Tuesday, 31 July 2018 03:04

Archdiocese of Manila celebrates 50 years of Humanae Vitae

The Encyclical Humanae Vitae by Pope Paul VI marked its 50th year of publication on July 25, 2018.

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Commission on Family and Life of the Archdiocese of Manila will feature a one-day conference that will revisit, relearn, and rekindle the real meaning of marriage and family.

The conference entitled HV@50 Humanae Vitae 50th Year Anniversary will be held at St. Paul’s College in Pasig City on August 11, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Rev. Fr. Joel Jason, Commissioner, Family and Life, invited everyone to come to the event.

“We invite all of you to revisit the message of this landmark encyclical and together let us discern its relevance to the personal, familial, social, and ecclesial challenges of the present day!, “ Fr. Jason said.

The activity will commence with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist to be presided by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle at 8:30 a.m. He will also deliver a talk at 10:30 a.m. on “HV and a Consistent Ethic of Life.” At 11:30 a.m., Rev. Fr. Joel Jason will tackle the topic, “HV Revisited.”

Well-known personalities and experts will expound on the various topics like family, marriage, social, psychological, and relevant issues during the breakout sessions that will start at 1 p.m.

Humanae Vitae, also called the landmark encyclical give moral guidance on the conduct of the faithful on the value of life starting from contraception. It also stated the prohibition of the use of artificial contraceptives.

Participants for the conference can choose one topic from the nine breakout session’s batch one and two.

Here is the list of the breakout sessions with the corresponding speakers:


Batch 1

1. Winning the battle Against Depression and Suicide - Ms. Ilsa Reyes
2. Humanae Vitae and Artificial Reproductive Technologies - Fr. Joel Jason
3. Pastoral Care for Brethren with Same-Sex Attraction - Mr. Ansel Beluso
4. Thou Shall Not Kill: An In-depth Knowledge About Extra-Judicial killings - Fr. Jaime Achacoso
5. Marriage and de facto Unions (divorced, remarried, cohabitation) - Ms. Demy and Sylvia Chavez

Batch 2

1. Generation Z(est): Engaging Today’s Youth in Rebuilding the Culture of Life - 
Ms. Lee-an Rosal
2. Contraception: Why Not? Abortion and Contraceptive mentality - Dr. Angie Acosta
3. Sexual orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE): It’s Complicated - Mr. Rollie Delos Reyes
4. Encounter Life-Advancing Humanae Vitae in Catholic Schools  - Fr. Nolan Que

The Humanae Vitae conference is organized by the Commission on Family and Life of the Archdiocese of Manila in cooperation with Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines – Episcopal Commission on Family and Life, Family is a Gift, and other Family-oriented groups.

For inquiries please call brother Edgardo Cabuello at cellphone numbers 09274630987 / 8819803. (Jheng Manalang Prado/RCAM-AOC)


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