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HUMAN SEXUALITY & FREEDOM

Human Sexuality and Freedom – Part I

 

ON THE ORIGINS OF SEXUALITY

 

There is a full-blown crisis today—a crisis in human sexuality. It follows in the wake of a generation that is almost entirely un-catechized on the truth, beauty, and goodness of our bodies and their God-designed functions. The following series of writings is a frank discussion on the subject that will cover questions regarding alternative forms of marriage, masturbation, sodomy, oral sex, etc. Because the world is discussing these issues everyday on radio, television and the internet. Does the Church have nothing to say on these matters? How do we respond? Indeed, she does—she has something beautiful to say.

“The truth will set you free,” Jesus said. Perhaps this is no more true than in matters of human sexuality. This series is recommended for mature readers…

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Published in: HOME, FAITH AND MORALS, HUMAN SEXUALITY & FREEDOM | on June 2nd, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Human Sexuality and Freedom – Part II

 

ON GOODNESS AND CHOICES

 

THERE is something else that must be said about the creation of man and woman that was determined “in the beginning.” And if we don’t understand this, if we don’t grasp this, then any discussion of morality, of right or wrong choices, of following God’s designs, risks casting the discussion of human sexuality into a sterile list of prohibitions. And this, I am certain, would only serve to deepen the divide between the Church’s beautiful and rich teachings on sexuality, and those who feel alienated by her.

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Published in: HOME, FAITH AND MORALS, HUMAN SEXUALITY & FREEDOM | on June 4th, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Human Sexuality and Freedom – Part III

 

ON THE DIGNITY OF MAN AND WOMAN

 

THERE is a joy that we must rediscover as Christians today: the joy of seeing the face of God in the other—and this includes those who have compromised their sexuality. In our contemporary times, St. John Paul II, Blessed Mother Teresa, Servant of God Catherine de Hueck Doherty, Jean Vanier and others come to mind as individuals who found the capacity to recognize God’s image, even in the distressing disguise of poverty, brokenness, and sin. They saw, as it were, the “crucified Christ” in the other.

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Published in: HOME, FAITH AND MORALS, HUMAN SEXUALITY & FREEDOM | on June 8th, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Human Sexuality and Freedom – Part IV

 

As we continue this five part series on Human Sexuality and Freedom, we now examine some of the moral questions on what is right and what is wrong. Please note, this is for mature readers…

 

ANSWERS TO INTIMATE QUESTIONS

 

SOMEONE once said, “The truth will set you free—but first it will tick you off.”

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Published in: HOME, FAITH AND MORALS, HUMAN SEXUALITY & FREEDOM | on June 9th, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Human Sexuality and Freedom – Part V

 

TRUE freedom is living each moment in the fullest reality of who you are.

And who are you? That is the aching, over-arching question that mostly eludes this present generation in a world where the elderly have misplaced the answer, the Church has fumbled it, and the media has ignored it. But here it is:

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Published in: HOME, FAITH AND MORALS, HUMAN SEXUALITY & FREEDOM | on June 12th, 2015 | 1 Comment »

An Intimate Testimony

LENTEN RETREAT
Day 15

 

 

IF you’ve ever been to one of my retreats before, then you’ll know I prefer to speak from the heart. I find it leaves room for the Lord or Our Lady to do whatever they want—like change the subject. Well, today is one of those moments. Yesterday, we reflected on the gift of salvation, which is also a privilege and calling to bear fruit for the Kingdom. As St. Paul said in Ephesians…

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Published in: HOME, HUMAN SEXUALITY & FREEDOM, LENTEN RETREAT | on February 26th, 2016 | 4 Comments »