Lecture packets for parishes available for Humanae Vitae discussion Print E-mail
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Thursday, Jul. 16, 2009 -- 12:00 AM

The Diocese of Madison observed the 40th anniversary of Humanae Vitae with a variety of efforts. People in the diocese have an opportunity to continue the discussion as well.

Three St. Thérèse of Lisieux lectures were held throughout the year: "The Facts of Life & Marriage" with sociologist Bradford Wilcox in October of 2008; "The Biochemistry of Sex" with Vicki Thorn in February of 2009; and "Prove It, God! . . . And He Did" with Patty Schneier in April of 2009.

Resource packets are available on the Wilcox and Thorn lectures for parishes wishing to play the lectures and hold a local lecture/discussion group. Every event packet includes video content of the lectures, PowerPoint slides used by Dr. Wilcox; a facilitator check list; discussion questions and follow-up resources, and promotional items.

For a DVD and packet, contact the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis.

Other Humanae Vitae anniversary celebration highlights have included:

  • Materials sent to all priests about Humanae Vitae, contraception, and Church teaching as well as a talk to priests by Fr. David McCaffrey.
  • Five regional gatherings with parish educational staff along with a resource packet for parishes.
  • Web pages and links on the diocesan site at
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