Gentlemen, I have a recommendation for you. It is at a blog by a Catholic mother called My Broken Fiat. The particular post is titled My Darkest Secret. It describes the pain of a woman caused by her husband’s selfishness.
Gentlemen, I need your help.
The focus of my PhD is the question “is there a Catholic view of Masculinity?” Part of my research is reading on gender identity, particularly relating to masculinity. When I saw that the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRS) have released a discussion paper titled “Protection from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and sex and/or gender identity” I thought I had better read it. Discussion papers are important stages in policy development in Australia so, when a body as important at the AHRS write a paper on this, you can count on somebody bringing it to parliament sooner or later.
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July 6th is the feast day of St. Maria Goretti. She is the patron saint of young women.
She grew up a farm girl in rural Italy at the turn of the 19th into the 20th Century. When she was 11, a 19-year old boy living in the same house as her family started making advances on her. She kept refusing him.
Finally, after six months, the boy cornered her and forced himself on her, brandishing a knife. She didn’t give in. He then stabbed her repeatedly.
A critique of Newsweek’s poor understanding of the Bible, love and sexuality.
>This past Monday, February 6, 2011, Newsweek published an article entitled, What the Bible Really Says About Sex. Now, I realize that Newsweek is not the bastion of Biblical authority or even exegesis. That being said, I felt I should address a few concerns because it directly relates to a proper Christian anthropology or, as it pertains to us, a Theology of the Body. I am also painfully aware that this article desecrates the beauty and nobility of the Song of Songs and other biblical texts.[...]
The recent controversy over the Pope’s interview comments provides an opportunity once again to learn the Church’s true teachings on condoms, birth control and sexuality.
I loved the uproar over the excerpts from the Pope’s latest book. The secular press breathlessly and misleadingly panting that the Vatican has loosened its restrictions on condom use and birth control.
It’s as if the secular world needs the Church to cave on birth control to validate the virtual worldwide acceptance by man of something that is so blatantly against the very nature of man, i.e. the innate desire and need to reproduce ourselves. [...]
Self-mastery comes with practice of virtues and rejecting worldly temptations.
Last week, we discussed our call from Christ and the Church to practice chastity outside of the marital union.
This week, let’s go more in depth on exactly the nature of this call.
One of the most famous episodes of Seinfeld was the “The Contest” one. In it, the characters bet each other as to who could go the longest without masturbating – in being the “Master of their Domain.” The episode won an Emmy and interestingly never mentioned the word “masturbation” once (the term was deemed unsuitable for primetime).
While the episode was meant as one big joke, the “Master of Your Domain” mantra fits perfectly with what we are called to do with our sexuality. [...]
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Catholic husbands are called to a life of chastity.
Have you committed adultery? Have you ever coveted your neighbor’s wife?
I bet most of us have.
You read that right – I bet most of us have infringed upon the Sixth and Ninth Commandments.
Look at Matthew 5:27-28. “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that EVERY ONE who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” (emphasis added).
A refreshing and hopeful trend is sweeping the US as fathers prepare their daughters to embrace a pure and chaste lifestyle – contrary to the promiscuous and permissive culture the was ushered by the sexual revolution. This change is so wholesome because it cures, nay prevents many of the ills present in society today that has led to infidelities, teenage pregnancies, broken marriages and abortions.[...]
Every year, my wife takes the kids away for 2 weeks to her sister’s camp. And every year, I face the same demon named porn who tempts me to masturbation. I met “this guy” back in high-school and I almost went blind. But when I entered the seminary in college, I was able to control […]
Welcome to As For Me And My House! This series chronicles the place where “the rubber meets the road” in the Nod household. For those of you just tuning in: these are the Nods. Boys. They are like chips off of the old block. When they’re four years old, they follow Daddy everywhere, because he’s […]