ASCC Speakers List: Life Issues/Science

Abortion
  • "Abortion" by Fr. Robert Araujo S.J., Gonzaga University School of Law, Professor of Law
  • "Abortion and the Culture of Life" by Charles E. Rice, Professor Emeritus of Law at the University of Notre Dame School of Law and Visiting Professor at the Ave Maria University School of Law
  • "Abortion and the Right to Life" by L. Brent Bozell,  Founder and President of the Media Research Center and the Parents Television Council 
  • "The Connection Between Contraception and Abortion" by Janet Smith, Visiting Professors in Life Issues, Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit
  • "The Connection Between Contraception, Abortion, and Euthanasia" by Janet Smith, Visiting Professors in Life Issues, Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit
  • "The Feminist Case Against Abortion" by Serrin Foster, president of Feminists for Life 
  • "Law and History of Abortion" By Stephen M. Krason, President of the Society of Catholic Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science at the Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • "Natural Law, John Courtney Murray, and the Emergence of an Abortion Culture" by Stephen M. Krason, President of the Society of Catholic Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science at the Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • "What is Wrong with Pro-Choice Arguments for Abortion and Euthanasia" by Iain T. Benson, Executive Director of the Centre for Culture and Renewal, Barrister and Solicitor
  • Topics on Abortion: by Michael A. Scaperlanda, Gene and Elaine Edwards Family Chair in Law, University of Oklahoma College of Law
Capital Punishment
  • "Capital Punishment and Euthanasia" by Janet Smith, Visiting Professors in Life Issues, Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit
  • "The Death Penalty" by Richard Garnett, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame School of Law
  • "The Morality of the Death Penalty" by Steven Long, Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Minneapolis 
  • "Papal Teaching on the Death Penalty" by Steven Long, Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Minneapolis 
  • "Why the Death Penalty? Capital Punishment in the Catholic Tradition" by Christopher Kaczor, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University
Chastity/Modesty
  •  "Chastity" by Camille Di Blasi, President of the Center for Life Principles
  •  "Raising Chaste Children" by Richard Wetzel, M.D., author of Sexual Wisdom: A Guide for Parents, Young Adults, Educators, and Physicians
  •  "Standing with Courage" by Mary-Louise Kurey, Motivational Speaker, Author, Professional Singer, and Miss America Finalist
  • "Modesty" by Camille Di Blasi, President of the Center for Life Principles
Cloning/Stem Cell Research
  • "A Consumer's Guide to the Brave New World" by Wesley J. Smith, Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute
  • "Cloning and Stem Cell Research" by Kenneth Whitehead, United States Assistant Secretary of Education for Postsecondary Education (retired)
  • "Human Cloning" by Fr. Robert Araujo S.J., Gonzaga University School of Law, Professor of Law
  •  "Fetal Research" by Christopher Kaczor, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University
Contraception/Natural Family Planning
  • "The Case Against Contraception" by Janet Smith, Visiting Professors in Life Issues, Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit
  • "The Catholic Catechism and Contraception" by Janet Smith, Visiting Professors in Life Issues, Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit
  • "The Church's Teaching on Contraception: A Woman's Friend or Foe?" by Janet Smith, Visiting Professors in Life Issues, Sacred Heart Seminary 
  • "The Connection Between Contraception and Abortion" by Janet Smith, Visiting Professors in Life Issues, Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit
  •  "The Connection Between Contraception, Abortion, and Euthanasia" by Janet Smith, Visiting Professors in Life Issues, Sacred Heart Seminary
  • "Contraception: A Couple's Friend or Foe?" by Janet Smith, Visiting Professors in Life Issues, Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit
  • "Contraception: Gateway to the Culture of Death" by William E. May, Michael J. McGivney Professor of Moral Theology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family
  • "Contraception: Why Not" by Janet Smith, Visiting Professors in Life Issues, Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit
  • "The Differences Between Contraception and Natural Family Planning" by Janet Smith, Visiting Professors in Life Issues, Sacred Heart Seminary 
  • "Humanae Vitae" by John Mallon, Contributing Editor of Inside the VaticanMagazine
  •  "Humanae Vitae and Conscience" by Janet Smith, Visiting Professors in Life Issues, Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit
  •  "Humanae Vitae: Sense or Nonsense?" by Janet Smith, Visiting Professors in Life Issues, Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit
  • "The Moral Differences Between Natural Family Planning and Artificial Contraception" by Fr. Roger Landry, S.J.
