50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae

Talk by Fr George Woodall

Saturday 8th Sept 2018

St. Dominic’s Retreat Centre, Ennismore, Cork

Fr. George Woodall is professor of moral theology and bioethics at Rome’s Regina Apostolorum university. A former director of the secretariat of the Pontifical Academy for Life, he is also an expert in Canon Law and has published many articles and books on moral theology and bioethics. Fr Woodall is the author of “Humanae Vitae; Forty Years on: A New Commentary” published in 2008 on the 40th Anniversary of the encyclical. A new revised edition is set for release this year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae.

Outline Agenda for 8th September

08:30 – 09:30 Adoration of Blessed Sacrament

(9:10 Morning prayer)

09:30 – 10:00 Registration / Teas / Coffees

10:00 – 10:10 Introduction

10:10 – 10:50 Fr George Woodall, Humane Vitae – background to, and teaching of, the encyclical.

10:50 – 11:00 Short Break

11:00 – 11:30 Fr George Woodall, Humane Vitae – understanding and applying its teaching in the marital vocation

11:40 – 12:00 Preparation for Holy Mass

12:00 – 13:00 Holy Mass

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:00 Open Forum, discussion, Q&A

15:00 – 15:30 Conclusion and Final Prayer

Suggested donation: €30 as a contribution towards event costs. Light lunch & tea/coffee will be provided for participants

While not essential, attendance at this event is highly recommended as preparation for the TeenSTAR training on 27th – 30th September 2018.