Introducing TOB Tuesdays

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If I had to pick my favorite post from the past year, I think it would be Jennifer Fulwiler’s (of Conversion Diary) post, How I Became Pro-Life. In it, Jen shares how, though recognizing the life of the child in the womb initially got her to think twice about her pro-choice position, she wasn’t fully able open her heart and … Read More

Give the Gift of TOB!

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Folks, our culture is in desperate need of “sexual healing” as Christopher West explains in this brief video clip: Help facilitate this healing by sharing the good news of the Theology of the Body this Christmas. One of the best resources is Christopher West’s book Good News About Sex and Marriage. I have given away a number of copies over … Read More

The Sincere Gift of Self

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This priest is great: True love calls for total self donation. “Man…cannot fully find himself except through a sincere gift of himself” Gaudium et Spes, 24 Find more videos like this at the Our Father’s Will Communications YouTube channel.

Sexual Unions Shape History

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I really enjoyed the Theology of the Body conference with Christopher West that I attended this weekend in Rolla, MO. I actually attended this exact same conference in KC earlier this year, but it never gets old. If you have not yet discovered the incredible teaching of JPII on the truth and meaning of sexuality, do yourself a favor check … Read More

In Love and War: A Soldier Armed with the TOB

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1st Lieutenant Trevor Needham is a Combat Engineer Platoon Leader with the Second Stryker Cavalry Regiment deployed to the Diyala Province, Iraq. He is also a student of JPII’s Theology of the Body. He and his wife Becky attended a Head & Heart Immersion Course (an intensive 5 day study of TOB) in June and Lt. Needham has been able … Read More

TOB in Rolla, MO!!

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I am pleased to announce that a parish in my diocese will be hosting a TOB seminar next month! Christopher West will be at St. Patrick Church in Rolla, MO on Saturday, Nov. 8 to present An Introduction to Theology of the Body. From the flyer: In the words of Pope John Paul II, “if we live according to the … Read More

I Love These Blogs (and You Should Too)

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Very humble thanks to Regular Guy Paul (whose blog I love) for tagging me with the “I Love Your Blog Award” last week. Since October is Respect Life Month I thought I’d award some blogs specifically dedicated to life issues and bioethics that have become great resources for me. Check them out: Second Hand Smoke – anyone at all interested … Read More

The Intimacy of a Kiss

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I meant to post this last week: A kiss is not just a kiss to actor Kirk Cameron of Fireproof, a movie about the importance of preserving marriage and what it must be founded on. During an interview on the Today Show last Tuesday he revealed that the woman he is seen kissing in the movie is not the lead … 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