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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 …

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 …

The Redemption of the Body

The eighth article of a series outlining St. John Paul II’s thought on human embodiment and sexuality. To read the preceding article, please click here.

In his consideration of the redemption of the body St. John Paul again takes the …

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 …

Bodily love: A personal affair 

Human Love in the Divine Plan
This is the first of a series of posts outlining Pope St. John Paul II’s thought on the human person and love, human embodiment and sexuality, as found detailed first in Love and Responsibility, …

Original Personhood: Identity & Theology of the Body

This week I changed login information for one of my many online applications. In one section, I could select a new update.  

Male. Female. I prefer not to say.  

How do you identify? “Identity politics” has gotten a lot of play across the red-blue …