Theology of the Body

The Tragic Comedy of Dehellenized Vocabulary

By John B. Manos / November 6, 2013 /

Or, how classical Platonists and modern neoplatonists interpret Theology of the Body topics. In his Regensberg lecture, Pope Benedict complained that we are now encountering the dehellenization of society. That one word has so much import that we could fill books speaking of the ramifications, but in my amateur capacity, I like to summarize what…

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“Ask her out” was what they said before the ToB Movement

By John B. Manos / November 5, 2013 /

I can remember the shock as I heard the answer to a question I put to Fr. John N. Felton, SJ. Fr. Felton, may God grant his soul to rest with a just repose, was a classics professor at Xavier University who used to say noon Mass at my old parish… In Latin, when he…

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Dark Night Arrives

By John B. Manos / November 4, 2013 /

Finally, today, I had a box in my mailbox — I was hoping, and it turned out to be the box for which I have been waiting. The Fall catalog of Roman Catholic Books advertised this saucy title from Dr. Alice von Hildebrand: It is precisely what it says:  a critique of the Theology of the…

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Kosher Observance is the new Catholic Dating Scene?

By John B. Manos / February 24, 2013 /

Prior to God becoming man, devout souls had only the law, given by God to Moses. It was from God, but the laws is a thing nonetheless, not a person.  Prophets got to be with God, know His person in person, but everyone else knew him from the law and what the prophets said.  To be…

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Theology of the Body in One Paragraph (Unabridged version)

By John B. Manos / October 18, 2012 /

Can Theology of the Body be expressed in one paragraph? You bet! A surprising revelation about Theology of the Body and a concise but yet fuller explanation of how to maintain chastity.

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