These are the Best Resources to Celebrate Humanae Vitae’s 50th Anniversary

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If you’re wondering who Pope Paul VI is, and why the 50th’s anniversary of his encyclical getting so much press, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. FORMED.org has lined up for the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae. If you’re not subscribed for formed, that’s okay, we’ve still got you covered with the products here.

 

Humanae Vitae

First off there’s the encyclical itself, Humanae Vitae. You can find it on the Vatican website for free by clicking here, read it on FORMED, or order a paperback to add to your personal library by clicking here.

 

Pope Paul VI: The Misunderstood Pope

“He was the Pope who closed the Second Vatican Council. He led the Catholic Church in the midst of one of its worst crises in history. He steered the course of the Church through the revolution of 1968 that shook the moral basis of a civilization. . . . He was the first Pope to speak at the United Nations. . . . Rediscover a Pope whose holiness is now recognized by the Church.” Purchase your own DVD by clicking here.

 

Paul VI: The Pope in the Tempest

This film on the papacy of Paul VI covers 50 years in three hours, drawing lessons from history and invoking emotions that you perhaps would not have expected. Beautifully filmed using both on site locations and recreations, you will walk away from this film knowing more about Pope Paul VI than just the celebrated Humanae Vitae encyclical he is famous for. Get your own copy by clicking here.

 

Why Humanae Vitae was Right: A Reader

This ebook was published for the 25th anniversary of Humanae Vitae, but rings true still today. Twenty-one essays put together by the well respected contributors of this book, will be sure to get you thinking. You can order your own hard copy by clicking here.

 

God’s Plan for Love

A talk newly published talk by the Augustine Institute on the freedom that can be found in the truth of sexuality as can be found in Humanae Vitae. Archbishop Aquila’s wisdom on this subject is enlightening.

 

Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage

A six part video series that has been beautifully filmed and dives into the deeper meaning of marriage. “Beloved speaks to the very heart of every husband and wife, bringing  sacramental truth and  God-infused love into the everyday challenges of married life.” Part two of this series, “Beloved, Living Marriage” is also currently available on FORMED.

 

Angel in the Waters

Angel in the Waters is one of my kids favorite books, especially when we are expecting. A beautiful story, well illustrated, and on FORMED, your kids can watch the reading on the big screen come to life. To get your own hardcopy of this beautiful book, click here.

 

Marriage: God’s Design for Life and Love

This powerful documentary on the Catholic vision of marriage and the sacrament it is, might better be summed up by this trailer.

 

Green Sex

“If sex is natural, why are we so eager to make it artificial?” Just one of the questions asked and answered by Jason Evert in this talk. Get your copy here.

 

Human Sexuality

This four part video series covers God’s Plan for Human Sexuality, Broken Relationships, Safe Sex and Same Sex Attraction. The “hook up” generation has left our culture hurting and without direction—now is exactly the time when we should know not just what, but why we believe what we do and take the bold stand to live it!

 

Feminism Misunderstood

“Jane Brennan, a former member of NOW and former Planned Parenthood volunteer, shares her heart-wrenching story of abortion and subsequent years of depression, resulting in her eventual conversion to the Catholic Church.” This forty-six minute audio presentation that will challenge you to reach out to those like Jane with empathy, acceptance and love while encouraging you to learn why the Church takes strong stands on abortion and contraception, but at the same time offers mercy and forgiveness.

 

Desire of the Everlasting Hills

“Three intimate and candid portraits of Catholics who try to navigate the waters of self-understanding, faith, and homosexuality.” This movie does not claim to answer all of the questions it asks, many of which have been asked since the beginning of time, however it does promise to get you thinking. (Not suitable for all ages.)

 

The Porn Myth

“This book explains the neurological reasons porn is addictive, helps individuals learn how to be free of porn, and offers real help to the parents and the spouses of porn users.” This is not a religious book, it is a factual and truthful book written by well known Catholic author and speaker, Matt Fradd. You can get your own copy by clicking here.

 

The New Sexual Revolution

“Studies have proven that few factors determine a teen’s physical, social, educational, emotional, and even financial health as profoundly as their choice for purity or promiscuity. . . . Chris Stefanick shows us exactly what we’re up against and how to turn the tides in the culture war for your teen’s purity.”

 

Feminine Genius

“Building upon Pope St. John Paul II’s writings about ‘the feminine genius,’ Colleen Carroll Campbell discusses the uniqueness of the nature and vocation of women, both gifts from God. She uses the lives of several female saints to help women recognize and use their gifts to live out their faith as Christians in the modern world.”

 

From Love, By Love, For Love

With compassion, clarity, and humor, Fr. Mike Schmitz shows that the Church’s teachings on contraception and same-sex attraction are rooted in the yearnings for authentic love that is shared by all, for everyone is made in the image and likeness of God.

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