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

By Adolfo J. Castañeda / July 23, 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 Later articles in this series: Part VIII: The Church’s Right to Teach on Birth Control Part IX: The Church’s Teaching Authority Part X:…

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What Percentage of Marriages Survive Infidelity?

By Susan Ciancio / July 14, 2021 /

You say your “I dos,” you excitedly build a life together, you have children, you buy a house, you go to work, and then the unimaginable happens. You find out that your spouse has cheated on you. The life you built comes crashing down. You feel shattered, broken, and betrayed. Sometimes it even feels like…

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Love and Fertility

By Adolfo J. Castañeda / May 12, 2021 /

Previous articles in this series: What Is the Theology of the Body? Human Dignity and the Conjugal Meaning of the Body The Beginning: The Original Unity of Man and Woman Purity of Heart Resurrection of the Body Christian Virginity and Celibacy for the Kingdom of God The Sacrament of Marriage   In our previous article…

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The Sacrament of Marriage

By Adolfo J. Castañeda / April 23, 2021 /
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Previous articles in this series: What Is the Theology of the Body? Human Dignity and the Conjugal Meaning of the Body The Beginning: The Original Unity of Man and Woman Purity of Heart Resurrection of the Body Christian Virginity and Celibacy for the Kingdom of God Next article in this series: Love and Fertility  …

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