TOB Tuesday: A Real Priest Speaks to Real Men

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There is no question that men today, more so than in previous generations, are challenged with mixed messages about what it means to be a man. This is especially true when it comes to love, marriage, sexuality and family life. In his book Man to Man: A Real Priest Speaks to Real Men about Marriage, Sexuality and Family Life, Fr. … Read More

TOB Tuesday: TOB Video Series

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I found a great little video series on the Theology of the Body from Fr. Roger Landry of the Diocese of Fall River Mass. – excellent for anyone picking up the teaching for the first time. Here is part one: See part II, part III, part IV, part V, part VI, part VII and part VIII TOB Tuesdays

TOB Tuesday: Is Celibacy a Life of Sexual Repression?

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Christopher West has a great article up at Catholic Exchange: The difference between marriage and celibacy…must never be understood as the difference between having a “legitimate” outlet for sexual lust on the one hand and having to repress it on the other. Christ calls everyone – no matter his or her particular vocation – to experience redemption from the domination … Read More

TOB Tuesday: Pray for Priests!

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Since today is the feast of St. John Vianney, patron saint of parish priests, let’s again take this time to thank God and pray for those men who have answered the call to freely renounce the gift of self to another person that they might give themselves totally to Christ “for the kingdom of heaven.” I should have noticed today’s … Read More

TOB Tuesday: “How do They Know? They’re Celibates!”

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This week’s TOB (Theology of the Body) Tuesday topic was inspired by the recent ordination of a good friend of mine to the ministry of the priesthood. He is now Father Angelo Bartulica serving in the diocese of Kansas City/St. Joseph. It was a beautiful ordination celebrated by the always wonderful Bishop Robert Finn (**see video below). Several months ago … Read More

Theology of the Body: Marriage

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The fifth and final installment of Cardinal Arinze’s webcast on TOB is available now: This one is quite significant because, as Pope Benedict has suggested, Marriage is the key to world peace. See the previous episodes on these posts: Cardinal Arinze Webcasts TOB! Theology of the Body: Original Happiness These webcasts are part of a complete DVD series from the … Read More

New TOB Resources

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Ascension Press anounces some new resources from Christopher West on the Theology of the Body. Each series has everything you need to lead your own TOB study sessions. Because our society has been living in utter darkness regarding the truth and meaning of human sexuality, of the human person, this is an important message to study and share with everyone … Read More

Cardinal Arinze Webcasts TOB!

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Shamefully I am not yet a subscriber to Cardinal Arinze’s webcast, though I pretty much love to hear anything the man has to say. But I recently stumbled upon another website with links to the Cardinal’s recent webcasts and found out that he has been doing a series on Theology of the Body. Really I have only ever heard TOB … Read More

Eunuchs for the Kingdom

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Hello, all! Sorry posting has been pretty light for the last few days. I do have a few works in progress. A good friend of mine was ordained a deacon last weekend for the diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri. Through this sacrament Angelo, and the two others ordained with him, pledged to live his life totally committed to serving … Read More