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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Does God Forgive Abortion?

By Sofia Infante / June 11, 2021 /
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“The greater the sinner, the greater the right he has to My mercy.” ~ Saint Faustina’s Diary   Abortion is one of the foremost causes of suffering in the world, and one of the least acknowledged. The child in the womb suffers in silence, and the mother carries grief, shame, and guilt. A cruel irony…

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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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Christian Virginity and Celibacy for the Kingdom of God

By Adolfo J. Castañeda / March 26, 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 Next articles in this series: The Sacrament of Marriage Love and Fertility   In our previous article, we…

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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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What Christmas Reveals About Human Dignity

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / December 20, 2020 /

No feast in the liturgical calendar more perfectly and completely justifies, celebrates, and embodies the pro-life cause than Christmas. Pope St. John Paul II highlighted this connection in the opening paragraphs of his great pro-life encyclical – Evangelium Vitae – where he quotes the angels’ triumphant greeting to the shepherds of Bethlehem: “I bring you…

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