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Michael Matt


David Deavel
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St Thomas Catholic Studies
David Deavel
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Catholicism Fighting the Age of Contraception 4/12/2011

Part one of the event will feature AOTM MC, Fr. John Echert.  Father Echert will give a twenty minute presentation on the encyclical letter Humane Vitae titled "Catholicism and Contraception.”  Many Catholics practice artificial contraception and think nothing of it, or they think Church is just "out of date” in her teachings.  Father Echert will explain what the Church’s teachings are on contraception as stated in "Humane Vitae.”  Pope Paul Vl’s encyclical also forecast that societal use of contraception would result in the break down of the family, abortion, and many other evils.  Father Echert will layout the Church’s teaching from this prophetic document, and set the ground work for our debate.

Part two of our presentation will be a debate between our very own Michael
Matt and David Deavel.  The debate will consider the question, "Is NFP Catholic Contraception?”  Most Catholics first encounter "Natural Family Planning” in marriage prep courses and are taught that this is an acceptable form of birth control for a family that has serious needs to space or minimize pregnancies.  However, some say that this technique only encourages a contraceptive mentality among faithful Catholics, and that the technique should not be so widely encouraged and taught.  This question has come to the fore in the recent past, being brought to light by traditionalists in the Church.  We know that this is a debate that will cut close to the heart of many people, but we feel it is important to address the issue.  Do the traditionalists have a point, or are they way off base?  Come and See!

Michael Matt David Deavel
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AOTM General Event Information
6:00pm Social Hour and Appetizers
7:00pm Dinner
7:30pm Main Presentation
8:30pm Dessert
8:45pm Q&A
$15 at the door (total cost for the night) will get you great appetizers, dinner, dessert, beverages, and the evening's debate/presentation!  All this while you listen and enjoy a fabulous "Manly Meal”. Men of all creeds and ages are welcome to join in the good humor, food, and fellowship. Priests and seminarians get in free but will not be shown partiality in debate. Fathers are encouraged to bring their minor sons.

Where

St. Augustine's Catholic Church
In the lower hall of St. Augustine's Catholic Church.
408 3rd St N.
South St Paul, MN 55075
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Audio Files
Title Speaker(s) Date Type Format Download
Catholicism Fighting the Age of Contraception Michael Matt, David Deavel 04/12/2011 Talk/Debate MP3 Download
Catholicism Fighting the Age of Contraception Michael Matt, David Deavel 04/12/2011 Q&A MP3 Download