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Dan C. Maguire, STD

Theologian and Professor of Ethics, Marquette University

Rosemary Radford
Ruether, PhD

Professor of Feminist Theology, Claremont Graduate School and Pacific School of Religion

Sheila Briggs, MA

Theologian and Associate Professor of Religion and Gender Studies, University of Southern California

Anthony Padovano, PhD, STD

Theologian and Distinguished Professor of Literature and Philosophy, Ramapo College of New Jersey

Kate Ott, PhD

Assistant Professor of Christian Social Ethics, Drew University Theological School

Daniel A. Dombrowski, PhD

Professor of Philosophy, Seattle University

Mary E. Hunt, PhD

Theologian and Co-founder of the Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER)


Mark Aardenburg, MovieTron

Executive Producer

Jon O'Brien


Sara Morello, JCL


Robert Smith/JS Bach, CF Abel

Package Design

Point Five Design

Line Producer

David J. Nolan

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“The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics” features interviews with leading experts in the fields of theology, philosophy and ethics who examine Catholic traditions, teachings and beliefs on the following key issues:

  • Abortion & Contraception
  • HIV & AIDS
  • Sex & Sexuality
  • New Reproductive Health Technologies
  • Religion in Public Policy

Download a discussion guide for the film.

Watch Clips

As part of this project, we have also produced shorts on many of the key themes in “The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics”.