Humanae Vitae Predicts Effects of Contraception

Video Description:

This video points to the wisdom of Holy Mother Church by pointing out her teaching against artificial contraception–that amidst the confusion and controversy of this issue, the Holy Spirit guides the Church.

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Created By: Elisa Torres
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
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Video Length:
2 min 32 sec

Director and editor: Elisa Torres
Script written by: Elisa & Jonathan Torres
Videographer: Sarah and Elisa Torres
Music by: Matthew Torres

Filmmaker Bio: Grew up in NY. Moved to NC in 2003. Took on film editing as a hobby in 2009. Currently working at Saint Benedict Press with its Catholic Courses Department.

YOUCAT/Catechism Inspiration: The section on Contraception. Catechism of the Catholic Church #2368-2370

7 comments on “Humanae Vitae Predicts Effects of Contraception

  1. Joan on said:

    YES. The message. The editing. All of it. Just YES.
    I actually wrote a paper on this last year :)
    And G.K. Chesterton is my man! xD
    Thank you for making this!

  2. Kristie on said:

    Modern and straightforward. Short and to the point. Accurate and faithful to Church teaching. Youth ministries need this. Engaged couples could benefit from this. Everyone can understand this. Share. Share. Share. Thank you Elisa!

  3. Judges' Comments on said:

    Creative, Compelling, Well done!
    -Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle

    I’m so impressed with the video and content, this film maker understands the attention span of the youth and accomplishes that throughout this video.. This video has a huge future…
    -Craig Tubiolo

    This video is vigorously presented with conviction…
    -Franklyn Soldo

    Extremely well written. This video deals with such an important topic for today’s young adults. The narrator is compelling – I would have liked to see more variance in her tone and a bit slower pace, but the ending of the video is particularly compelling. Well done!
    -Lisa Hendey

    Contraception and the Catholic Church makes a good attempt at correlating the pronouncements of the church beginning with Pope Paul VI and the rise of immorality and disregard for human dignity. A sense of urgency is conveyed effectively in delivered narrative, music and some of the effects. The film would benefit from a portrayal of redemption and hope as a resolution rather than the portrayal of the church in defiance to the (perceived) bitter end of humanity gone down the wrong path.
    -Matt Wielgos

  4. Fred Fosnacht on said:

    Elisa is passionate and it shows. She is able to present her position with clarity and substance. That is a powerful position for a young woman on a topic which generally stereotypes young women as overwhelmingly favoring contraceptive choice. Elisa’s video opens the door to the possibility that “the wisdom of the world” may not have fully captured the impact of a personal choice – which does in fact have implications for all.

    Great editing, camera angles, and sound. All add impact to the punch of the message!

  5. Sr. Helena Burns, fsp on said:

    In yo face! Well, that about sums it up! (Tell us how you REALLY feel.) ha ha. Good job! Good to see a woman preachin’ it. :)

  6. Craig Tubiolo on said:

    Strong message with amazing and powerful editing..

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