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Introduction to theology of the body class 8

Commentary on the Introduction to the Theology of the body by Chris West, Ascension Press, slides presented by Fr. Joseph LoJacono, IVE

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Introduction to theology of the body class 8

  1. 1. The Language of Sexual Love by Father Joseph LoJacono IVE Questions to Ponder1. What does sexual union look like when it corresponds to the wedding vows?2. What is the anthropological (human nature) difference between contraception and natural family planning?3. What is the language of the body that Bl. John Paul II spoke about?4. How can one “lie” with the body during sexual relations?5. How would you communicate the concepts of the Theology of the Body to others?
  2. 2. The vision of sexual union that corresponds to the wedding vowsJohn and Mary, have you come here freelyand without reservation to give yourselves toeach other in marriage? This says love should be:Will you love and honor each other as manand wife for the rest of your lives?Will you accept children lovingly from Godand bring them up according to the law of ► FreeChrist and his Church? ► TotalGroom: I, John, take you, Mary, for my lawfulwife, to have and to hold, from this dayforward, for better, for worse, for richer, forpoorer, in sickness and in health, until death ► Faithfuldo us part.Bride: I, Mary, take you, John, for my lawfulhusband, to have and to hold, from this day ► Fruitfulforward, for better, for worse, for richer, forpoorer, in sickness and in health, until deathdo us part.
  3. 3. The Church is saying listen to what isgoing on in your heart and don’t settle for anything less?
  4. 4. Are these acts free, total, faithful and fruitful?► Divorce► Masturbation► Pre-marital sex► Homosexual acts► Intentional sterilized sex (contraception)  Contraception is the choice to engage in act of intercourse but deliberately to deprive the act of its procreative potential.What do these acts say about the nature ofmarriage?
  5. 5. What is the difference in the language of the body?► The hookup culture Total self-gift Groom: I, John, take you, Mary, Will you give for my lawful wife, to have and yourself to to hold, from this day forward, me tonight? for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part. Bride: I, Mary, take you, John, for my lawful husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.
  6. 6. Contraception is alie with the body
  7. 7. What is the Anthropologic difference between NFP and contraception?► Through determined times of abstinence you choose not to speak the language of the body  You live the virtues of chastity, self control  You learn to communicate about the most intimate details  You learn to trust in the providence of God► In Contraception you say “no” to having a child with the other person in the language of the body  This opens up to sex-on-demand  This says I do not want to have your child  This says I want to manipulate God’s creation
  8. 8. Does contraception fostercommunication about that which is most intimate?Where is the husband in thisdecision?
  9. 9. Communication is at the heart of Natural Family Planning
  10. 10. Do not deprive each other, except perhaps by mutual consentfor a time, to be free for prayer, but then return to oneanother, so that Satan may not tempt you through your lackof self-control. (1 Cor. 7:5) When you give up chocolate during Lent how much better is it during Easter? Natural Family Planning opens up to the freedom of self-control
  11. 11. Is natural Family Planning fruitful?► NFP couples have about 1 to 2% rate of divorce.► Thedivorce rate is about 50% for all marriage in the United States► Which one is more fruitful?
  12. 12. How to communicate the concepts in the Theology of the bodyContraception is a lie with the body The man and womanPre-marital sex says I want were created to giveto give myself totally with themselves to each other.my body but I do not mean Homosexual acts cannotit. image this. Homosexual unions are not In the beginning total, faithful and fruitful. there was no Therefore they change the divorce. Do you nature of marriage and do not want to follow the image the Triune God. plan of God?
  13. 13. Recommended biography for furtherstudies on the thought of John Paul II- Introduction to Male and Female HeCreated Them by Michael WaldsteinLove and Responsibility by KarolWojtyla (The future John Paul II)- At the Center of the Human Drama byKenneth Schmitz
  14. 14. Totus Tuus MariaBl. John Paul II pray for us

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