catholic Church. Pope (1963-1978 : Paul VI)| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Worlock Archive
☯ Full Synopsis : "A detective story about the history of the Catholic Church since the 1960s, following the clues in the archive left by Archbishop Worlock when he died. He kept records of everything, and a secret diary through the second Vatican Council, and much of his material may cause controversy. Includes Worlock's secret diary of Vatican II, other unpublished papers relating to birth control controversy in 1968, also tensions between English Catholicism and Vatican."Article| Clifford Longley| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A Rhetorical-critical Analysis of the Conflict Over Humanae Vitae
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| Kathleen Hall Jamieson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Sex Au Naturel
☯ Full Synopsis : "Sex Au Naturel: What It Is and Why It's Good For Your Marriage by radio host Patrick Coffin is a bracing ride across the landscape of the Catholic sexual ethic. If you're looking for intellectual ammo with which to defend and explain the teaching of Humanae Vitae, or if you reject it altogether, you'll agree that Coffin approaches the topic from a wide array of new and persuasive angles. With humor and enthusiasmand a total absence of moralizingyou'll learn: Why Paul VI's landmark 1968 encyclical was widely rejected a generation ago and why it's gaining new respectability now Where exactly the Bible teaches against birth control The differences between contraception and natural family planning (hint: they're more profound than you think) The meaning of the natural law and how it applies to birth control How the dogma of the Blessed Trinity implicit condemns birth control That every single Protestant denomination rejected birth control until 1930 Why the myth of overpopulation is used against the Church, and how to answer it How faithful adherence to the teaching of Humanae Vitae is causally related to marital happiness and longevity Why it's not too late to start over, even if you've been sterilized How to rely on the ever-present grace of God rather than your own strength in faithfully following this challenging, life-giving aspect of Christian discipleship Much, much more!"Article| Patrick Coffin| Statement ..."