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Porno-graphy and Theo-graphy

Porno-graphy and Theo-graphy

'When the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman…’ (Gal 4:4). We’ve heard it a thousand times. It can go in one ear and out the other without sinking in. Do you know what this means? Woman is the earthly “opening” to heaven. Her body, her...

Three New Year’s Resolutions Every Catholic Should Make

Three New Year’s Resolutions Every Catholic Should Make

In his Theology of the Body, Saint John Paul II spoke of three “infallible and indispensable” means for living out an authentic Christian spirituality (he was speaking specifically of the spirituality of married life, but it applies to one and all): a deepening life...

TOB Institute 2019 Highlights

TOB Institute 2019 Highlights

What a year for the Theology of the Body Institute! We are excited to share with you major highlights of our 2019, which were made possible thanks to your prayers and financial support

The Smells of Christmas

The Smells of Christmas

A Culture of the Image
Ahh, the smells of Christmas…. The fresh pine-scent of trees and wreaths; the ham baking; the cookies cooling; the cinnamon and nutmeg wafting from ovens and eggnog; and the rank scent of fresh, steaming manure … What!? [record screeeeech!!]

Wrapped For Advent

Wrapped For Advent

Jerusalem, take off your robe of mourning and misery; put on the splendor of glory from God forever: wrapped in the cloak of justice from God, bear on your head the mitre that displays the glory of the eternal name. - Baruch 5:1-9 When I was young, I remember visiting...

Cradled by God

Cradled by God

So frequently I cradle my phone. I just can’t seem to get away from it and have so many excuses, said and unsaid, as to why I cannot do so. My phone has my calendar and email which I can so easily access as I am on the go; you know... the busy work of ministry....

Fulton Sheen, TOB and the New Evangelization

Fulton Sheen, TOB and the New Evangelization

[NOTE: This is the second of a two-part reflection. Click here for part one.] The beatification of Fulton J. Sheen pending, the proposed feast day of December 9 would be a day which Catholic Americans will be asked to contemplate the wisdom of the Church that has...

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