Humanae Vitae at 50: setting the context

Voice of the Family is pleased to invite you to an international day conference!

“Humanae Vitae at 50: setting the context” will be held on 28 October 2017 at the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas, (Largo Angelicum 1, Rome).

Click here for the programme.

July next year marks the 50th anniversary of the promulgation of the encyclical letter Humanae Vitae.

In Humanae Vitae Paul VI predicted that the consequences of accepting artificial birth control would include a general lowering of moral standards throughout society; a rise in infidelity; a lessening of respect for women by men; and the coercive use of reproductive technologies by governments. Almost 50 years on, not only have these predictions come true, but, furthermore, we have come to the point where society widely accepts that marriage can be separated from sexual relations and sexual relations from having children. In order to spare future generations from the destructive effects of the contraceptive mentality, and to help restore an authentically Christian culture, Catholic teaching on chastity and openness to life in marriage must be defended and taught boldly. With the upcoming conference, we wish to offer an opportunity to study Humanae Vitae in the context of its time, as well as its proper place in the continuity of the Church’s perennial teaching and in the life of Catholics today.

The presentations will be in English, Italian or French with simultaneous translation into these languages.

The entrance fee for delegates to the conference is 15 euros (10 euros for students). This fee includes mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshments and will be paid at the entrance.

Lunch is optional and needs to be pre-booked. The entrance fee with lunch is 30 euros (25 for students).

If you have any queries please contact Maria Madise on mariamadise@spuc.org.uk or +44 (0)20 7820 3148.

Download the programme here.