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Humanae vitae (“Of Human Life”) is one of the most controversial, yet beautiful and prophetic documents promulgated by the Catholic Church. Written by Blessed Pope Paul VI in July 1968, this encyclical re-affirmed the constant teaching of the Catholic Church regarding authentic married love, responsible parenthood, Natural Family Planning (NFP) and the rejection of contraception.

A number of ministries have come together to organise a conference to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of its release.

Entitled “HV50” the conference celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Humanae vitae, the Church’s landmark document on authentic love, marriage and family planning, and will be held on 14 July 2018 from 10am to 4.30pm at St Joseph’s Institution (Malcolm Road).

Through this event we seek to promote a greater understanding, appreciation of, and pastoral application of Humanae vitae (HV) today.

Through the keynote talks and breakout sessions, the conference will address some of the interesting and, yes, controversial topics often associated with this topic.

  • What if the Church says one thing and my conscience tells me another? Which do I listen to?
  • What is the difference between Natural Family Planning (NFP) and contraception? Or is there any difference at all?
  • Can we sometimes do evil to achieve “a greater good” e.g. in promoting condom use to reduce HIV/AIDS infection?
  • What did Humanae vitae prophesy if contraceptives were to be accepted? Have these prophecies come true?
  • Is the outlook for our society bleak? What can we do to reverse some of the negative trends in our society? What is the sexual counter revolution?

Do come and join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of HV. This conference is jointly organized by the Archdiocesan Commission for the Family (ACF), Catholic Theological Network (CTN), the Catholic Medical Guild of Singapore (CMG), Apostolate for Catholic Truth, the Natural Family Planning (NFP) team and the Lay Dominicans.

Seats are limited. Register early to avoid disappointment!


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