Janet E. Smith

Janet E. Smith, Ph.D., is a retired professor of moral theology.

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“Humanae Vitae” at 20: New Insights Into an Old Debate

In certain respects 20 years is a long time. While it’s not quite a generation, there exists a whole cohort of adult Catholics who were not alive during the sixties or who were too young to be aware of the tumult the issuance of Humanae Vitae engendered. Catholics of this generation are an assorted lot. … Read more

Preparing for the Synod on the Laity

“The people are the Church,” they tell us. “They” are the theologians and their disciples in the community in which I teach and live. But who are these “people” who are the Church? I recently heard one of these modern theologians (a priest) who define the Church as “the people” (is he one of the … Read more

Mary Daly’s Pure Lust: A Symposium

 Editor’s Note: The incommensurability between occasion and reaction has been called the mark of genius. Mary Daly’s new work, Pure Lust: Elemental Feminist Philosophy (Beacon Press 471 pp., $18.95), is not, a first blush (we speak advisedly) the kind of book we would want to review, let alone devote a symposium to. It reaches a … Read more

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