85: Contraception and the Eclipse of the Body—Christopher West (video segment- full audio below)
This was a really fascinating conversation with the world’s best known expositor of the Theology of the Body by St. John Paul II. In his second appearance on The Patrick Coffin Show, Christopher West is in fine form connecting all manner of dots as we talk about the impact of dissent from Humanae Vitae, the 1968 encyclical by soon-to-be-St. Paul VI, in light of West’s new ebook, Eclipse of the Body. If you use the code ECLIPSE you can get a copy free + shipping by clicking HERE. If you enjoy Christopher’s writing and speaking, you will love this.
In this episode you will learn:
- How the “errors of Russia” in the message of Fatima have to do with the destruction of marriage and family
- The way in which the sexual revolution started with exalting the body, is now running its last lap because of debasing the body
- How the gender confusion in the world has affected the divine liturgy
- Why the transgenderism movement is an inevitable consequence of dissent from Humanae Vitae
- The deep influence of St. John Paul II in the writing and implementing of Humanae Vitae
- How profound is the connection between the small r real presence of Christ in the marital act is organically tied to the capital R of the Real Presence in the Eucharist
Resources recommended in this episode:
- Eclipse of the Body: How We Lost the Meaning of Sex, Gender, marriage & the Family (and how to get it back) by Christopher West (Free + shipping if you use the code ECLIPSE at checkout).
- Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body by St. John Paul II, translated by Michael Waldstein
- The Contraception Deception: Catholic Teaching on Birth Control by Patrick Coffin
- Sex Au Naturel by Patrick Coffin (On SALE at $8.99)
Question of the week
Do I really believe that the body, and not just the soul, is a visible reflection of God’s image and likeness? If not, why not?
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