HUMAN SEXUALITY IN CATHOLIC TERMS

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The Theology of the Body was developed by Pope John Paul II and it is beautiful. You can get complete information about the Theology of the Body on:  http://www.theologyofthebody.net.

Below there is an excerpt from that website:

 

What is the Theology of the Body?

 The 'Theology of the Body' is Pope John Paul II's integrated vision of the human person - body, soul, and spirit. As he explains, the physical human body has a specific meaning and is capable of revealing answers regarding fundamental questions about us and our lives:

                                 Is there a real purpose to life and if so, what is it?

                                 Why were we created male and female? Does it really matter if we are one sex or another?

                                 Why were man and woman called to communion from the beginning? What does the marital union of a man and woman say to us about God and his plan for our lives?

                                 What is the purpose of the married and celibate vocations?

                                 What exactly is "Love"?

                                 Is it truly possible to be pure of heart?

All of these questions and many more are answered in Pope John Paul II's 129 Wednesday audiences, which were given between the years 1979 and 1984. His reflections are based on Scripture (especially the Gospels, St. Paul and the Book of Genesis), and contain a vision of the human person truly worthy of man. John Paul II discusses who man was in the beginning, who he is now (after original sin), and who he will be in the age to come. He then applies this message to the vocations of marriage and celibacy, in preparation for the Kingdom of Heaven.


Lastly, this website is dedicated to the promotion of the Pope's revolutionary and life-transforming message of hope that counteracts societal trends which urge us to view the body as an object of pleasure or as a machine for manipulation. John Paul II portrays a beautiful vision of sexuality in his Theology of the Body and other earlier works including Love and Responsibility. He encourages a true reverence for the gift of our sexuality and challenges us to live it in a way worthy of our great dignity as human persons. His theology is not only for young adults or married couples, but for all ages and vocations since it sums up the true meaning of the human person. Within our discussion, Octavio stressed which a part of their replica watches uk had been to style an item which tag heuer replica sale which watchnerds are searching for. Therefore, other watchnerds, let us very first check out the actual specifications for that rado replica uk to determine precisely what we're referring to. The actual rolex replica uk situation is actually forty eight. 5mm using the overhead guard, water-resistant in order to panerai replica sale, as well as made up through a mixture of supplies such as replica watches sale dietary fiber, ceramic, titanium, light weight aluminum, as well as sapphire very.

"Brace yourself! If we take in what the Holy Father is saying in his Theology of the Body, we will never view ourselves, view others, view the Church, the Sacraments, grace, God, heaven, marriage, the celibate vocation...we will never view the world the same way again." - Christopher West

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Websites with Catholic Information

 St. Laurence Catholic Church -  www.stlaurence.org

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston - www.archgh.org

 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops - http://www.usccb.org

 New American Bible - http://www.usccb.org/bible/index.cfm

Catechism of the Catholic Church - http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc.htm

 Catholic Answers - http://www.catholic.com

 Leap of Faith - Marta Alves, Webmaster - www.faithleap.org

 

Documents on Marriage can be found at

The Vatican Site - www.vatican.va

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops - http://www.usccb.org

U.S. Bishops' Statements on Marriage: Marriage and Family

http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family

 

General Information

Humana Vitae -

Encyclical Letter Humanae Vitae of the Supreme Pontiff Paul VI on the Regulation of Birth

http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/paul_vi/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-vi_enc_25071968_humanae-vitae_en.html


Gaudium Et Spes - Document of the Second Vatican Council

Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World Gaudium et Spes Promulgated by His Holiness Pope Paul VI on December 7, 1965

http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_cons_19651207_gaudium-et-spes_en.html

Couple to Couple League - http://www.ccli.org

Billings Ovulation Method - http://www.billings-centre.ab.ca

 

Daily Scriptural Readings

http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab

 

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