The Abuse Crisis and Humanae Vitae ( Dr Janet Smith)

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05-28-20 05:00 - 06:00

The Abuse Crisis and Humanae Vitae ( Dr Janet Smith)

Dr. Janet E. Smith

Dr. Janet E. Smith held the Father Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics at the Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. She is the author of Living the Truth in Love: Pastoral Approaches to Same-Sex Attraction, Humanae Vitae: A Generation Later and The Right to Privacy, and the editor of Why Humanae Vitae Was Right: A Reader. Prof. Chris Kaczor and Prof. Smith co-authored Life Issues, Medical Choices, Questions, and Answers for Catholics. Her articles have been published in many academic journals, and she has been a regular columnist for the National Catholic Register and blogs on She is serving a third term as a consulter to the Pontifical Council on the Family and serves the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian unity as a member of the Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission IIIand as representative to the Faith and Order Commission for the World. She has received two honorary doctorates and several other awards for scholarship and service. Dr. Smith has appeared on the Geraldo show, Fox Morning News, CNN International, CNN Newsroom, and AlJazeera, and has done many shows for various series on EWTN. More than 2 million copies of her talk, “Contraception: Why Not, ”have been distributed. An updated version of “Contraception: Why Not” and a series of talks, “Sexual Common Sense,” are available through

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