  • "Natural Family Planning, Humanae Vitae, and Evangelium Vitae" by Mercedes Arzu Wilson, President of the Family of the Americas
  • "Natural Law Arguments Against Contraception" by Janet Smith, Visiting Professors in Life Issues, Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit
  • "Pope John Paul II's Arguments Against Contraception" by Janet Smith, Visiting Professors in Life Issues, Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit
  •  "Population Control and the Catholic Church's Teaching on Contraception" by Janet Smith, Visiting Professors in Life Issues, Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit 
  •  "Veritatis Splendor and Humanae Vitae" by Janet Smith, Visiting Professors in Life Issues, Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit
  • "Why the Proportionalists Are Wrong About Contraception" by Janet Smith, Visiting Professors in Life Issues, Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit
Natural Family Planning
  • "The Moral Differences Between Natural Family Planning and Artificial Contraception" by Fr. Roger Landry, S.J.
  • "Natural Family Planning" by Richard Wetzel, M.D., author of Sexual Wisdom: A Guide for Parents, Young Adults, Educators, and Physicians
  •  "Natural Family Planning and Its Positive Effects Within a Marriage As Shown by a Recent Study" by Mercedes Arzu Wilson, President of the Family of the Americas
  • "Natural Family Planning, Humanae Vitae, and Evangelium Vitae" by Mercedes Arzu Wilson, President of the Family of the Americas
Culture of Life/The Family
  • "Anti-Family Activities at the U.N" by Mercedes Arzu Wilson, President of the Family of the Americas
  • "Bioethics" by William E. May, Michael J. McGivney Professor of Moral Theology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family
  • "Bioethics: Creating a Disposable Caste of People?" by Wesley J. Smith, Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute
  • "Catholic Bioethical Principles and Applications to Beginning and End of Life 
  • Issues" by Fr. Roger Landry, S.J.
  • "Communicating the Culture of Life: A Personal Call to Holiness" by Mary Cunningham Agee: The Nurturing Network, President and Founder; Culture of Life Foundation and Institute, Vice Chairman
  • "A Culture of Life vs. a Culture of Death" by Janet Smith, Visiting Professors in Life Issues, Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit
  • "The Culture of Life vs. the Culture of Death" by Mercedes Arzu Wilson, President of the Family of the Americas
  • "The Destructive 'Sex Education' Programs in Use at Catholic and Public Schools" by Mercedes Arzu Wilson, President of the Family of the Americas
  • "Evangelium Vitae: An Overview" by William E. May, Michael J. McGivney Professor of Moral Theology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family
  • "The Fallacy of Brain Death" by Mercedes Arzu Wilson, President of the Family of the Americas
  • "Family as Icon of the Blessed Trinity" by Mark Shea, Senior Content Editor at Catholic Exchange
  • "The Family Under Siege" by Janet Smith, Visiting Professors in Life Issues, Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit
  • "Four Legs Good, Two Legs Bad -- The Anti-Human Values of Animal Rights" by Wesley J. Smith, Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute
  • "The Good News About Catholic Sexual Morality" by Fr. Roger Landry, S.J.
