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Tag: Theology of the Body

We Need the Voice of St. John Paul II

April 17, AD 2017 0 Comments
We Need the Voice of St. John Paul II

We need the voice of St. John Paul II in this day of superficiality, where we seem to care about how things look more than how they actually are, we experience the breakdown of the human person to the point of public approval of the objectification of men and women as a form of entertainment, and […]

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Living Sacrifice: An Ontological Justification of “Getting in shape” New Year’s resolutions

February 15, AD 2017 0 Comments
Living Sacrifice: An Ontological Justification of “Getting in shape” New Year’s resolutions

Here we are, one month into the New Year. (Is it still even a “New” year? Or is it just the year now?) How many of you made resolutions? You don’t have to raise your hands, but feel free to. I won’t know one way or the other. How many of those resolutions had to […]

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Theology of the Body in ‘Friends’

February 3, AD 2016 6 Comments
Theology of the Body in ‘Friends’

The classic TV sitcom, Friends, is iconic for its long run, humor, and relatable characters that made everyone feel they were part of the “gang.” Friends also pushed the envelope, dealing with themes that America was just beginning to delve into in the 1990s. Taking a supportive and liberal approach to topics such as hook […]

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Heavenly Bodies: On the Resurrection of the Flesh

July 14, AD 2015 7 Comments
Heavenly Bodies: On the Resurrection of the Flesh

The resurrection of the dead is among the central tenets of Catholicism, and indeed of any branch of “mere” Christianity which could be called “orthodox” [1]. It is the central point of the Gospels, that Christ came to die and then that he rose again from the dead; it is a point mentioned both in […]

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Catholic Canines

October 22, AD 2014 4 Comments
Catholic Canines

It’s a very long story, but suffice it to say, my husband and I are planning to bring home a dog at the end of this week. Many people have expressed interest (to put it nicely) in why we are bringing home a dog when we do not yet have and are not currently expecting […]

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"You Complete Me" and Other Lies We Tell

August 8, AD 2014 4 Comments
"You Complete Me" and Other Lies We Tell

For the first 7 years of our marriage, I tried my darndest to be the best husband on the planet. “Get over yourself, Nic” was my mantra. Whatever she asked for, whatever she needed, whatever she wanted, I would do everything within my power to provide it. I wanted to be what I should be […]

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Approaching Dignity, Skipping the Spin

April 18, AD 2014 18 Comments
Approaching Dignity, Skipping the Spin

Last weekend, I was one of the speakers at a pro-life rally in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. I’d never spoken at such an event, but, because I do believe in the inherent dignity and worth of every human life, which includes the unborn, I said yes. And after all, if there is any topic that can inform and bolster […]

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Veiled Words: Modesty in Speech and Thought

December 2, AD 2013 4 Comments
Veiled Words: Modesty in Speech and Thought

“The Victorians pretended sex did not exist; the moderns pretend nothing else exists.” Archbishop Fulton J Sheen This is my first post writing for Ignitum Today, and in honour of that I thought I would try to ignite a little debate on a nice controversial topic, sex. Seven years into marriage I’m somewhere right between […]

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Can A Woman Pursue A Man?

September 23, AD 2013 7 Comments
Can A Woman Pursue A Man?

My short answer to this question is yes: I absolutely think it’s possible for a woman to pursue a man, in a real, genuine way that neither defies who we are in our femininity nor buys into what the culture has to offer. Until I was in my 20s, my dating experience was limited, to […]

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What’s Next for Christopher West?

November 13, AD 2012 3 Comments
What’s Next for Christopher West?

It has been over a decade since I first read Christopher West’s Good News About Sex and Marriage and then made it required reading for the RCIA program I coordinated. I couldn’t help myself. If there was one area in which people seemed most confused it was the Catholic vision of sexuality and I had not seen […]

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The Allure Of the Crunchy Catholic

October 22, AD 2012 21 Comments
The Allure Of the Crunchy Catholic

Flax oil was the gateway.  When I got engaged two years ago and signed up for Natural Family Planning courses, I received a hefty box containing workbooks, charts, a thermometer, and most interestingly, the book Fertility, Cycles, and Nutrition by Marilyn Shannon.  Figuring the months leading up to my wedding and eventually, babies, were as good a […]

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Wonderfully Made

August 17, AD 2012 21 Comments
Wonderfully Made

The Catholic Church loves women! I know that statement mystifies and angers some people in our society. If you are such a person, I encourage you to read on with an open, charitable mind as I explain how I, a Catholic mother of five, have experienced firsthand the love of the Church for my feminine […]

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Sexuality and Marriage in Islam and Catholicism

June 27, AD 2012 10 Comments
Sexuality and Marriage in Islam and Catholicism

I had the privilege of meeting a Saudi Arabian who was traveling throughout Portugal a few weeks ago and it was an eye-opening experience. I spend most of my time lamenting over the cultural differences between Portugal and the US, but after learning about the Middle East I realized that Europe and North America are […]

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How did We Get Here?

February 10, AD 2012 0 Comments
How did We Get Here?

When walking in the woods, there is an amount of certainty when there is a worn path under our feet. That assurance lets us venture deeper into the wilderness with confidence we will arrive at our destination, so long as we stay on the path. At first, we follow diligently, with healthy caution to guide […]

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The Sign of Peace: AKA, Hugs for Everyone!

February 3, AD 2012 7 Comments
The Sign of Peace: AKA, Hugs for Everyone!

Yesterday generic cialis 10mg I went to Mass before going to work. It was only a weekday Mass, even if it was the feast of the Presentation, so the church was mostly empty. One of the things about this parish that I don’t particularly care for is that at the sign of peace, everyone leaves […]

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