Answering Critiques of the Theology of the Body

By Susan Ciancio / September 29, 2021 /
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What we know today as the Theology of the Body began as a collection of 129 papal addresses given by Pope John Paul II during his regular Wednesday audiences. He gave these talks over the course of five years—from September 5, 1979, through November 28, 1984. These talks cover many topics, including the true purpose…

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Theology of the Body: FAQ

By Susan Ciancio / September 16, 2021 /
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From September 5, 1979, through November 28, 1984, in his Wednesday general audiences, Pope John Paul II spoke about the unique and holy love between a man and a woman. This collection of 129 papal addresses was later compiled into the cohesive document we know today as the Theology of the Body. Here we’ve compiled…

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The Teaching of the Prophetic Encyclical Humanae Vitae Part X

By Adolfo J. Castañeda / September 10, 2021 /

Previous articles in this series: Part I: Introduction to Humanae Vitae Part II: The Predictions of Humanae Vitae Part III: The First Prophecy Part IV: The Second Prophecy Part V: The Third Prophecy Part VI: The Fourth Prophecy Part VII: Modernity’s Challenges to Humanae Vitae Part VIII: The Church’s Right to Teach on Birth Control Part IX: The Church’s Teaching Authority   In our previous…

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Using an NFP Chart: The Sympto-Thermal Method

By Susan Ciancio / September 7, 2021 /
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Natural family planning has helped thousands of couples conceive a baby. In addition, it’s a natural and moral method of spacing children. Unfortunately, many people decide against using NFP without knowing or understanding the facts. They may think NFP doesn’t work. They may have looked into it but assumed it to be too difficult. Or…

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Ten Threats to Marriage

By HLI Staff / September 3, 2021 /
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Marriage is—and has been—under attack for quite some time. While the latest attacks are fashioned by those who attempt to redefine the authentic definition of marriage to include same-sex relationships, there are many other things that not only harm but destroy this sacred sacrament. We discuss ten of these here.   1. Wounded Human Nature…

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The Teaching of the Prophetic Encyclical Humanae Vitae (Part IX)

By Adolfo J. Castañeda / August 25, 2021 /

Previous articles in this series: Part I: Introduction to Humanae Vitae Part II: The Predictions of Humanae Vitae Part III: The First Prophecy Part IV: The Second Prophecy Part V: The Third Prophecy Part VI: The Fourth Prophecy Part VII: Modernity’s Challenges to Humanae Vitae Part VIII: The Church’s Right to Teach on Birth Control Later article in this series: Part X: Principles of Humanae…

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The Teaching of the Prophetic Encyclical Humanae Vitae (Part VIII)

By Adolfo J. Castañeda / August 18, 2021 /
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Previous articles in this series: Part I: Introduction to Humanae Vitae Part II: The Predictions of Humanae Vitae Part III: The First Prophecy Part IV: The Second Prophecy Part V: The Third Prophecy Part VI: The Fourth Prophecy Part VII: Modernity’s Challenges to Humanae Vitae Later articles in this series: Part IX: The Church’s Teaching Authority Part X: Principles of Humanae Vitae   What Authority…

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Novena for Pregnancy and Motherhood

By Susan Ciancio / August 6, 2021 /
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Pregnancy is a joyous time of preparation, wonder, and abundant changes. But for a new mother it can also be a scary time. There’s so much to worry about as that tiny, vulnerable baby grows each and every day. That is why we invoke the help of Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Gerard. We…

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The Devastating Effects of a Husband Addicted to Porn

By Susan Ciancio / July 28, 2021 /
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The realization is like a slap in the face. You feel humiliated. You’re embarrassed. You can’t believe this is happening to you and your husband. Over the past few months, you have had a sneaking suspicion that your husband not only watches porn but is addicted. And now that stark reality is staring at you,…

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Adoption or Abortion?

By Susan Ciancio / July 16, 2021 /
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When most people hear the word hero, they likely picture someone who has saved a life. Perhaps it’s a military person who has valiantly fought for his country. Maybe it’s a firefighter who has saved people from a burning building. Or possibly it’s a nurse or doctor who has brought a patient back from the…

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