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Christian Anthropology and the Gift of Chastity

Christian Anthropology and the Gift of Chastity

\"The Christian view is one of integration and cooperation. God calls me into existence, and commissions us -- as a species -- to cooperate with Him in the work of generating, nurturing, and even saving.\" Watch the rest of this ...

The human person as a gift

This is the sixth article of a series outlining St. John Paul II’s thought on human embodiment and sexuality. Read the fifth instalment here. In the theology of the body St. John Paul focuses our attention on the significance of ...

Break open the filing cabinet: Chastity & Integration

“You seem very…managed.” I sat across from a priest on a retreat. He had just heard me describe a few elements of my relational history. This was his response. “I mean, it’s sort of like a filing cabinet,” he ...

Fathers, sons, and the masculine identity

What does it mean to be a man? This is a question I ask myself often when I consider my role as husband and father. Is being a man a reflection of how much money we earn? Or the ...

“In the Beginning”

Having already outlined Pope St. John Paul’s thought on the human person and love as it is found in Love and Responsibility, the next series of articles are devoted to a second text, Man and Woman He Created Them, ...

Pride, guilt, and life unashamed

Explaining the Church’s teaching on same-sex desires in today’s world isn’t easy.  We feel hesitation, embarrassment…shame.  Living the Church’s teaching on same sex desires poses its own challenges.  Internal confusion, hiding…shame.  June’s Pride Month offers what may seem to be a ...

Featured video: Does God Make a Person Gay?

Does God create a person with a homosexual inclination? What would be the logical implications if some persons were created gay, while others not? Watch as Courage International\'s executive director, Father Philip Bochanski, discusses why this idea is incompatible with ...

The Institution of Marriage – A First Look

This is the fourth of a series of articles outlining Pope St. John Paul II’s thought on human embodiment and sexuality. You can read the third installment here. ‘The very “core” of choosing a person must be personal.’ (Love and ...

Precision of terms in the field hospital

During my tenure as a journalist in Rome, I had the opportunity to cover the 2014 and 2015 Synods on the Family, and one of the topics of discussion was the Catholic Church\'s language surrounding certain pastoral matters, particularly ...