The Eucharist, One Flesh Union, And Self-Giving Love


January 31, 2012 12:00 am

Are you reluctant to see your relationship with God as a romance? In this presentation, Prof. Janet E. Smith explores the teaching of “God is love” and the various ways this love is revealed through Scripture. In particular, she reveals the revelation of God as the bridegroom and the Church (us) as the bride. Learn what these passages reveal about God’s character, and be encouraged to give yourself to the Christ who gave himself entirely for you.

Why Human Life Is So Highly Valued


January 30, 2012 12:00 am

Is human life valuable? You know the answer, but can you explain why? In this talk, Janet Smith offers an in depth response to the value of life and the uniqueness of human beings (compared to other life forms). She demonstrates the value of human life and determines why abortion, euthanasia and stem-cell research are violations of human life. Listen and form your own response to this essential question: Why is human life so highly valued?

The Theology of the Body and the Single Life


January 29, 2012 12:00 am

Using Blessed Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body as a foundation and springboard for this talk, Dr. Janet Smith encourages unmarried Christians to discover the “pocket of grace” they are meant to be in the world. She speaks with humor, insight, compassion, and authority as she addresses the challenges people living the single life face. She exhorts her listeners to embrace the blessing and the cross of single life as their call to mirror Christ’s love and be a sign of the Kingdom of God on Earth.

Life Issues, Medical Choices: Questions and Answers For Catholics


January 28, 2012 12:00 am

Medical and technological advances over the last decades have left millions of Catholics grappling with tough issues. When is it permissible to remove a feeding tube from a patient? Is the use of contraceptives for medical purposes acceptable? Is it morally acceptable to try to select the sex of one’s baby? What is the difference between ordinary and extraordinary means of preserving life? How does determination of death affect organ donation? Life Issues, Medical Choices not only provides answers to many questions troubling Catholics, it also supplies fundamental principles of Catholic thought to help readers arrive at morally sound decisions in those areas that have yet to be settled.

The Right To Privacy


January 27, 2012 12:00 am

Dr. Janet Smith presents a critical look at the meaning of the “right to privacy” clause relied upon by the United States Supreme Court in recent history to justify the creation of rights not found in the Constitution of the United States. Discover how these inventions led to legal protection for abortion, assisted suicide, previously outlawed homosexual acts and more.

Resources by Janet E. Smith

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