Episode 87

Catechism, Ar Ar | ACW87


August 31st, 2020

39 mins 1 sec

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About this Episode

What factors are in play when discerning openness to children in marriage? How does Theology of the Body relate to the Catechism? If God's going to be merciful anyway, why keep trying to do His will?

Ask Christopher West is a weekly podcast in which Theology of the Body Institute President Christopher West and his beloved wife Wendy share their humor and wisdom, answering questions about marriage, relationships, life, and the Catholic faith, all in light of John Paul II’s beautiful teachings on the Theology of the Body.

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Q1: Could you share thoughts or experiences about the factors in play when discerning openness to children in marriage? Things like responsibility, God's providence, different cultural expectations, etc.

Q2: I just read you teach on studying the Catechism with an emphasis on TOB. Can you tell me more about that, please?

Q3: I often get deeply dispaired and lose hope in humanity when I see all the news about pedofilia, Catholics being advocates of the LGBT movement, my brothers having premarital relations with their girlfriends, having to plead with them to watch the mass on Sundays, etc. It seems as If there are no consequences. And, anyhow, God's going to be merciful. So, why keep on trying to do God's will?

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Catechism Paragraphs 2605 and 2606

Eclipse of the Body

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