Thursday, February 25, 2010

Artists respond to the Theology of the Body

TOB and Art conference by sculptor Dony MacManus.  
Thank you to art student and TOB blogger Shana for embedding the full set of these videos on her blog.
Here's part 1 of 5:

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Full-body scanning and the Theology Thereof

The Chicago Tribune posted my reflection on airport security scanners. Please visit the site and add your comments!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

TOB: Yiddish Style

An interesting article in the "Houses of Worship" column of the Wall Street Journal presents Orthodox Jewish perspectives on marriage. Not surprisingly, it sounds very much like the Theology of the Body (though without the Trinitarian dimension).

Saturday, February 13, 2010

TOB and Lenten Discipline

It has been in the news lately that Pope John Paul II practiced personal austerities that were once very common among the devout, but now pretty much unheard of. Father Loya took this news as an occasion to look at how the practice of asceticism, typical of Lent, is a Theology of the Body message about the goodness of the body.

We meet again mid-Lent, March 13.

Love and Responsibility

Pope John Paul's early book is the subject of an entire series of Friday night meetings in Corpus Christi, organized by Fr. Samuel Medley, S.O.L.T. Last night's presentation was broadcast from here in Chicago (Fr. Loya was the speaker), and the folks in Texas watched it on a big screen.

You can access the earlier talks, and those to come, on the program's blog:
A question also came up about same-sex attraction, something Father could not address in an adequately nuanced way in a few seconds. He recommended as a first step in a conversation on that very delicate issue: this article by Dr. Jeffrey Satinover.