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: A Person’s Rightful Due

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“[T]o be just always means giving to others what is rightly due to them. A person’s rightful due is to be treated as an object of love, not as an object for use.” -John Paul II, Love and Responsibility p. 42 See: Human Beings as Objects of Use: Part I, Part II, Part III TOB Tuesdays

TOB Tuesday: The Body Doesn’t Lie

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Msgr. Charles Pope has a masterful post on the language of the human body and the many lies our culture tries to speak through or about it: One of the great errors of our day is the implicit rejection of the truth that our bodies have something to tell us about who we are and what we are called to … Read More

TOB Tues: Sexuality and the Culture War

ChelseaSexuality, Theology of the Body, TOB TuesdayLeave a Comment has an excellent talk from John-Henry Westen to the Fifth Annual World Prayer Congress for Life in Rome earlier this month: Have you ever noticed that almost the whole of the culture war is centered on sexuality? Abortion, Same-sex ‘marriage’, contraception, adultery, pornography, promiscuity, sex-education, divorce, homosexuality, in vitro fertilization, even embryonic stem cell research are all related to … Read More

“Babies” Out on DVD!!

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If you wanted to, but did not get an opportunity to see the documentary “Babies” when it opened in a limited number of theaters earlier this year, your wait is finally over! It’s been available on iTunes, Apple TV and DirecTV for a while, but now the cuteness of “Babies” is available everywhere on DVD! The trailer, if you’ve never … Read More

Quick Takes: Love, Marriage, Sex

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Ok, there are a few things I’ve been wanting to post on for the past week. Since they’re all related to love, marriage and sex, I thought I’d throw them all together in one post instead of trying to make separate posts out of each of them. 1. Andrew Haines has a good post at Ethika Politika on Dealing with … Read More

TOB Tuesday: The Mystery of Woman

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Over at Catholic Exchange, Fr. Samuel Medley, SOLT has a beautiful article in which he reflects on the “mystery” of woman: Woman is a wonderful mystery. Often even to herself, she is an enclosed garden, a fountain sealed. When approaching the topic of womanhood, and especially when approaching women, what is most important is to reveal that each woman is, … Read More

TOB Tues: Unwanted Children vs. Unwanting Adults

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Jill Stanek’s most recent weekend question was that ever-popular pro-choice, knee-jerk reaction to pro-life opposition: “So…Are pro-lifers going to adopt all the unwanted babies?” One of Jill’s followers on Facebook had several great responses. This one was my favorite: Unwanted describes not the child but an attitude of some adults toward the child. The real problem isn’t unwanted children, but … Read More

TOB Tuesday: The Mystery of Sex and Love

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Brendan Roberts has a great Theology of the Body primer up at Catholic Exchange: Sexual messages are thrust upon us almost everywhere we turn. The sexual content of most television programs are helping to form the morals of the young generation especially. Therefore there are constant themes of making marital infidelity, sex divorced from covenantal relationships, contraception, active homosexuality, lying, … Read More

TOB Tuesday: The Trinity and the Heart of Marriage

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This Sunday Catholics celebrated the feast of the holy Trinity, three Persons in one God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – existing in an eternal exchange of love. From all eternity the Father makes himself a gift to the Son and the Son receives this gift and makes Himself a gift back to the Father in return. This love … Read More