The Art of Catholic with Matthew Leonard
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Join internationally-known Catholic author and speaker Matthew Leonard for joyful, passionate (and often humorous) explanations of the deep truths of the faith, as well as interesting interviews with Catholic luminaries. This is the art of living. This is the Art of Catholic. MatthewSLeonard.com.
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073: Part 2 Rediscovering the Power of JPII’s Theology of the Body
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There are several questions every Christian needs to ask themselves on a regular basis.
The problem is that the world has warped most of our minds to the point that even if we answer them, we're not answering correctly.
And there are consequences. (More on the questions themselves later...)
In our last episode, Number 72, we began our rediscovery of St. John Paul II's theological time bomb known as the Theology of the Body. It's something many have forgotten, but is desperately needed by a culture in steep decline.
The Holy Father knew the human condition. He understood it deeply. And he provides not just answers, but a roadmap for recovery.
So in this the second (and final) part of our discussion on Theology of the Body, I'll lay out:
* The questions every Christian needs to ask themselves on a regular basis
* The Catholic response to the world's twisted notion of freedom
* How the sense of shame can be both good and bad
* Why we now have the "battle of the sexes"...in which we all lose
* How both prudishness and promiscuity are related to the heresy of Manicheanism...and why it matters
* John Paul II's key ingredient for overcoming humanity's use and abuse of each other
* The secret weapon that crushes lust of the flesh (which might totally surprise you)
This is another power-packed episode that will help you both understand the problem faced by our culture today, and provide a guide to recovery.
You don't want to miss it.
Of course, all of the above is just the first part of the show! I'm also joined once again by my trusty companion, the great biblical brain, Curtis Mitch. (He's the genius who writes the commentary for the best-selling Ignatius Catholic Study Bible.)
Curtis will continue to lay down some of the biblical background for the issues we're discussing from Romans 12. This guy's amazing and explains scripture beautifully.