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A weekly blog, featuring experts offering their insights into sexuality, gender, chastity, and pastoral care from a Catholic perspective.

Who is Theophilus

The evangelist Luke begins his Gospel with a reference to a person named Theophilus, “I too have decided, after investigating everything accurately anew, to write it down in an orderly sequence for you, most excellent Theophilus. …” (Lk 1:3-4). …

Theophilus Responds

As a man living with SSA in a big metropolitan center, I often encounter other men who embrace their SSA freely. It appears that for them there is no tension between their reason and their sexual desire. They gladly …

Embracing the Covenant

I want to reflect on our previous post about covenants and composite nature. As a Catholic man who lives with SSA, for me, it is of the utmost importance to understand the theological and philosophical meaning of sexuality and …

The God Loves Us Body and Soul

The other day a member asked me to talk about the importance of the philosophical principles that we are expounding. Why is our composite nature so important? I will do my best to offer some of the thoughts that …

Though we may become consumed with any of the pleasure, even those that are virtuous, we must always remember our supernatural end.

Composing My Nature

By Theophilus – a member who wishes to remain anonymous.

com·pos·ite /kəmˈpäzət/  adjective – made up of various parts or elements.

Before my return to the Catholic Church, I had a very different relationship with my body. I used to see …

The Immaterial and Material Nature of Man

Today we will begin to break down our definition into smaller pieces and hopefully, we will have time to break those pieces down even further. I know most people do not relish the thought of reading technical or academic …

On Being Human

What is a human person? Such a seemingly simple question can have innumerable responses, but which one is true? Are we a mass of atoms gliding through a complex array of chemical reactions, ever-renewed as each cell of our …

Man O’ Man

I wrote in my introductory post about the importance of the human person. Today I would like to present our method of examining the human person and our desired encounter with the material. I am presently a student at …