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Humanae Vitae 50th Year Anniversary Series

“I’m a sinner. I don’t want the Church to show me how I can be comfortable with my sins. I want the damned things out. All the deadlier is the principle of sin. The principle of the sexual revolution is a lie. Its root is in hell.” — from No Way Out by Anthony Esolen
“Contraception is like walking pneumonia. The pneumonia is working on your system, but you can still function and pretend it isn’t there. Contraception is like a hidden cancer, concealed, but constantly eating away on your healthy organs.” — from a homily as presented by Fr. Matthew Habiger OSB, a consultant at NFP Outreach

July 3, 2018 — Catholic Quest is organizing a series of events throughout the Boston Archdiocese over the next year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae. We believe that widespread dissent from this encyclical brought about a catastrophe for the Church and for all mankind. It is time to proclaim the need to return to this prophetic teaching of Pope Paul VI and seek healing from the many terrible injuries of the sexual revolution!

We propose to work for the restoration of Humanae Vitae to its proper place in Catholic thought and morality in order to reveal and explain it to lay Catholics who, in many cases, have been deprived of its wisdom through no fault of their own.

Our spiritual advisor, Fr. Jurgen Liias, will celebrate our Opening Mass on July 25 at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick Parish in Stoneham, MA. This is on the exact 50 year anniversary of the issuance of this prophetic encyclical. Please join us and invite as many friends and family as possible.

Our opening event and the talk by Leila Lawler are co-sponsored by the Center for the Restoration of Christian Culture at Thomas More College.

Also please visit this page often to learn about further plans and join us in this endeavor whenever you can.

Homily by Fr. Jurgen Liias

Save The Date

Abby Johnson

Former Planned Parenthood director and now Pro-Life witness Abby Johnson will be telling her incredible story this fall. Author of Unplanned and The Walls Are Talking, she is a staunch Pro-Life advocate who has been a frequent guest on Fox News and a variety of other shows.

She will be speaking on November 3rd at St. William in Tewksbury, MA. More details will follow.


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Catholic Quest seeks to provide forums for Catholics to continue to learn about their faith, to more clearly explain and defend those Teachings, and to deepen their spirituality and to give people of other faiths the opportunity to learn more about the Teachings and practices of the Catholic Church.

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Mother/Daughter Social

Catholic Quest presents a Mother/Daughter social, a program that explores God's special fit of human fertility and the beauty and wonder of God's plan for growing up and becoming a woman.

For more information or if you would like to bring this program to your parish, school or other organization, please contact Eileen Wood at or 978-858-3634.


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1351 Main Street
Tewksbury, MA 01876
(978) 858-3634

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Tewksbury, MA 01876
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