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

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 …

Marriage and the Mysterium Magnum

This is the twelfth and final installment of a series of blog posts outlining St. John Paul II’s thought on embodiment and sexuality. To read the preceding article, please click here

St. Paul writes powerfully of the sacramentality of marriage …

My Other Self

In the spiritual life we are warned that focusing on one vice to the exclusion of others, may lead to the increase of vice in other areas of our lives, so too in ministry and business may the same …

Marriage: Covenantal and Graced Love

This is the eleventh of a series of posts outlining St. John Paul II’s thought on embodiment and sexuality. To read the preceding article, please click here.
In ‘Part One’ of the Theology of the Body, St. John Paul II …