  • "Living Out a Pro-Life Spirituality within the Family" by Leon Suprenant, President of Catholics United for the Faith
  • "Medical Ethics, Reproductive Technology, and the Natural Law" by Steven Long, Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Minneapolis
  • "The Modern vs. the Christian View of the Human Person" by Janet Smith, Visiting Professors in Life Issues, Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit
  • "The Myth of Overpopulation" by Janet Smith, Visiting Professors in Life Issues, Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit
  • "The New Sexual Revolution Takes Charge! (The Changing Landscape of Sexual Mores in America" by Mary-Louise Kurey, Motivational Speaker, Author, Professional Singer, and Miss America Finalist
  • "Objective Truth and the Culture of Death" by Richard Wetzel, M.D., author of SexualWisdom: A Guide for Parents, Young Adults, Educators, and Physicians
  • "The Philosophy of the Pro-Life Movement" by Camille Di Blasi, President of the Center for Life Principles
  • "Pro-Life 101" by Leon Suprenant, President of Catholics United for the Faith
  • "Quality of Life and the Culture of Life.  An Either/Or?" by Christopher Kaczor, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University
  • "The Reality of Organ Donation and Transplantation" by Mercedes Arzu Wilson, President of the Family of the Americas
  • "Theological Andrology: What it Means to Be a Real Man from God's Point of View" by Fr. Roger Landry, S.J.
  • "The U.N.'s Threat to Life, Faith, and Family" by Austin Ruse, President of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute
  • "Veritatis Splendor and Bioethics" by William E. May, Michael J. McGivney Professor of Moral Theology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family
  • "Veritatis Splendor and the Catholic Moral Life" by William E. May, Michael J. McGivney Professor of Moral Theology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family
  • "Whence and Whither the Pro-Life Movement?" by Connaught Marshner, President of the American Catholic Council
General Speakers on Pro-Life Issues:
  • Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Eléonore Raoul Professor of the Humanities and Professor of History
  • Mary Beth Bonacci, Real Love Productions
  • Maggie Gallagher, author and syndicated columnist
  • Margaret Monahan Hogan, Chair of the Philosophy Department at King's College, President of the Center for Academic Integrity at Duke University, and Fellow at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture
Euthanasia
  • "Capital Punishment and Euthanasia" by Janet Smith, Visiting Professors in Life Issues, Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit
  • "The Connection Between Contraception, Abortion, and Euthanasia" by Janet Smith, Visiting Professors in Life Issues, Sacred Heart Seminary 
  • Lectures on Euthanasia by Camille Di Blasi, President of the Center for Life Principles
  • "The Slippery Slope from Assisted Suicide to Legalized Murder" by Wesley J. Smith, Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute
  • "What is Wrong with Pro-Choice Arguments for Abortion and Euthanasia" by Iain T. Benson, Executive Director of the Centre for Culture and Renewal, Barrister and Solicitor
Faith and Science
  • "Chesterton and Science" by Peter Hodgson, President of the Science Secretariat of Pax Romana and retired Professor of Mathematics and Physics at Oxford University
  • "The Christian Origin of Science" by Peter Hodgson, President of the Science Secretariat of Pax Romana and retired Professor of Mathematics and Physics at Oxford University
  • "Galileo the Scientist" (3 lectures) by Peter Hodgson, President of the Science Secretariat of Pax Romana and retired Professor of Mathematics and Physics at Oxford University
  • "Newman and Science" by Peter Hodgson, President of the Science Secretariat of Pax Romana and retired Professor of Mathematics and Physics at Oxford University
  • "The Implications of Quantum Mechanics" by Peter Hodgson, President of the Science Secretariat of Pax Romana and retired Professor of Mathematics and Physics at Oxford University
  • "Refuting Triumphalist Enlightenment Notions About Science" by Michael Tkacz, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Gonzaga University
  • "Science and Belief" (8 lectures) by Peter Hodgson, President of the Science Secretariat of Pax Romana and retired Professor of Mathematics and Physics at Oxford University
  • "Theology and the New Physics" by Peter Hodgson, President of the Science Secretariat of Pax Romana and retired Professor of Mathematics and Physics at Oxford University
