Calendar of Events
January 11, 2014
The three Canton area parishes are jointly organizing a mini-conference with Dr. Janet Smith as featured speaker. Dr. Smith will give two talks: “The Family As A Path to Holiness”, and “The Sexual Mess We Are In And How We Got Here”. (See talk descriptions below.) Dr. Smith holds the Fr. McGivney Chair in Life Ethics and is Professor of Moral Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, MI. An internationally renowned expert and widely published author, she among other things, is consulter to the Vatican’s Pontifical Council on the Family. The first 100 arrivals will get a free CD copy of her famous talk: “Contraception: Why Not?”
The Family as a Path to Holiness: When people become parents they must grow-up; they must become more generous, selfless, disciplined, etc. Thus, a major purpose of children is to make adults of their parents! This humorous talk, filled with anecdotes about family life, will help parents realize the importance of their vocation and provide some insight into how to do it well.
The Sexual Mess that We Are In and How We Got Here: Unwed pregnancies, abortion, and divorce have become rampant in our society. The accompanying toll of broken hearts is all around us. How did we get here? Dr. Smith will explore the causes of our culture’s radically altered understanding of the meaning and purpose of human sexuality, and its discounting of the belief that babies are a beautiful gift from God. She will discuss the church’s answer which is a proven enhancer of marital satisfaction and stability.