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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 ...

All for the Kingdom

This is the tenth 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. In a foundational way, the theology of the body is ordered towards ...

Closet, cage, or Cross? A response to the New York Times

It has been one of the great privileges of my priesthood to work with the members of the Courage apostolate, faithful Catholics who experience same-sex attractions and have decided to live chaste lives. I have encountered an unexpected joy ...

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 ...

Alienation From Love

The seventh article of a series outlining St. John Paul II’s thought on human embodiment and sexuality. to read the preceding article, please click here. After delving into the original experience of our first parents as recounted by Genesis, and ...

Why do Catholics use the word “disordered”?

Any high school teacher both loves and loathes the team-based review game. They’re fun and functional, but often bring a streak of chaos to your classroom. When my former students selected team names, I would refuse to let them ...

“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 fifth through twelfth articles in our series are devoted to a second text, Man and Woman ...