Jp2 centre resources theology of the body

John Paul II’s seminal work on the bodily dimension of human personhood, sexuality, marriage, and celibacy. First written while he was Archbishop of Kraków, then later revised and delivered as a series of catecheses after he became pope, this work was called “theology of the body” by John Paul II himself.

Jp2 centre resources love and responsibility

Drawing from his own pastoral experience as a priest and bishop before he became Pope John Paul II, Karol Wojtyla has produced a remarkably eloquent and resourceful defense of Catholic tradition in the sphere of family life and sexual morality.

Jp2 centre resources crossing the threshold of hope

John Paul II goes to the heart of his personal beliefs and speaks with passion about the existence of God; about the dignity of man; about pain, suffering and evil; about eternal life and the meaning of salvation; about hope; and about the relationship of Christianity to other faiths and that of Catholicism to other branches of the Christian faith.

Jp2 centre resources Saint John Paul the Great

Discover the five greatest loves of Saint John Paul II, through remarkable unpublished stories about him from bishops, priests who organized his papal pilgrimages, his students in Poland, Swiss Guards, and others.

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With unprecedented cooperation from John Paul II and the people who knew and worked with him throughout his life, George Weigel offers a groundbreaking portrait of the Pope as a man, a thinker, and a leader whose religious convictions defined a new approach to world politics — and changed the course of history.

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If Saint John Paul II’s Theology of the Body is a “theological timebomb set to go off” (George Weigel), this book lights the fuse. With clarity and precision Christopher West unpacks the Pope’s talks and translates them into a much more accessible language.

Jp2 centre resources ToB for Beginners

Broken families, abortion, AIDS, Internet pornography, sexual abuse scandals, homosexual marriage, our Church and our world are in the midst of a profound sexual crisis. Is there a way out?

Jp2 centre resources heart of the gospel

With his illuminating Theology of the Body, Pope John Paul II challenged the modern world not to stop at the surface, but to enter the depth of the “great mystery” that the body and sex reveal: a mystery that lies at the heart of the Gospel itself.

Jp2 centre resources The Love that satisfies

In The Love That Satisfies, Christopher West draws from Pope Benedict XVI’s letter a series of insightful and inspiring reflections on the nature of eros, agape, and the relationship between the two.

Jp2 centre resources Heavens song

Heaven’s Song is a journey through the “”hidden” talks of Saint John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. These undelivered addresses, recently discovered in the Vatican archives, contain Saint John Paul II’s unedited reflections on the love poetry of the Song of Songs and the Old Testament marriage of Tobias and Sarah.

Jp2 centre resources Good news

In this easy-to-read, question-and-answer book, well-known theologian Christopher West offers a fresh, relevant, and convincing presentation of the Church’s teachings on human sexuality and marriage rooted in Saint John Paul II’s revolutionary Theology of the Body.

Weaving life-altering lessons together from classical and contemporary art, pop music, movies, and the Christian mystical tradition, popular theologian Christopher West explores the ancient but largely forgotten idea that the restless, erotic yearnings we feel in both our bodies and our spirits reveal the cry of our hearts for God.