Internationally recognized Humanae Vitae expert Dr. Janet Smith delivered a lecture at Christendom College on Monday, February 5, titled: “Humanae Vitae, 50 Years Later: Progress or Regress?” She engaged her audience throughout the talk as she spoke on the roots of Humanae Vitae’s groundbreaking publication and why the encyclical matters now, more than ever.
Smith is the author of Humanae Vitae: A Generation Later and of Right to Privacy and the editor of Why Humanae Vitae Was Right: A Reader. Her articles have been published in many academic journals, and she has been a regular columnist for the National Catholic Register and has appeared on Fox News, CNN, and EWTN.
Smith has also served three terms as a consultor to the Pontifical Council on the Family and currently is a member of the Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission. She has received two honorary doctorates and several other awards for scholarship and service. More than two million copies of her talk, “Contraception: Why Not” have been distributed.