JULY 26, 2015
Below is the third of our 10-week series of postings in preparation for the World Meeting of Families and the visit of Pope Francis to the USA. These are drawn from the preparatory catechesis under the title of LOVE IS OUR MISSION: THE FAMILY FULLY ALIVE.
#3 - The Meaning of Human Sexuality
The tangible, earthly, corporeal world is more than inert matter or modeling clay for the human will. Creation is sacred. It has sacramental meaning. It reflects God’s glory. That includes our bodies. Our sexuality has the power to procreate, and shares in the dignity of being created in the image of God. We need to live accordingly.
Fr. Thomas Dailey, OSFS
Shakespeare and Ethics
Shakespeare and The Family
Ryan Leadership Institute L.E.A.P. retreat
Inculturation Retreat: follow-up
Updated - 03/19/2015
Inspiring Ideas ...
Pope Francis, visiting Turin, June 2015:
“Don Bosco carried out his priestly mission up to his last breath, sustained by an unwavering trust in God and in His love, by which he did great things. This relationship of trust with the Lord is also the substance of consecrated life, so that service to the Gospel and to the brothers may not be a remaining prisoners of our (own) viewpoints, of the passing realities of this world, but (rather) a continual surpassing of ourselves, anchoring ourselves in external realities and immersing ourselves in the Lord, our strength and our hope.”
"A specific priority is the need to examine the predominant values and norms of modern society and culture in a Christian perspective, and the responsibility to try to communicate to society those ethical and religious principles which give full meaning to human life."
- Pope John Paul II
Ex corde Ecclesiae #33