E. Smith currently holds the Father Michael J. McGivney
Chair of Life Ethics at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit,
author of Humanae Vitae: A Generation Later, editor
of Why Humanae Vitae Was Right: A Reader and of many
articles on ethical and bioethics issues. She taught for
nine years at the University of Notre Dame and twelve years
at the University of Dallas. She speaks nationally and internationally
on the several issues, especially the Catholic Church’s
teaching on sexuality.
Prof. Smith has received the Haggar Teaching Award from
the University of Dallas, the Prolife Person of the Year
from the Diocese of Dallas, and the Cardinal Wright Award
from the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars. Over 750,000 copies
of her tape, Contraception: Why Not, have been distributed
(available from One More Soul 800-307-7685). She is serving
a second term as a consultor to the Pontifical Council on
Humanae Vitae: A Generation Later,
Washington D.C.: Catholic University of America Press 1991.
Why Humanae Vitae Was Right: A Reader,
San Francisco: Ignatius Press 1993.
Christian Bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies
Medical Morality 4/1 (1998): 45-62.
The Pre-Eminence of Autonomy in Bioethics,” in
David Oderberg and Jacqueline A. Laing (eds.),
Human Lives: Critical Essays on Consequentialist
Bioethics, McMillan Press, Ltd.: London, 1997.
“The Importance of the Concept of Munus to the Understanding
of Humanae Vitae,”
Trust the Truth: A Symposium on the Twentieth Anniversary
of the Encyclical Humanae Vitae,
The Pope John Center (1992).
“Natural Law and Sexual Ethics,”
American Journal of Jurisprudence
36 (1991): 171-201.
or Rewriting the Tradition?,” Discussion article of Jean
Porter's Natural and Divine Law, ACPQ 75/4 (2001): 601-11.
Law and Sexual Ethics,” in Edward B. McLean (ed.), Common
Truths: New Perspectives on Natural Law, Wilmington,
Delaware: ISI Books 2000, 193-218.
Natural Law Theory and Homosexuality,” in Christopher Wolfe
(ed.), Homosexuality and American Public Life, Dallas,
TX: Spence 1999, 129-40.
Terminology and Proportionalism,” in Thomas Hibbs and John
O'Callaghan (eds.), Recovering Nature: Essays in Natural
Philosophy, Ethics, and Metaphysics in Honor of
Notre Dame: Notre Dame University Press 1999, 127-46.
Splendor," Proportionalism, and Contraception,” Irish
Theological Quarterly 63/4 (1998) 307-26.
Moral Vision of the Catechism,” in Maurice Hogan SSC and
Thomas J. Norris (eds.), Evangelizing for the Third Millennium:
The Maynooth Conference on the New Catechism May 1996,
Dublin: Veritatis Publications 1997) 96-114.
Law and Personalism in Veritatis Splendor,” in Charles E.
Curran and Richard A. McCormick, S. J. (eds.), John Paul
II and Moral Theology: Readings
in Moral Theology: No 10,
Paulist Press 1998, 67-84. Rpt. of Michael E. Allsopp and
John J. O'Keefe (eds.), Veritatis Splendor: American
Responses, Kansas City, MO.; Sheed and Ward 1995, Chapter
Methodologies: Proportionalism,” Ethics and Medics
19/6 (June 1994): 1-3.