Humanae Vitae: 50 Years Later

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Father Tad Pacholczyk, a nationally known speaker from the National Catholic Bioethics Center, will be in Fargo for a series of events to mark the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae.

Pre-Registration is required for the October 12th event.
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End-of-Life Issues

Father Tad will present Ethical Decision Making in Sickness and Compromised States on Thursday evening, Oct. 11. There will also be a period for Q&A after Father Tad's presentation.  This event will be held at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church  in Fargo and will run from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Father Tad's presentation is free and open to the public.  Pre-registration is NOT required for this evening event.

Humanae Vitae: 50 Years Later

Bishop John Folda and Father Tad will be jointly presenting Humanae Vitae: 50 Years Later, a one-day seminar on Pope Paul VI’s landmark document and how it relates to major issues of our times such as invitro fertilitzation, transgenderism, and more. The event will take place at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church in Fargo on October 12, 2018.  Pre-Registration is required to attend. The registration fee of $25.00 includes lunch. Register online at (Event registration managed by

Schedule for Seminar on Beginning of Life Issues
8:30 a.m. Holy Mass (chapel, optional)
9:00 a.m. Registration / light breakfast (social hall)
9:30 a.m. Fr. Tad Pacholczyk: In Vitro Fertilization, and Assisted Reproductive Technologies
and Human Embryos
11:15 a.m. Fr. Tad Pacholczyk: to be determined
12:15 a.m. Catered lunch
1:00 p.m. Bishop John Folda: Humanae Vitae: 50 Years Later
2:30 p.m. Fr. Tad Pacholczyk: Thinking Through the Ethics of the Transgender Question