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Truth & Love in the media

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, and there discovering the revelation of the spousal meaning of the body—a meaning still available for discovery for historical man and woman—St. John Paul reflects upon state of the human person fallen away from this state of original innocence. To our first parents, the deceitful serpent whispers, ‘Did God really say?’ (Gen. 3:1), and ‘You shall not die’ (Gen. 3:4). In choosing to listen to these words of the Evil One, our first parents allowed doubt to be sown in their hearts. This doubt cast a shadow over the gift of creation and on the deepest meaning of that gift, that is, on the love of God. In this way, ...

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 incorporate a word I didn’t understand. Either that, or I would look it up on “Urban Dictionary” - a collaborative online lexicon for all things trendy and possibly inappropriate. Teenagers are easily recognizable for their distinct and ever-evolving vocabulary. As the societal mainstream departs further from Christianity and classical philosophy, it can seem like Catholics exist in a subculture with a language all their own. Homonyms Are All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Hurt As a kid, my devout parents picked up a cassette tape for a summer road trip called “The Mass Explained.” I remember being startled that I’d needed to put down my Gameboy for an hour to listen to ...

Christian Anthropology and the Gift of Chastity

\"The Christian view is one of integration and cooperation. God calls me into existence, and commissions us -- as a species -- to cooperate with Him in the work of generating, nurturing, and even saving.\" Watch the rest of this insightful talk by Dr. Susan Selner-Wright which was delivered at our 2017 Truth & Love conference. Dr. Selner-Wright will be one of the featured speakers at our 2018 Truth & Love conference in the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut. (registration is open now!) https://vimeo.com/257168589 Susan Selner-Wright, PhD teaches at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver where she holds the Chaput Chair in Philosophy. Her academic specialty is the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas and her recent work has focused on helping to articulate a Catholic response to gender ideology.