2015 Annual Siena Symposium Humanitarian Leadership Award

Janet Smith

The Real Meaning of Responsible Parenthood. Held in the OEC Auditorium.

Date & Time:

Thursday, April 16, 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


OEC auditorium

Janet E. Smith holds the Father Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. 

She is the author of Humanae Vitae: A Generation Later and of the Right to Privacy and the editor of Why Humanae Vitae Was Right: A Reader. Prof. Chris Kaczor and Prof. Smith co-authored Life Issues, Medical Choices, Questions and Answers for Catholics.  She has been published in many academic journals, has been a regular columnist for the National Catholic Register and blogs on CatholicVote.com.

She is serving a third term as a consulter to the Pontifical Council on the Family and serves the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian unity as a member of the Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission, III and as representative to the Faith and Order Commission for the World

She has received two honorary doctorates and several other awards for scholarship and service. 

Dr. Smith has appeared on the Geraldo show, Fox Morning News, CNN International, CNN Newsroom, AlJazeera and has done many shows for various series on EWTN.

More than two million copies of her talk, “Contraception: Why Not” have been distributed.  An updated version of Contraception: Why Not and a series of talks "Sexual Common Sense" are available through www.mycatholicfaith.org.

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