"The Prophetic Power of Humanae Vitae" by Mary Eberstadt


Location: Oak Room, South Dining Hall

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Pope Paul VI's landmark 1968 encyclical explored the effects of then-new technologies on human reproduction, and reaffirmed the traditional Catholic anthropological teaching on the exclusive, permanent conjugal relationship of marriage as the fundamental building block of society. In the view of presenter Mary Eberstadt, Humanae Vitae is "the most globally reviled and widely misunderstood document of the last half century [and] also the most prophetic and explanatory of our time."

Join us for this lunchtime lecture by Mary Eberstadt, Senior Research Fellow at the Faith & Reason Institute, which will further explore themes from her essay in the April 2018 issue of First Things. Her writing has appeared in TIME, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington PostNational ReviewFirst ThingsThe Weekly Standard, and other publications. Buffet lunch begins at 12:00, lecture at 12:30. No RSVP required.

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