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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 ...

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 ...

The Human Person as Gift

The sixth article of a series outlining St. John Paul II’s thought on human embodiment and sexuality. As previously noted, the posts of this series seek to capture something of the form of the original texts, John Paul II’s ...

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 ...

“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 ...