Resurrection of the Body

By Adolfo J. Castañeda / February 11, 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 Next articles in this series: Christian Virginity and Celibacy for the Kingdom of God The Sacrament of Marriage Love and Fertility  …

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Purity of Heart

By Adolfo J. Castañeda / February 3, 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 Next articles in this series: Resurrection of the Body Christian Virginity and Celibacy for the Kingdom of God The Sacrament of Marriage Love and Fertility…

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The Beginning: The Original Unity of Man and Woman

By Adolfo J. Castañeda / January 14, 2021 /
Adam and Eve. Religion. Orthodox church in Kirowograd Ukraine

Previous articles in this series: What Is the Theology of the Body? Human Dignity and the Conjugal Meaning of the Body Next articles in this series: Purity of Heart Resurrection of the Body Christian Virginity and Celibacy for the Kingdom of God The Sacrament of Marriage Love and Fertility   In our previous two articles, we…

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Stop Societal Breakdown: Build Up Marriage

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / January 4, 2021 /

“The family has a special role to play throughout the life of its members, from birth to death. It is truly ‘the sanctuary of life: the place in which life – the gift of God – can be properly welcomed and protected against the many attacks to which it is exposed, and can develop in…

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11 Theology of the Body Quotes You Should Know

By Susan Ciancio / November 27, 2020 /

Since the beginning of time, the relationship between man and woman has rightfully held a significant importance. Nowhere is that truer than within the Catholic Church, which has continually sought not only to understand but to teach the beauty and the special oneness that comes from the unity of man and woman, especially in regard…

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Human Dignity and the Conjugal Meaning of the Body

By Adolfo J. Castañeda / November 11, 2020 /
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Previous article in this series: What Is the Theology of the Body? Next articles in this series: 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 Love and Fertility   In our previous article we…

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What Is the Theology of the Body?

By Adolfo J. Castañeda / October 9, 2020 /

From 1979 to 1984, Saint John Paul II gave 129 weekly talks on human sexuality and marriage. He delivered these addresses during his Wednesday public audiences in St. Peter’s Square. The title he most often used was Theology of the Body (TOB). The word “theology” means the study of God. More precisely, it means the…

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Introduction to the Fight over Homosexuality

By Brian Clowes, PhD / July 28, 2020 /
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“Evil may have its day, but to God go the weeks and the years. It must ever be so.” ~Father Eugene Fahy, S.J.   When the battle over contraception began in earnest in the 1920s, virtually all Christians decided to “sit it out,” reasoning that birth control would not affect them personally. When the abortion…

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How Special Are “Gay Rights?” (Part II)

By Brian Clowes, PhD / July 10, 2020 /
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My last article introduced the extreme demands of homophile groups, demands which deserve the name “special rights” because they far surpass the rights recognized to belong to humanity in general. This article lists many real-life instances of the special rights movement in action.   Special Rights Activism in Public Policy In order to enact the “special…

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The Ethics of Artificial Reproductive Technologies

By Brian Clowes, PhD / July 7, 2020 /
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The very probability that we may be faced with a human person in the full sense constitutes, in my opinion, an absolute veto against any type of [in‑vitro] experimentation. ― Father Bernard Häring.1   Introduction Assisted reproductive technology is one of the most complex moral fields debated today.  It is actually an aggregation of several…

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