Thursday, July 7, 2011

Janet Smith and Dr Phil Boyle to speak at Letterkenny Conference

News has just reached me of an exciting conference taking place in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal (my home town), on August 11th and 12th.

Janet E. Smith and Dr Phil Boyle will speak at the "Challenges to Marriage and Family" conference. It is a two day event, day one is for clergy, day two is for lay people. Janet E. Smith is a giant in her field.

‘No-one has done more in the last twenty years than Professor Janet Smith to explain to anyone with an open mind why Catholic teaching on human sexuality makes sense and is the closest fit we have with human nature. She brings that most controversial of papal encyclicals, Humanae Vitae, to life and explains why the challenge is worth meeting.” (David Quinn, religious and social affairs commentator of the ‘Iona Institute’)

Professor Janet E. Smith will be the main speaker, and will deliver numerous talks on marriage and family life, in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Her presentations will be very valuable for those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of Family, Marriage and related issues. Professor Smith will tackle a host of contentious and difficult questions arising from Humanae Vitae (Papal Encyclical on the regulation of births). Hopefully her teaching will raise awareness, offer clarification, and help people to reconcile their experience with the teaching of the Catholic Church.

Dr. Phil Boyle, Director of Fertility Care in the Galway Clinic, will also speak. He will give a presentation on the “Ethical Treatment for the Infertile couple”. Dr Philip Boyle offers hope to couples with unexplained infertility, and those who suffer miscarriage. Using Natural Procreative technology (NaPro), he draws on the most up-to-date medical information combined with the most up-to-date surgical advances, and applies them to suit the individual couple. His approach attempts to fix the problems that cause infertility. These techniques are morally acceptable, much less costly than IVF, and most importantly they work.

I am delighted that this event is taking place, unfortunately I will be unable to attend, but I will pray for its success, and I will spread the word to as many people as possible.

Seminar for Priests: Thursday 11th August.
Seminar for Laity: Friday 12th August
Registration inc. coffee/tea:
€40 – €20 for students and unemployed.
For bookings or more information contact:
07491 –21021/087–9141606.

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