Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on July 25, 2018
It’s the 50th anniversary of Humane vitae, one of the most prophetic – yet controversial – Church documents of our time. We have a variety of guests lined up as we discuss the impact of its teachings and how Pope Paul’s predictions have been fulfilled.
4:00 – The Prophetic Power of Humane vitae
Ten years ago, for the 40th anniversary of Humane vitae, Mary Eberstadt wrote “not only have the document’s signature predictions been ratified in empirical force, but they have been ratified as few predictions ever are: in ways its authors could not possibly have foreseen, including by information that did not exist when the document was written, by scholars and others with no interest whatever in its teaching, and indeed even inadvertently, and in more ways than one, by many proud public adversaries of the Church.” Ten years on, that statement rings even more true. Mary joins us.
4:20 – Humane vitae’s response to the Population Control movement
Obianuju Ekeocha has engaged head-on with UN officials and policies which attempt to promote so-called “reproductive health,” primarily contraception and abortion, which she calls the new neo-colonialism. She joins us today.
4:40 – Kresta Comments: Humane vitae and the World’s Debt to the Church
5:00 – Rethinking Humane vitae
When the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke last year, there was hope that somehow the breakthrough would force a rethinking of the Sexual Revolution. Not so for Time magazine, who featured a prominent cover story of the monstrous Weinstein next to a special edition commemorating the life of the late Hugh Hefner. The culture has clearly embraced the Sexual Revolution, so what do we do? Deborah Savage joins us.
5:20 – Self-Gift: The Heart of Humane Vitae
The Church’s teaching on sexuality is based on the dignity of the human person as a being created in the Image and Likeness of God. This gift of life enables us to enjoy the marvelous goods of the world while also anticipating and striving for eternal life. We discuss the good news at the heart of Humane with John Grabowski.
5:40 – Kresta Comments: Humane vitae and the World’s Debt to the Church (continued)