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Telling Lies with Our Bodies: What the Pope Thinks About Sex
Catholic Culture ^ | unstated | Archbishop J. Michael Miller, C.S.B.

Posted on 10/27/2013 12:32:19 PM PDT by RCB-Catholic

In a society characterized by a sexual revolution, it should not be surprising that the Catholic Church has something to say. The Bible itself lays the groundwork for how we are to live our sexuality. God created us male and female and ordered us to be fruitful and multiply. But, until recently, what it means to be a man or a woman has not been well explored in theology. No pope has spoken on sexuality with such frequency, bluntness, and originality as John Paul II.

From 1979 to 1984, the Holy Father directed his Wednesday discourses to the theme of human sexuality. Since then he has dedicated innumerable public talks and writings to this topic. His teaching on sex has promoted a quiet revolution, which has slowly begun to make an impact. Although the Holy Father teaches no "new" doctrines on sex, passing on to us "what was from the beginning" (1 John 1:1), his explanations are innovative. The pope brings us face to face with God's plan for our sexuality as revealed in the Bible and proclaimed by the Church.

One of the longest-lasting contributions of John Paul II's pontificate will probably be a vision of human sexuality resting on his theology of the body.

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"The book of Genesis introduces a theology of the body. Our human and sexual dignity are rooted in our having been created in God's image and likeness (Genesis 1:27). From the experience of our first parents in paradise, we discover our identity as male and female. In His "very good" creation God gave us more than one language to speak. Besides the gift of speech, He gave us our body. This body expresses itself through actions, which are themselves a language. Just as our verbal speech reveals who we are, so also does our body language."
1 posted on 10/27/2013 12:32:19 PM PDT by RCB-Catholic
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To: RCB-Catholic

Sorry, but I’m not going to take sex advice from a 76 year-old man that’s never had an orgasm.


2 posted on 10/27/2013 12:44:21 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (I don't always talk to Obama voters, but when I do I ask for Large Fries.)
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To: RCB-Catholic
The pope brings us face to face with God's plan for our sexuality as revealed in the Bible and proclaimed by the Church.

The pope? The Bible brings us face-to-face with God's plan for our sexuality as revealed in the Bible and occasionally taught correctly in churches that follow the Bible. Quit tooting your own horn.

3 posted on 10/27/2013 12:48:59 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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4 posted on 10/27/2013 12:49:58 PM PDT by narses (... unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you.)
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Sorry, but I’m not going to take sex advice from a 76 year-old man that’s never had an orgasm.

Um, aw skip it. Watch the movie "The Crime of Father Amaro. VERY accurate as to what goes on in the priesthood.

5 posted on 10/27/2013 12:50:19 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Veggie Todd

How about the guy who created sex?


6 posted on 10/27/2013 12:57:08 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
I just looked up said film -- it is a fictional movie based on a novel published nearly 150 years ago.

Whoever told you that its a "VERY accurate" source was fibbing.

Sorry to break it to you.

7 posted on 10/27/2013 1:07:07 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Yeah, people should draw judgments upon entire groups of people based on anecdotal fiction. Do you know the meaning of the term "stereotype"?

And they tell us there's no anti-Catholic bigotry on FR. LOL ...

8 posted on 10/27/2013 1:14:54 PM PDT by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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To: Veggie Todd

I guess you’re not going to take medical advice from a 76 year old cardiologist who never had a heart attack?


9 posted on 10/27/2013 4:20:56 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (La trahison des clercs.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
"Quit tooting your own horn."

I'm laughing. Every since thread, every single post on Free Republic is for people to toot their own hon. That's what an "internet forum" is all about.

10 posted on 10/27/2013 4:23:40 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (La trahison des clercs.)
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To: Veggie Todd

I don’t think that’s the issue. This is about morality and God’s wish for our happiness, not about sexual technique. If you’re interested in strictly physical functions, there are likely many secular sources that you might consult.


11 posted on 10/27/2013 4:26:53 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Veggie Todd

A lot of priests were human before they became priests, if you know what I mean. Most of them have a very good idea of what they’re renouncing. Anyway, the Theology of the Body is not about technique but about pub relationship with God.


12 posted on 10/27/2013 5:26:16 PM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Free Republic is for people to toot their own hon.

Okay, I'll do just that. I'll too my own hon.

13 posted on 10/27/2013 6:16:01 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

. . . . . . . .My own honey, too.

14 posted on 10/27/2013 6:37:39 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Point of Information)
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To: Veggie Todd
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Sorry, but I’m not going to take sex advice from a 76 year-old man that’s never had an orgasm.

I would doubt that but how do you know???

15 posted on 10/27/2013 6:58:21 PM PDT by Iscool
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To: Iscool

How do I know what?


16 posted on 10/27/2013 11:33:37 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (I don't always talk to Obama voters, but when I do I ask for Large Fries.)
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To: RCB-Catholic

But, until recently, what it means to be a man or a woman has not been well explored in theology.


Up until not too many years ago that question would not have even came up except for the people who reads some ones theology.

If every one would just read the Bible and throw away every thing that some one calls theology I most likely would not find any need for this comment.

Nature itself taught me that I am a man, when I saw that women were much different than me I knew they were not men and was really pleased.


17 posted on 10/28/2013 4:04:21 PM PDT by ravenwolf
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