TOB Tues: The Nuptial Meaning of the Body

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One of the central themes of JP II’s Theology of the Body is that the body has a “nuptial meaning.” On his blog, Msgr. Charles Pope gives a brief explanation of the nuptial meaning of the body, specifically as it relates to the priesthood. To speak of the nuptial meaning of the body, means that the very design of our … Read More

TOB Tuesday: Understanding Celibacy

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Fr. Kyle Schnippel has an article up at Catholic Exchange on Understanding Celibacy Through the Theology of the Body In the early parts of his papacy, Pope John Paul II delivered a series of Wednesday catechesis talks on spousal love. Built on his reflections of the first chapters of the Book of Genesis and refined during his trips as a … Read More

Recap With Video of Sisters of Mary on Oprah

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If you missed watching the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist on Oprah yesterday, there is a great re-cap with photos and video up on Oprah’s website. This episode focused on the formation process of becoming a “Bride of Christ” and included the “wedding ceremony” of 13 new brides. Once again these joy-filled sisters showed Oprah and the … Read More

Reminder: Sisters of Mary on Oprah Today!

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Just a reminder that the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist will be on the Oprah Winfrey Show today. Check here for local listings. According to The Anchoress: The show will feature the experience of a Sister entering religious life and the meaning of religious profession as being ‘married’ to Christ. Sounds like some appropriate viewing for “TOB … Read More

Catch the Dominican Sisters on Oprah Again Next Week!

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Set your DVRs! The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist will be on the Oprah Winfrey Show for a second time next Tuesday, November 23 (h/t Aggie Catholics). See my post Oprah Schooled on Celibacy for my thoughts on when the sisters originally appeared on the show this February. These sisters are so radiant with the Light of … Read More

Pictures: A New Priest!

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One of the things I love most about being Catholic is the gift of the priesthood. I particularly love the discipline in the Roman rite of priestly celibacy, which is just as much a fulfillment of one’s sexuality as the sacrament of marriage: Relying on the same disposition of the personal subject, thanks to which man fully finds himself through … Read More

TOB Tuesday: Priests and Fatherhood

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Father’s Day is coming up in a little less than two weeks and tomorrow marks the beginning of the end of the Year for Priests. In anticipation of these two events, I like Fr. James Farfaglia’s column over at Catholic Exchange on spiritual and natural fatherhood: [S]ome men are called to be fathers of a family through the sacrament of … Read More

TOB Tuesday: Hope!

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Relying on the same disposition of the personal subject, thanks to which man fully finds himself through a sincere gift of self (Gaudium et Spes, 24:3), man (male and female) is able to choose the personal gift of self to another person in the conjugal covenant, in which they become “one flesh,” and he is able to renounce freely such … Read More

This Month Pray the Rosary for Priests!

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The people behind the widely popular “May Feelings” videos that encourage the recitation of the holy rosary have a new video out urging young people to pray for priests:

TOB Tuesday: Oprah Schooled on Celibacy

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Today the Oprah Winfrey Show explored religious life with the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist – a thriving religious community located in Ann Arbor, MI. For the show Lisa Ling, an Oprah reporter, spent a day – and night – with the sisters at their monastery in Michigan. You can read her story online as well as … Read More