Summary of Humanae Vitae

I currently work in the RCIA program at my church. Most of the time I use materials that I create on my own. I have been able to customize my lessons (using good orthodox sources that I have in my own library AND with the help of my priest). I find that by doing this I can carefully explain the various beliefs of the church AND do it in a manner that is not too complicated and that the average person can understand. One of the topics that I will be delving into shortly is the Church’s position on birth control. I have a better than average understanding of Humanae vitae, but I would like to find a website (preferably) that is relatively thorough in its explaination of the main concepts behind Humanae Vitae but does so in a way that the average convert can easily understand. In short, I’m looking for something that isn’t ridiculously simplistic (and therefore not informative and/or convincing) but is also reader friendly. Kind of a “Humanae Vitae for Dummies.” I would love to find a site that I could use as a reference for anyone that I’m working with. Thanks.

I can’t believe no one has responded to your post. Look up Dr. Janet Smith, she teaches on the issue of birth control.
catholiceducation.org/articles/sexuality/se0002.html

Also, read up on Theology of the Body by Pope John Paul II. Christopher West wrote a wonderful book about sex and marriage.
christopherwest.com/

Refer to the Catechism #2370
vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_INDEX.HTM

Peace of Christ,
Scott

Thank you Super64. I actually have the Janet piece on tape (they were given away for free at church). It’s a wonderful tape, and its nice to now have a written version. I’m a little surprized as well at the lack of hits on this topic. Perhaps I should post it in a different part of the forums. Anyway, thank you for the suggestions - they are good ones.

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