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Conservative pundit/comedian Steven Crowder gave a great presentation at the Values Voter Summit last weekend. At around the 5 min mark Crowder, a newlywed, starts to get serious about our culture’s attitude towards the sanctity of the marriage and the marital act. However you may feel about his delivery style, he made excellent points about […]


Posted at: September 18th, 2012 - 8:10 am - Comments Off

A very belated 7 Quick Takes Friday. THE GOOD: 1. Earlier this week I talked about the many athletes with disabilities who have competed in the Olympics throughout the years. The Orlando Sentinal has a story about a teenager in Orlando, FL who, despite missing most the lower half of his right arm, is proving […]


Posted at: September 15th, 2012 - 5:53 am - Comments Off

When we talk about the Theology of the Body, we usually talk about guarding our eyes and not revealing too much of our bodies, but what about our guarding our hearts and not revealing too much of our emotions? The TOB is about the whole person, body and soul, and that certainly includes our emotions. […]


Posted at: October 12th, 2011 - 12:02 am - Number of Comments » 1

Only the chaste man and the chaste woman are capable of true love…Conversely, it is only through love, i.e. the affirmation of the person, that chastity becomes a virtue. -JP II, Love and Responsibility See also: Love = Affirmation of the Person


Posted at: April 12th, 2011 - 2:48 pm - Number of Comments » 1

Christ – who in the Sermon on the Mount gives his own interpretation of the commandment “You shall not commit adultery”…assigns the dignity of every woman as a task to every man; at the same time (although this conclusion follows only indirectly from the text) he assigns also the dignity of every man to every […]


Posted at: April 5th, 2011 - 10:13 pm - Number of Comments » 1

A few more articles added to the Register’s Theology of the Body symposium. Janet Smith on how the TOB’s teaching on chastity affects pastoral practice, and how do we teach and live chastity as a result: It is important to remember that the theology of the body was not written to provide a program for […]


Posted at: March 10th, 2011 - 10:45 pm - Comments Off

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 […]


Posted at: February 22nd, 2011 - 5:41 pm - Comments Off

As if there wasn’t enough pressure from our society to “couple up” – at least temporarily – we also have an entire day solely dedicated to celebrating romantic love. As a single person myself, I don’t really get worked up over the whole Valentine’s Day “thing” (although, these days, being in my late 20s with […]


Posted at: February 14th, 2011 - 11:50 am - Comments Off

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 […]


Posted at: January 25th, 2011 - 9:57 pm - Comments Off

Avoid unwanted pregnancy and STDs with Pants! 100% effective and no side-effects! Hilarious and true: h/t Bill Donaghy


Posted at: December 22nd, 2010 - 1:46 pm - Comments Off