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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 […]


Posted at: December 10th, 2013 - 5:24 pm - Number of Comments » 0

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 […]


Posted at: February 1st, 2011 - 1:15 pm - Number of Comments » 0

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 […]


Posted at: November 24th, 2010 - 8:22 pm - Number of Comments » 0

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 […]


Posted at: November 23rd, 2010 - 11:28 am - Number of Comments » 0

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 […]


Posted at: November 19th, 2010 - 3:26 am - Number of Comments » 0

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 […]


Posted at: July 8th, 2010 - 12:57 am - Number of Comments » 4

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 […]


Posted at: June 8th, 2010 - 10:05 pm - Number of Comments » 3

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 […]


Posted at: May 4th, 2010 - 10:27 pm - Number of Comments » 2

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:


Posted at: May 3rd, 2010 - 11:13 pm - Number of Comments » 0

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 […]


Posted at: February 9th, 2010 - 10:38 pm - Number of Comments » 2