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Church Teaching

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 …

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. The preceding article may be found here.

‘The very “core” of choosing a person must be personal.’ Spousal love …

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 …

Spousal Friendship

This is the third of a series of articles outlining Pope St. John Paul II’s thought on human embodiment and sexuality. The preceding article may be found here.

Love lives not only within the lovers—as two numerically and psychologically distinct …

Chastity and the consolation of Easter

“It is possible, with God’s grace, for everyone to live a chaste life, including persons experiencing same-sex attraction. To deny that the power of God’s grace enables those with homosexual attractions to live chastely is to deny, effectively, that …

Love’s Psychological Profile

This is the second of a series of articles outlining Pope St. John Paul II’s thought on human embodiment and sexuality. You may find the preceding article here.

As a consequence of the nature of the human person as an …