Aim High!

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There is a great quote from artist Michelangelo that goes, “The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we hit it.” This low aiming is precisely what we’re doing to our young people when we teach them “abstinence, but…” education. By “abstinence, … Read More

Love and Responsibility Immersion Course 2009

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As JP II’s groundbreaking teaching on sexuality and the human person is very slowly making its way into the hearts and minds of the Catholic faithful (and even many protestants) very few people realize just how far the late pontiff delved into understanding and explaining the Catholic tradition of family life and sexual morality. So I was pleased to receive … Read More

TOB Tuesday: Theology of the Body and Ephesians Ch. 5

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I finally uploaded another video from Christopher West in Rolla, MO last year. Here he explains the ever-so controversial Ephesians Ch. 5 as it’s meant to be understood – he then relates it to why so many women like Titanic and men like Braveheart: Ephesians 5:21-33 (West uses the translation “submission,” the translation I’ve got here (from the NAB) is … Read More

TOB Tuesday: “Understanding My Future Bride”

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In a recent article for the Theology of the Body (TOB) Institute, a seminarian shares what he learned during a week-long TOB Head to Heart Immersion Course: I learned that celibacy is so much more than ‘giving up’ something. Instead, it is actually giving my whole self to God and to His Church. The Spousal analogy of Christ as the … Read More

TOB Tuesday: Feminine Receptivity

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Last week I talked about the gift of masculinity. Today then I will focus on woman and the gift of femininity – specifically our gift of receptivity. In terms of living according to genuine masculinity and femininity, today’s men and women are further disadvantaged by the rise of radical feminism that does merely encourage the “equality” of the sexes, but … Read More

TOB Tuesday: The “Manhood Project”

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Last week I brought up the importance of men and women complimenting each other with their sexual differences by living according to authentic masculinity and femininity. So I was pleased to come across this column at the Catholic Exchange’s TOB Channel on what one man is doing to teach his sons how to grow to be “Godly, Loving Men.” He … Read More

TOB Tuesday: We Were Made Male and Female

ChelseaMen, Theology of the Body, TOB Tuesday, Women6 Comments

I found these short clips from the Theology of the Body for Teens series: TOB segement for guys: TOB segement for girls: The world today, which sees authentic masculinity and femininity as antiquated, sexist ideals, may look at these videos and think: Why the separate advice for guys and girls? They should not be held to different standards in that … Read More

TOB Tuesday: Glorify God in your Body

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I came up with the subject for this week’s TOB (Theology of the Body) Tuesday after listening to the second reading at Mass this Sunday: 1 Cor 6:13c-15a, 17-20 Brothers and sisters: The body is not for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord is for the body; God raised the Lord and will also raise us by his … Read More

The Root of the Abortion Problem

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In a letter to the editor last week an Our Sunday Visitor reader responds to a previous OSV article asking if American Catholics are suffering from a conscience formation deficit and no longer taking abortion seriously: The problem is that abortion is not the problem but the symptom. For several generations we have tolerated a culture where our sexual values … Read More

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

ChelseaCelibacy, Marriage, Sex, Sexuality, Theology of the Body, TOB Tuesday4 Comments

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