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February 08, 2016 – NAPROTechnology

  1. Recap of why ART is so harmful
  2. Creighton as a diagnostic tool and the use of NAPROTechnology
  3. NAPROTechnology as help for women with infertility – higher success rate than ART
  4. Respects the dignity of women and their fertility

February 01, 2016 – Why Artificial Reproductive Technology is Harmful to Life and Love

  1. Donum Vitae’s teachings about human cooperation in creating life (Every child has a right to be born within the marital act)
  2. Different types of ART and why it is offensive against life and love
  3. Attitudes about life, which lead to ART
  4. Spiritual, Physical, and Financial consequences of using ART

January 25, 2016 – Benefits of Using the Creighton Model Fertility Care System

  1. Corresponds with teachings of the Church on responsible parenthood
  2. Is a shared system between spouses, so helps with marital bonding (SPICE)
  3. Works with all kinds of situations: regular cycles, irregular cycles, post pill, etc.
  4. Corresponds with licit medical treatment called NAPROTechnology

January 11, 2016 – Pope Paul VI Institute and the Creighton Model Fertility Care Sytstem

1. Dr. Hilger’s response to Pope Paul VI’s challenge to scientists

2. The study of different methods of birth regulation

3. Standardization of the Creighton Model Fertility Care System

4. Studies done on its effectiveness

January 04, 2016 – Misconceptions about what the Church teaches on NFP

  1. Married couples should have as many children as possible
  2. NFP is only for limiting family size
  3. NFP should only be used in grave circumstances
  4. It’s the old Rhythm Method and it really doesn’t work

December 28, 2015 – The Cure for the Contraceptive Mentality

  1. What is the contraceptive mentality and why it runs contrary to the divine law
  2. Paul Paul VI’s challenges to different demographics to combat widespread error
  3. The natural regulation of birth and responsible parenting

December 21, 2015 – Vatican II and its Relation to Humanae Vitae

  1. Pope St. John XIII’s and Blessed Pope Paul VI’s Pontifical Commission on birth control – what it was supposed to do and what it actually did
  2. Widespread error concerning the use of artificial birth control
  3. Gaudium et Spes, the writing of Humanae Vitae, and how it was received by those within and without the Church
  4. Predictions made by Pope Paul VI about sins against life and human sexuality, and how they came true in our times

December 14, 2015 – Attitudes About Life

  1. BiblicalĀ Teachings on LifeĀ (Old and New Testaments)
  2. Up until the early 1900’s
  3. Margaret Sanger’s ideal, the promotion of contraception, and the beginning of Planned Parenthood
  4. The thought of children as burdens instead of gifts

December 07, 2015 – History of the Church’s Teaching on Life and Contraception

  1. Biblical teaching on life
  2. Early Church Father’s teachings on contraception
  3. What all Christian Churches taught aboutĀ contraception before the Lambeth Conference in 1930
  4. Early documents that dealt with regulation of birth

November 30, 2015 – On the Dignity and Vocation of Women

  1. Why God created woman and her role as “helpmate”
  2. Woman’s consequences from the fall
  3. The misinterpretation of Eph. 5:21-33
  4. Fulfillment through giving oneself as a gift

November 23, 2015 – Matrimony as a Means to Holiness

  1. Matrimony as sacrament
  2. The three vows of matrimony
  3. Sins against the vows of matrimony
  4. How to live out the vows

November 16, 2015 – Theology of the Body: The Counter Sexual Revolution

  1. St. Pope John Paul II and Love and Responsibility.
  2. Introduction to Theology of the Body
  3. The language of the body
  4. The nuptial meaning of the body