TOB Tuesday: Xtranormal TOB

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Very well done. Watch it in Spanish Portuguese

TOB Tues: NFP and Red Hot Catholic Love

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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 planning was wonderful because it … Read More

TOB Tues.: To Look Away or to Not Lust…That is the Question

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A day late getting to TOB Tuesday. I got busier yesterday than I thought I would and had no time for blogging, but I did want to point out this thought-provoking article from James Simons at Catholic Exchange (that has generated some great conversation in the combox) on the question of whether it is the man’s responsibility to look away … Read More

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: Desire’s True Light

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This is a really nice post from Brian Killian exploring the two different experiences of sexual desire: Sexual desire can propel us upward, or it can pull us down. When it ascends to heaven it is good and holy and fulfilling, but when it drags us down it is degrading and leads to a fall. This fall can be called … Read More

TOB Tuesday: A Real Love Song

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Matt Maher sings his song “Set Me as a Seal” based on the Song of Songs (See lyrics.): A few years ago, Pauline Books and Media released a revised version of the Theology of the Body text – a collection of 129 Wednesday audiences delivered by John Paul II on God’s plan for human love. The biggest difference in this … Read More