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  • 1. NFP vs. Artificial Contraception <ul><li>I. Humanae Vitae review </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. To whom is Humanae Vitae addressed? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Can artificial birth control ever be used? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>II. Conscience &amp; Church Teaching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Ann LeBlanc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Truth and Authority </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>III. Different perspectives on birth control: Ruether &amp; Heaney vs. the Pope (&amp; Smith) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A. On what’s natural (breadcrumbs, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. On their understanding of sex in marriage </li></ul></ul>
  • 2. GOD
  • 3. Church Teaching on Conscience <ul><ul><li>“ It is through … conscience that [people] see and recognize the demands of the divine law. [All are] bound to follow this conscience faithfully in all [their] activity so that [they] may come to God, who is [their] last end. Therefore, [they] must not be forced to act contrary to … conscience.” (Declaration on Religious Liberty, §3) </li></ul></ul>
  • 4. Conscience &amp; Church Teaching <ul><li>Is Ann LeBlanc a ‘bad Catholic’? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why might Catholics disagree with/dissent from what the Church officially teaches? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can dissent from Church teaching ever be beneficial? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Authority and Truth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fr. Curran on whether the pope always speaks directly for God </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can one’s informed conscience ever be wrong? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Are we back to relativism and the Auschwitz principle?! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 5. Truth and Authority Does Authority = Truth? Is Authority &gt; Truth? Is Authority &lt; Truth?
  • 6. A (Less) Partial Catholic Organizational Chart Bishops (teaching is “one of the principal duties of bishops”) Pope (“the Supreme Teacher of all the faithful”) Magisterium The Holy Spirit (the Source of Truth)
  • 7. The Whitney Houston Model of Catholicism How will I know? I’m askin’ you ‘cause you know about these things...
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