Sexual Common Sense – 12 Talk Series

There is no question that our culture is a sexual mess — which translates into a lot of broken hearts and broken lives. The Catholic Church has a wisdom about sexuality derived from Scripture and natural law (good common sense) that too few Catholics know and live. Why is sex outside of marriage so destructive? Why is contraception wrong? What is the conscience and its role in decision making? What is the connection between contraception, abortion, assisted suicide, and same-sex unions? Prof. Janet Smith covers these and other crucial topics in this provocative series of 12 CD presentations.

This series is a valuable training tool for teachers, principals, catechists, youth workers, home schooling parents, or anyone interested in issues of sexuality , contraception, and immorality in our culture.

Little Known Effects of Hormones on Sexual Attraction

In this companion talk to Contraception: Why Not, Dr. Janet E. Smith exposes the how The Pill negatively affects the delicate system of hormones that define who we are as women and men. Recent studies reveal what Dr. Smith has been saying for over twenty years:

  • Along with acting as a barrier to contraception, The Pill may also negatively affect the natural attraction that occurs when a male and female choose a mate.
  • Constant manipulation and interruption of estrogen levels in women may be harmful to their health, and the health of a fetus.

Informative, enlightening and powerful, this talk will forever change how you view contraceptives and how their use has affected our lives and our culture over the last 50 years.

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Homosexuality: Why Not

In this compelling presentation, Prof. Smith explains in a compassionate way that homosexuality is one of many offenses against chastity to which human beings are inclined. Why is homosexuality so prevalent? What are the possible causes, consequences and treatments? Prof. Smith addresses these questions and more in this relevant look at same sex relationships and Church teaching.

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Theology of the Body

You don’t want to miss this presentation as Prof. Smith looks at John Paul II’s teachings on God, sex and the meaning of life. In this provocative lecture, Prof. Smith explains how Pope John Paul II answers the plea of our culture to lay out the Church’s teaching on sexuality. Find out how his profound reflections on the book of Genesis disclose the nuptial meaning of our human bodies as well as the greatest depths of the human person.

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Reproductive Tech: Why Not

Do you know the Church’s teaching with regard to artificial insemination? Is it okay for Catholics to employ in vitro fertilization in the quest to conceive a child? If we are called as married people to be open to life, doesn’t that make these artificial reproductive practices okay? Find the answers to these questions and many more in this revealing discussion as Prof. Smith outlines pertinent facts regarding reproductive technologies.

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Natural Family Planning: Is it Moral?

Many people think there is no moral difference between contraception and natural family planning since both involve having sex while trying to avoid a pregnancy. What are the moral differences? Can NFP be used with an immoral contraceptive mentality? What are the moral reasons for using NFP? Do they need to be “grave”? In this groundbreaking presentation, Prof. Smith reflects on Pope John Paul II’s teachings as she explains the real difference between contraception and NFP.

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