Janet E. Smith

Janet E. Smith holds the Father Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. She previously taught for many years at the University of Dallas and the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of Humanae Vitae: A Generation Later and The Right to Privacy and the editor of Why Humanae Vitae Was Right: A Reader. With Christopher Kaczor, Professor Smith co-authored Life Issues, Medical Choices, Questions and Answers for Catholics. She has edited with Fr. Paul Check Living the Truth in Love: Pastoral Approaches to Same Sex Issues. She served three terms as a consulter to the Pontifical Council on the Family and also served as a member of the Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission III. She has received two honorary doctorates and several other awards for scholarship and service.


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