Online Resources for the Study of

A CATHOLIC PERSPECTIVE ON HUMAN SEXUALITY

 

 

 

MAGISTERIAL CHURCH TEACHING

 

Catechism of the Catholic Church (online version) Especially sections on Matrimony par. 1601-1666;  The Family par. 2201-2233; The Sixth Commandment, par. 2231-2400; The Ninth Commandment, par. 2514-2533

 

Pope John Paul II. Evangelium Vitae (On the Value and Inviolability of Human Life)

 

Paul VI.  Humanae Vitae

 

Pope Pius XI.  Casti Connubii: On Christian Marriage

 

Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Declaration on Certain Questions Concerning Sexual Ethics

 

 

ARTICLES/TALKS ON THE PURPOSE OF HUMAN SEXUALITY

 

J. Budziszewski. "Designed for Sex: What We Lose When We Forget What Sex is For."  Touchstone.  July/Aug. 2005.

 

Peter Kreeft.  "Anthropology vs. The Sexual Revolution"   Address to the Catholic Medical Association's 79th Annual Conference. October 27-30, 2010. (Listen online: Part 1 and Part 2)

 

 Anthony Esolen.  "Chastity: The Seventh Lively Virtue"  A poetic reflection on the complementarity of man and woman, and the beauty of sexual relations within the context of marriage between and man and a woman who embrace the creative potential of their acts.

 

Fr. Mike Schmitz.  From Love, For Love, By Love: A Deeper Understanding of Contraception, Same Sex Attractions, and Authentic Love    Incorporates the broader meaning of the person, the body, friendship, love, and of sexuality into a discussion of contraception and same-sex attraction.  (CD from Lighthouse Media) 

 

Patrick Lee and Robert George. What Sex Can Be:  Self-Alienation, Illusion, or One-Flesh Unity.  American Journal of Jurisprudence 42 (1997).

 

 

 

 

BLESSED JOHN PAUL II and THE THEOLOGY OF THE BODY

 

Blessed John Paul II

 

Pope John Paul II.  Man and Woman, He Created Them: The Theology of the Body  (online version)

 

Karol, Wojtyla.  Love and Responsibility  (BOOK)

-         Love and Responsibility Foundation. John Paul II on Love and Responsibility. Online 32 page booklet that goes into considerable depth expounding on John Paul II's book.

-         Series of Articles by Dr. Edward Sri offer a summary and explanation of this book.

 

Christopher West  (on the Theology of the Body)

 

ARTICLE

-     "The Pope's Theology of the Body"  Introduces and summarizes the Theology of the Body.

 

AUDIO DOWNLOADS  - FREE ONLINE

-          "Your Call to Greatness" A vision-of-life talk for those who are new to the Theology of the Body. 

-          "Theology of the Body:  A Bold, Biblical Response to the Sexual Revolution"   Evangelical audience. The Theology of the Body is not for Catholics only.

-           Naked Without Shame  Full length series of 8 talks on The Theology of the Body.

 

DVD series

-         Your Call to Greatness (one hour DVD)

-         An Introduction to the Theology of the Body:  Discovering the Master Plan for Your Life  (8 part DVD series with study guide)  (OFW)

-         Into the Heart (16 part DVD series with study guide)

-         Freedom to Love (5 part DVD series with study guide for young adults)

 

BOOKS

-          Theology of the Body for Beginners: Revised Edition  (BOOK)

-          At the Heart of the Gospel: Reclaiming the Body for the New Evangelization  (BOOK)

-          The Good News About Sex and Marriage (BOOK)  Easy-to-read question and answer format.

 

 

Fr. Richard Hogan.  John Paul II's New Vision of Human Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Life.

 

Fr. John Riccardo's talks. – Free download

"Theology of the Body" (an 11 part series) (Session 1 notes; session not recorded)

See handouts in "Handouts" on "Fr. Riccardo's Articles and Bibliographies" page at OLGC web site

 

"Theology of the Body" (a four part series from 2004 & 2005) Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 (February 2008)

 

Dr. Edward Sri. 

Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love  (BOOK)

Video of interview with author on EWTN Bookmark.

Series of Articles by Dr. Edward Sri based on the book.  See outline with links at the bottom of the page.

DVD series of the same title.

 

 

 

WEBSITES WITH PLENTIFUL RESOURCES FOR ADDITION STUDY

-         Catholic Education Resource Center Excellent selection of the best of Catholic writers. Search relevant categories, especially "Sexuality" and "Marriage and Family Life".

-         Catholic pornography help and other resources for men desiring to maintain purity

-         Chastity.com  with Jason and Crystalina Evert.

-         Courage Apostolate for those with same-sex attractions

-         ChristopherWest.com

-         Couple to Couple League  Natural family planning.

-         Family Life Center

-         One More Soul: Fostering God's Plan for Love, Marriage and Children.

-         Sexual Common Sense with Dr. Janet Smith

-         TheologyoftheBody.net

-         Theology of the Body Institute

 

 

MARY WAGNER'S RESOURCE LISTS

         Online Resources for the Study of a Catholic Perspective on the Regulation of Birth

         Online Resources for a Catholic Perspective on Same-Sex Attractions

         Raising Pure Children: Catholic Chastity Resource List for Parents

         Online Resources for the Study of a Catholic Perspective on the Meaning of Marriage (same-sex unions)

 

 

 

A supplement to the syllabus, Fullest Access: Catholicism

Compiled by Mary Wagner.  Corrections and suggestions welcome via e-mail.

Last updated 9/7/2012