Posts Tagged ‘human sexuality’

The Nature of the Human Being, Male or Female

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Throughout history, but more acutely in our day, people have pondered the mystery of their life. The details on resumes – occupations, education, residence – really do not answer the fundamental question of our very essence. We want to know the objective and enduring truth about ourselves, “Who am I? What am I? What does […] [Read more]

A Voice Proclaiming the Truth of Human Sexuality

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Today more and more young people are reported to be engaged in sexual activity at an ever younger age. Increasing numbers also report that they have been sexually abused. The data presents a very alarming picture. But is there not something much more radical at the core of these statistics than what the media reports […] [Read more]

Divine Revelation in the Creation Story: Humanity is Made for Love

Monday, February 9th, 2015

The readings for daily Mass over the next several days tell the story of creation, but the picture they paint is one of the human experience throughout history. As we approach the season of Lent, I invite you to meditate with the Church on the profound revelation about God’s creative plan for humanity contained in […] [Read more]

The Natural Law and the Family Today

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

In the beginning, God placed within the works of his hand a law that would govern creation.  The natural physical law – expressed in something as simple as the law of gravity – is built into creation.  So it is with the natural law that governs his human creations. People today are often uncomfortable with […] [Read more]

God’s Law / Human Law

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

As we attempt to understand what it is the Church teaches on human sexuality and therefore why she has such a commitment to the proper definition of marriage and the relationship of people with God and with one another, we must begin with a focus on the Church’s primary teaching that all people are to […] [Read more]

Caring For Those Who Disagree with Us on the Meaning of Marriage

Monday, August 26th, 2013

As we present the teaching of the Church on human sexuality and chastity with special reference to homosexuality, we do so fully aware that this teaching is often misunderstood.  Too often, what the Church proclaims is presented as if it were somehow anti-someone.  This is simply not true. From the outset, one thing must be […] [Read more]

Truth is Never Discrimination

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Of the Catholic Church’s many teachings, perhaps some of the most challenging for people in today’s culture involve human sexuality, including homosexuality.  As state after state considers changing its laws on the definition of marriage, all of us have had to think about the nature of love, the meaning of marriage and the teaching of […] [Read more]

Marriage – The Context of Sexual Activity

Monday, August 12th, 2013

As we examine what the Catholic Church really teaches about sex and why her teaching is important, we recall that this teaching comes out of twenty centuries of human experience and faith conviction rooted in both our human nature and God’s Word. The Church has the responsibility of passing on all that she has received […] [Read more]

The Church Proclaims the Beauty of Human Sexuality

Monday, August 5th, 2013

What does the Catholic Church really teach about sex? Why is her teaching important? We often hear it said that the Church places an undue emphasis on sex.   Given the diversity of ideas that people have, it is clear that we need to talk about it more – to explain it better. Catholic teaching on […] [Read more]

Is There a Right and Wrong?

Monday, July 29th, 2013

During a recent family visit, I watched a mother intervene as two of her very young children squabbled over several toy cars.  The older of the two asserted that the cars belonged to him, and therefore his younger brother could not play with one of them.  In response to the younger brother’s crying protest, their […] [Read more]