Illuminating the Hearts of the Faithful Clergy Day

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae

Held Thursday July 26, 2018

Doubletree Hotel, Ontario, California

 A day that was dedicated to inspiring and equipping clergy to foster within the hearts of the faithful the desire to live and love faithful to God’s design, and increase awareness of the resources available to them. Open ONLY to Clergy (priests and deacons) and seminarians, to complement the content of the HV50 conference.

8:00a-8:45a Clergy Day Check in

8:45am Welcome and Opening Remarks Lynn Keenan, MD




9:00am Opening Prayer and Keynote: God is Full of Surprises: Humanae Vitae as the Key to the New Evangelization,  Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

The teaching of Humanae Vitae plunges us into the depths of who we are as human persons created in the image and likeness of God. Recognizing this truth and living it out leads to the fulfillment of our human vocation: happiness with God now and forever in heaven. Now is the time to unleash the power of this teaching for the healing of our society and the renewal of the Church.


10am Break


10:15am The Role and Importance of the Clergy in a New Era of Natural Family Planning Fr. Luke Dysinger, OSB, MD

The majority of priests today are uncomfortable discussing Natural Family Planning either with couples or fellow-clergy, or in their preaching/catechesis. In this presentation we will review some of the reasons why this so and suggest ways in which dialogue with laity and health-care professionals can be renewed and enlivened.


11:15am My HV Story Panel Panel Presentation witnessing to the impact of the teachings of Humanae Vitae, personally and professionally.

12:15pm Luncheon

1:30pm Is Chastity Part of the Good News? Fr. Paul Check

Why is chastity integral to a happy life? Is the Church’s teaching a harmonious tapestry or only a series of “don’ts” and “no’s”? What are some practical suggestions to grow in this virtue?



2:30pm Break

2:45pm The Importance of Preaching the Difficult Truths, Janet Smith, PhD.

If not you, who? If not now, when? If people do not hear this from their priest, they will not hear it. Exploring tackling the tough subjects, in truth and love.



3:45pm  Q and A / Discussion Panel: Lynn Keenan, MD, Moderator: Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Janet Smith, PhD, Fr. Paul Check, Fr. Luke Dysinger, OSB, MD


4:55pm Concluding Remarks Lynn Keenan, MD.