Father Martin Rhonheimer says American moral theologian Janet E. Smith misconstrued his positions — on condoms, contraception, abortion, masturbation, to name a few — in her critique of his interview with OSV Newsweekly.
I did an earlier post about her critique here. Here is Father Rhonheimer's response in full.
It is worth underscoring that both Father Rhonheimer and Janet Smith are coming at this issue with full acceptance of Church teaching as expressed in Humanae Vitae and other magisterial documents, and that this conversation was prompted by Pope Benedict XVI's recent remarks on condom use. We believe this is a legitimate and even necessary conversation — among "non-professionals," too — in order that the fullness of the Church’s teaching on marital love and human sexuality be discovered, taught, cause hearts to convert and ultimately, of course, be practiced.