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At screening, documentary’s creators foresee a ‘natural’ sexual revolution

Alana Newman and Daniel diSilva share a light moment with the audience prior to the Sept. 22 screening of their new documentary "Sexual Revolution: 50 Years Since Humanae Vitae" at Hettinger Hall of St. Jude Parish in Peoria. The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody

The director and narrator of a new documentary screened at a Peoria parish on Sept. 22 believe the sexual revolution that followed the introduction of artificial contraception in the 1960s may soon give way to a new and “real sexual revolution” that embraces natural family planning (NFP). “I believe with all my heart there is […]

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‘Humanae Vitae’ conference speakers urge courage in living teaching on sexuality

Damon Owens, keynote speaker for a dicoesan conference celebrating the 50th anniversary of Blessed Paul VI's encyclical "Humanae Vitae," makes a point during one of his three presentations Aug. 18 at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Acknowledging that to question contraception in today’s culture is “like talking against toothpaste and deodorant,” speakers at a diocesan conference celebrating the 50th anniversary of “Humanae Vitae” invited Catholics to approach the issue with an open heart and faithfully follow Blessed Paul VI’s “clear and true teaching on the meaning of human sexuality.” “I invite […]

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Diocese sets conference Aug. 18 to revisit ‘Humanae Vitae’ on its 50th anniversary

Pope Paul VI is pictured in this undated photo. In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the late pope's landmark encyclical, "Humanae Vitae," the Diocese of Peoria is sponsoring a daylong conference Aug. 18 to explain why the teaching remains more relevant than ever. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

It may be 50 years old but don’t let the age of “Humanae Vitae,” the groundbreaking document by Pope Paul VI, fool you. It’s more relevant today than ever before, according to diocesan officials who are planning a conference for Saturday, Aug. 18, to help people understand why. Sponsored by the diocesan Office of Respect […]

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