Saturday, August 13, 2011

Catechesis on Human Love

Fr. Angelo quotes an extraordinary interview with Bishop Jean Laffitte, secretary of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for the Family, saying:
There is a danger of vulgarizing here a crucial truth of our Faith that needs rather to be contemplated.   It requires a silence. Sometimes in reading Blessed John Paul II’s Catecheses, you read only half of a page and then have to stop … you cannot continue … because it provokes within you a kind of loving meditation of what God has made. You enter into the mystery. . . .
The beauty of the body reflects the presence of the spirit, which is a mystery. And yet, we still have to contend with the reality of sin. Man and woman have sinned, and in our bodies we bear the consequences of this wound in our nature. That’s why it’s unrealistic – even a kind of angelism – to imagine that we can discuss or express our sexuality in an indifferent manner. (Read entire article.)

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