The Supreme Adventure

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Stole this from Ignatius Press’ Facebook page: “The supreme adventure is being born. There we do walk suddenly into a splendid and startling trap. There we do see something of which we have not dreamed before. Our father and mother do lie in wait for us and leap out on us, like brigands from a bush. Our uncle is a … Read More

The Catholic Church Embraces Science and Those Struggling with Infertility

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In case you missed it the first time around, I’ve re-published my article The Catholic Church is No Enemy of Science or the Infertile over at Ignitum Today: Because of her opposition to third party reproduction, the Catholic Church is often accused of being anti-science and insensitive to those who suffer the pain of infertility. Last year’s CNN Belief Blog … Read More

See You After Thanksgiving!

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There are a few stories that I was going to try to post on today, but I’ve got a busy couple of days ahead of me…and I’m sure most of you do as well! Even if you’re just going to relax this Thanksgiving, I’m sure you’ll be visiting with family and NOT browsing the blogosphere. At least I hope you … Read More

The Strange Case of Savita Halappanavar

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JC Sanders has the best analysis of this whole mess I’ve read yet: The facts are not all in just yet—in fact, very few facts have really been made available at all. This is perhaps strange, given the passage of nearly two weeks between Mrs. Halappanaavar’s death and the time at which the news of said death broke. What we … Read More

TOB Tues: Eschatological Man Meets Historical Man

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In John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, he compares and contrasts the three states of man; “Original Man,” mankind before the Fall or first sin, “Historical Man” man after the Fall, (our current state,) and “Eschatological Man,” man following Christ’s second coming, (our life in heaven). Using the text-to-speech animation website xtranormal, TOB speaker Bill Donaghy imagines a meeting … Read More

Is Your Spouse Your “Best Friend”?

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“Today I’m going to marry my best friend!” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen that announcement or something similar to it (“today my best friend asked me to marry him,” etc…) on Facebook. That’s why I was so intrigued to read this article from Marjorie Campbell on why she’s glad her husband is NOT her best friend: … Read More

God’s Strength and the Beauty of Human Weakness

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God’s real strength is not mere human strength—it is not a matter of physical, mental, or intellectual abilities, useful though they may be. God’s strength is made perfect in man’s weakness, as St. Paul says.1 We are invited to let ourselves be visited in our littleness, our poverty, our weaknesses, to receive a new strength: the strength of trust and … Read More

TOB Tues. Bonus: Interview With Chris West!

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To say that Christopher West is busy spreading the Gospel of the Theology of the Body would be an understatement. On top of teaching several week-long TOB immersion courses at the TOB institute, he’s got a seventh book coming out next January, he’s about to embark on a second national tour with the folk-rock group Mike Mangione & The Union … Read More

TOB Tuesday: 5 Key Features

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It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these posts or even mentioned the Theology of the Body here at all. Continuing his series on Blessed John Paul II’s Love and Responsibility over at the Integrated Catholic Life, Dr. Edward Sri has written a new article giving a very brief explanation of some of the key features of … Read More

The “Choice” Double Standard

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Saw this on Facebook earlier this week: