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25: Four Levels of Happiness + 1

It’s no secret that I love to dance salsa. As a result, many people ask me if I have a regular salsa partner. The answer is “no.” I simply show up at the salsa venues and hope (and pray!) that the good dancers will ask me to dance. My favorite salsa partner in San Diego [...]

By |2019-05-24T09:42:56-07:00May 21st, 2019|TOB Tuesdays|Comments Off on 25: Four Levels of Happiness + 1

24: Soul vs. Spirit

I was innocently reading 2 Corinthians Chapter 3 in my prayer time when a flood of insights started invading me. In this chapter, St. Paul speaks about the dispensation of the Spirit in contrast to the dispensation of the Law. It hit me that God’s eternal plan, the one hidden from eternity and revealed in [...]

By |2019-05-17T09:49:05-07:00May 17th, 2019|TOB Tuesdays|Comments Off on 24: Soul vs. Spirit

23: Awesome Aussies and the Theology of the Body

(I apologize for the delay in posting this week’s blog. Due to severe jet lag along with needing permission from the Awesome Aussies I quote in this blog, it took longer than normal to get this blog ready for publication. Enjoy!) When it comes to the Theology of the Body (TOB), the U.S. Catholic Church [...]

By |2019-05-09T12:52:34-07:00May 9th, 2019|TOB Tuesdays|Comments Off on 23: Awesome Aussies and the Theology of the Body

22: Dr. Peter Kreeft on the Eucharist

(Note: Katrina is still having a great time in Australia so she is having Dr. Peter Kreeft pinch-hit for her. 😊 Here’s the text of a recent article of his on the Eucharist. It originally appeared in issue 5.1 of The Catechetical Review [January 2019] and has been reprinted with permission. The original may be found [...]

By |2019-04-16T13:03:16-07:00April 30th, 2019|TOB Tuesdays|Comments Off on 22: Dr. Peter Kreeft on the Eucharist

21: “The Resurrection of Your Body” – Reposted

You may remember from last week’s blog that Katrina is spending time with the Aussie church Down Under. For this week, in honor of Easter, we’re re-posting blog #12 on “The Resurrection of Your Body.” We hope your “re-reading” of this blog in light of our rich liturgical celebration during Holy Week and Easter will [...]

By |2019-04-25T12:45:35-07:00April 23rd, 2019|TOB Tuesdays|Comments Off on 21: “The Resurrection of Your Body” – Reposted

20: The Priestly Language of the Masculine Body

As you read this, I will be somewhere over the Pacific Ocean on my way to Australia to speak on the Theology of the Body. During the 14-hour flight, I’m sure the “language of my body” will be quite challenged to be generously self-giving, which reminds me of another plane flight. Twenty years ago, I [...]

By |2019-04-17T09:45:04-07:00April 16th, 2019|TOB Tuesdays|Comments Off on 20: The Priestly Language of the Masculine Body

19: Re-reading the Language of the Body

A participant in one of my classes stumped me a few weeks ago when we were studying intensely TOB Audiences 105-106 on “re-reading” the language of the body. She interrupted me, apologized, and then plaintively said, “I don’t get it – what does JPII mean by re-reading?” I floundered for a while, trying to give [...]

By |2019-04-09T13:07:46-07:00April 9th, 2019|TOB Tuesdays|Comments Off on 19: Re-reading the Language of the Body

18: The Lasting Legacy of Pope John Paul II

A few weeks ago, I mentioned three specific dates, indelibly etched in my mind. What I failed to note was a fourth date: April 2, 2005, exactly 14 years ago from today’s blog posting. On that day, cold and blustery near Cleveland, Ohio, I spoke at a Byzantine parish. We had just wrapped up the [...]

By |2019-04-02T11:32:26-07:00April 2nd, 2019|TOB Tuesdays|Comments Off on 18: The Lasting Legacy of Pope John Paul II

17: Can We Lose Our Virginity?

Last week’s exploration into the Virginal life of the Trinity may have been jarring and even mystifying for some. I agree. I never imagined my adult life would be dedicated to exploring virginity in the Trinity along with human perfection in virginity – and then trying to communicate these truths to others.What a crazy mission! [...]

By |2019-03-29T14:29:46-07:00March 26th, 2019|TOB Tuesdays|Comments Off on 17: Can We Lose Our Virginity?

16: Virginity Take 2

I rarely remember exact dates in my life, with a few of exceptions: June 16, 1992, when I attended Pope John Paul II’s private morning mass and was blessed personally by him afterwards; June 18, 1987, when a two-hour and 45-minute rapid labor gave birth to my wonderful son, Michael; and December 8, 1999, when [...]

By |2019-03-29T14:25:52-07:00March 13th, 2019|TOB Tuesdays|Comments Off on 16: Virginity Take 2