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Just a reminder that with all the headlines from Hollywood and DC highlighting the sinful ways human beings can compromise the awesome gift of being made "male and female, in the Divine Image" this can be an opportunity for Catholics to come to a deeper understanding of this mystery and the moral norms that derive from it--that these norms are not arbitrary "laws" imposed on mankind, but the rational expression of respect for a mystery that is greater than we are. Help your family and neighbors understand Church teaching by taking time to study the Theology of the Body yourself (or with a group); here's a step by step video lecture series that can help enormously:
pauline.org/DiscoverTOB (free study guide at pauline.org/TOBguide)
The first half-hour session is right here:

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Christopher West develops the TOB dimensions of this image of Our Lady.
Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image
Following on last month's magnificent depiction of the Annunciation as the "Hunt of the Unicorn," here is a detail from another image of the same allegory. I cannot find any more information about this specific image, other than its consistent identificatio...

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Canadian Bishops Conference issues a short and sweet TOB teaching document: Print it! Read it! Share it!

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Pope Francis has been addressing "gender ideology" quite frequently of late. Here is a panel tackling the issues related especially to children who seem to identify with the opposite sex:

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Dr Gregory Bottaro clarifies the place and meaning of "fruitfulness" in TOB:

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Important news for anyone interested in Theology of the Body:


"It’s a strong gesture, Sequeri said, addressed to the “dissidents,” to all those who claim the John Paul institute is unnecessary.
“ 'The pope put his signature to it, saying his isn’t something that he ‘tolerates’ but that he supports and relaunches it.”
"Sequeri also said that John Paul II’s theology of the body will be part of the program at the institute, which he defined as a 'treasure'.”

https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2017/09/19/pope-francis-reboots-john-paul-ii-institute-marriage-family/

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Gentle OB-GYN goes to confession; inadvertently mentions his "discomfort" with prescribing contraceptives and doing sterilizations; priest calls him on it. Lives are changed. Great story for the anniversary of Humanae Vitae!
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