This week in our adult education course, “The Church in the Modern World.”I will provide an introduction to the Church’s teachings on sexuality, known as the Theology of the Body.

Honestly, I could lead an entire semester course for college students on this very important topic, but unfortunately I only arrived in February. That being said, for this week I hope to provide a little introduction or taste of what the Church has to teach on these matters.

This week will be foundational, in future weeks we will tackle some specific issues.

This week’s readings can be found here:

Theology of the Body: Reading Packet

You will note that these readings are four talks given by St. John Paul II. From 1979 to 1984, he dedicated over 130 Wednesday Audiences to the Theology of the Body. Given the limitations of our time, I’ve selected just four of the earlier talks from 1979 and 1980.

I look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday April, 20th at 7:00 P.M. at Sacred Heart in Columbia.

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