Animal Intelligence
  • "Philosophers in the Mist" by Curtis L. Hancock, Joseph M. Freeman Chair of Philosophy at Rockhurst University and President of the Gilson Society for the Advancement of Christian Philosophy
  • "Did Doctor Doolittle Get It Wrong?" by Curtis L. Hancock, Joseph M. Freeman Chair of Philosophy at Rockhurst University and President of the Gilson Society for the Advancement of Christian Philosophy
Evolution/Darwinism/Intelligent Design
  • "Darwinian Evolution" by Michael Behe, Professor of Biochemistry at Lehigh University
  • "Intelligent Design of Life" by Michael Behe, Professor of Biochemistry at Lehigh University
  • "The Catholic Church and Evolution" by Michael Behe, Professor of Biochemistry at Lehigh University
  • "Darwin's Black Box" by Michael Behe, Professor of Biochemistry at Lehigh University
  • "The Problem of Evolution: a Philosopher Assays Naturalism" by Curtis L. Hancock, Joseph M. Freeman Chair of Philosophy at Rockhurst University and President of the Gilson Society for the Advancement of Christian Philosophy
Marriage and Dating
  •  "Choosing a Mate for Life" by Connaught Marshner, President of the American Catholic Council
  • "The Church's View of Marriage" by Michael Dauphinais, Professor of Theology and Academic Dean at Ave Maria University
  •  "Marital Acts Without Marital Vows" by Christopher Kaczor, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University
  • "Marriage: a Person-Affirming, Love-Enabling, Life-Giving, and Sanctifying Reality" by William E. May, Michael J. McGivney Professor of Moral Theology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family
  • "Marriage and Sexual Ethics" by William E. May, Michael J. McGivney Professor of Moral Theology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family
  • "The Nature of Marriage" by Margaret Monahan Hogan, Chair of the Philosophy Department at King's College, President of the Center for Academic Integrity at Duke University, and Fellow at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture
  • "Understanding Catholic Declarations of Nullity" By Fr. Roger Landry, S.J.
General Speakers on Marriage/Dating:
  • Curtis Martin, President of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students
  • Maggie Gallagher: Author and Syndicated Columnist
  • Michael A. Scaperlanda, Gene and Elaine Edwards Family Chair in Law, University of Oklahoma College of Law
Human Sexuality/Theology of the Body
  • "Catholic Moral Teachings on Love and Sexuality" by John Mallon, Contributing Editor of Inside the Vatican Magazine
  • "The Christian Meaning of Human Sexuality" by Fr. Joseph Koterski, S.J., Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University
  • "Dating and Relationships" by Mary Beth Bonacci, Real Love Productions
  •  "Human Sexuality" by Mary Beth Bonacci, Real Love Productions
  •  "The Modern vs. the Christian View of Human Sexuality" by Janet Smith, Visiting Professors in Life Issues, Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit
  • "Natural Family Planning" by Richard Wetzel, M.D., author of Sexual Wisdom: A Guide for Parents, Young Adults, Educators, and Physicians
  • "Natural Family Planning, Humanae Vitae, and Evangelium Vitae" by Mercedes Arzu Wilson, President of the Family of the Americas
  • "Pornography" By Stephen M. Krason, President of the Society of Catholic Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science at the Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • "The Sexual Mess That We Are In and How We Got Here" by Janet Smith, Visiting Professors in Life Issues, Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit
  • "The Sexual Revolution: Fifty Years Later" by Donald Critchlow, Professor of History at Saint Louis University
  •  "Where the Sexual Revolution Has Gone Wrong" by Richard Wetzel, M.D., author of Sexual Wisdom: A Guide for Parents, Young Adults, Educators, and Physicians
  •  "Why Premarital Sex is Wrong" by Janet Smith, Visiting Professors in Life Issues, Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit
  • General Speaker on Human Sexuality: Maggie Gallagher, Author and Syndicated Columnist
Theology of the Body
  • "The Dignity of the Human Person and John Paul II's Theology of the Body" by Sr. Joseph Andrew Bogdanowicz O.P., Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist
  • "Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body" by Fr. Roger Landry, S.J. 
  • "The Theology of the Body of Pope John Paul II" by Fr. Joseph Koterski, S.J., Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University
 
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