Love and Responsibility

This course is devoted to Saint John Paul II’s classic pre-papal work Love and Responsibility and examines the philosophical foundation of the TOB.  Themes include: the dignity of the person as the kind of being that must never be used; sexual attraction and emotion as the raw material of love; integrating sexual attraction and emotion with the dignity of the person; male and female differences; the swallowing of shame by love; and the nature of chastity as a virtue that celebrates the true dignity and goodness of the person and of sexuality.



Janet E. Smith, ph.d.

Janet E. Smith, Ph.D., holds the Father Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. She is an acclaimed author, regular columnist and blogger, and has appeared on various television shows. More than two million copies of her talk, “Contraception: Why Not” have been distributed.