Janet E. Smith
Janet E. Smith (1950-) is a professor of moral theology and the Fr. Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Issues at the Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. She previously taught at the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Dallas. She is a consultant to the Pontifical Council for the Family.
For the fall semester of the 2008-2009 academic year, Smith is a visiting lecturer at the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity at the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) in St. Paul, MN. Her course is titled: John Paul II and Humanae Vitae.
Smith is known in Catholic circles for her adherence to orthodox Catholicism as well as for having given the talk Contraception: Why Not, 1,000,000 copies of which have been distributed throughout the world.
- Humanae Vitae: A Generation Later, (1991, Catholic University of America Press) ISBN 0-8132-0740-1
- Why Humanae Vitae Was Right: A Reader, (1993, Ignatius Press) ISBN 0-89870-433-2
- The Right to Privacy, (2008, National Catholic Bioethics Center) ISBN 978-1-58617-259-6
- Sexual Common Sense, MyCatholicFaith.org, twelve talk series on CD and MP3
- Contraception: Why Not? NEW REVISED EDITION, MyCatholicFaith.org, CD or MP3
- Contraception: Why Not?, MyCatholicFaith.org
- Freedom, Conscience, and Natural Law
- Introduction to Sexual Ethics, International Catholic University, Notre Dame, IN, eight lectures
- Sacred Heart Major Seminary
- List of published articles
- Saint Paul Seminary Prof Smith Guest Lecturer