TOB Tuesday: Sexuality, Sacrifice and Love

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Fr. Robert Barron:

TOB Tuesday: Xtranormal TOB

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Very well done. Watch it in Spanish Portuguese

TOB Tues: The Icon Of Marital Love

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On this feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Christopher West shares his thoughts upon discovering the Eastern church’s popular icon of the saints embracing with a marriage bed in the background (pictured right). They call it “The Immaculate Conception”: To be honest, I had never given any thought to the reality of Joachim and … Read More

On This Anniversary of Humanae Vitae…

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…read it! Go on. I dare you. What have you got to lose? Really. As Papal encyclicals go, it’s probably one of the shortest and easiest to understand: The question of human procreation, like every other question which touches human life, involves more than the limited aspects specific to such disciplines as biology, psychology, demography or sociology. It is the … Read More

The Sanctity of Married Life

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Since I didn’t do a TOB Tuesday post yesterday: The sanctity of married life is not something that takes place alongside of marriage, but by and through marriage. The vocation to marriage is a vocation to happiness, which comes through holiness and sanctity. Unity of two in one flesh is not something that God tolerates, but something that He wills. … Read More

Diaz: “Sex is My Favorite Sport”

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Spoken like a true lady: “Sex is my favorite sport,” Diaz gushed while promoting her new movie, “Bad Teacher.” “Sex is the sexiest word in the English language,” she says in the June issue of Maxim Magazine. “Just the word is sexy to me. There’s something to it, don’t you think?” Diaz, 38, who is cast as a foul-mouthed school … Read More

TOB Tues: Keep Holy the Marriage Bed

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Sex is not merely some recreational activity designed for human pleasure. St. Paul tells us that when husband and wife come together as one flesh, the language of their bodies is a “great mystery” that is meant to prophesy to the world the union between Christ and the Church. Therefore: Both husband and wife should be fully aware of the … Read More

TOB Tues: NFP and Red Hot Catholic Love

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Last week I highlighted Catholic theologian, writer and spiritual director Tim Muldoon’s post candidly sharing how he and his wife discovered Red Hot Catholic Love by following what the Church recommended when it came to sex. In a follow up post, Muldoon shares he and his wife’s experience with Natural Family Planning (NFP): Natural family planning was wonderful because it … Read More

TOB Tuesday: Red Hot Catholic Love

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When they were dating, Tim Muldoon and his wife asked, “what if we did exactly what the Church recommended when it came to sex?” What they found was: Red Hot Catholic Love! Yeah, it’s possible. We dated. We talked about sex. Of course we wanted it. But we waited. Ours was a transcontinental romance nourished by letter-writing (which I recommend … Read More

TOB Tues.: Chastity is About Intimacy and JOY!

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Tyler Blanski has an excellent column up on the CNN Belief Blog arguing that Christians can be a little too prude when it comes to sex. chastity isn’t firstly about rules and guilt, but about intimacy and joy – at the right time and in the right way. It’s an expression of being created in the image of a relational … Read More