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Sin

Alienation from love

This is the seventh article of a series outlining St. John Paul II’s thought on human embodiment and sexuality. You can read the sixth installment here.    After delving into the original experience of our first parents as recounted by Genesis, ...

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 ...

Guilt vs. shame in an age of sexual indulgence

One of the greatest challenges facing persons who experience same-sex attraction is the conflict between what the secular world tells us will bring us happiness, and our interior feelings. The world sends out messages that we should act upon ...

The Vernacular of Pornography Part II: Our Pornographic Lives

Click here to read \"The Vernacular of Pornography Part I: The Metaphysics of Porn\" This attitude of preferring the simulation of potentiality over the tactile heft of actuality has seeped into the world of things, and also the world of ...