Video Recordings of the HV50 National Celebration:

Faithful to God’s Design

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae

What does the Catholic Church teach about the meaning of love and life? What does it mean to be Faithful to God’s Design? What can we learn by revisiting the teachings articulated in Humanae Vitae, arguably the most controversial encyclical in the history of the Catholic Church, with the hindsight and experience of these last 50 years, that can inspire and inform us now? Over forty experts explore the meaning of sex, examine the effects of contraception / abortion / sterilization, review the development of methods of natural family planning, and link the concepts of the theology of the body — “Since man cannot find true happiness for which he yearns with his whole being, unless he respects the laws inscribed in his nature by God.” Pope Paul VI, Humanae Vitae.

HV50 Clergy Day videos HERE
HV50 Spanish Session Videos HERE
A project of the California Association of Natural Family Planning.
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HV50 Celebration Opening Remarks

Lynn Keenan, MD

Humanae Vitae: A Truth Ever Timeless, Ever New

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

The Genesis and Aftermath of Humanae Vitae

Janet E. Smith, PhD

Medical Consequences of Contraception: How Sterilizing Steroids Disrupt the Body, Mind, and Spirit of Women

Deacon William V. Williams, MD

Panel: Modern Methods of Natural Family Planning

Moderator: Lynn Keenan, MD 

Pam and Walt Birdsall

Diane Daly

K. C. Schnitker

Sue Ek

The Good of Procreation

Christopher Kaczor, PhD

Humanae Vitae was Right: Governments are Using Contraception (and Steriization and Abortion) to Control Their Population

Steve Mosher

Panel: The Many Faces of NFP

Moderator: Fr. Larry Toschi, OSJ

Diane Daly

George Delgado, MD

John Paul II and the Integrity of Love

George Weigel

Healing the Wounds of the Contraceptive Culture

Patricia Sandoval

One Physician’s Response to the Pastoral Directives of Humanae Vitae

Thomas Hilgers, MD

Panel: Empowering Young Women through Cycle Literacy

Moderator: Suzanne Spence, RN

Brenda Cerkez

The Good News and Bad News Regarding Humanae Vitae

Janet Smith, PhD

Panel Discussion of Unprotected

Moderator: Don Johnson

Janet Smith. PhD

Jennifer Roback Morse, PhD

Patrick Coffin

Total Eclipse of the Body: How We Lost Sight of the Meaning of Sex, Gender, Marriage and Family, AND how to Regain It

Christopher West

Charity and Chastity: Pastoral Care Reflections On Contraception and Homosexuality

Fr. Paul Check

Pope Paul VI and His Vision for Humanity

Pia de Solenni

Panel: Effective Diocesan Ministry Through Sharing God’s Vision of Married Love

Moderator: Theresa Notare, PhD

Alice Heinzen

Cindy Leonard

Theology of the Body and the New Evangelization: How John Paul II’s Spousal Theology Empowers Us to Proclaim the Gospel to the Modern World

Christopher West

Finding Victory in a Pornified Culture

David Calavitta

Panel: Inspiring and Equipping Engaged and Married Couples to Live Faithful to God’s Design

Moderator: Steve Patton

Mario Martinez

Alice Heinzen

Inspiring Sexual Integrity in Young Adults

Gian Gamboa

Lindsay Fay

Using Amoris Laetitia in Defense of Life and NFP

Fr. Luke Dysinger, OSB, MD

Panel: Transforming a Medical Practice to a Contraception Free Zone Specializing in Authentic Women’s Healthcare

Moderator: Mary Davenport, MD, MS, FACOG, CFCMC

Karen Poehailos, MD, CFCMC

April Lind, MD

Humanae Vitae: Back to the Future

Patrick Coffin

HV50 Closing Remarks

Gary Schuberg

Sheila St. John

HV HERO Program and 2018 Calegari Award Recipient

Sheila St. John

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

Janet Smith, PhD

Coming Soon: Laughter: The Sanity of the Family

Dr. Ray Guarendi

HV50 Clergy Day videos HERE
HV50 Spanish Session Videos HERE
A project of the California Association of Natural Family Planning.
More resources available om this site and