Theology of the Body 2017-06-30T12:56:38+00:00

Theology of the Body

The Theology of the Body has been called “one of the boldest reconfigurations of Catholic theology in centuries,” according to the pope’s biographer, George Weigel. It addresses some of the most fundamental questions of human existence, including:

Why were we created male and female?

Where do we come from and why?

What is the meaning of life? How do we experience it?

Why is there evil in the world and how do we overcome it?

Although the original text is in difficult language, there are a number of excellent commentaries on the topic that make the brilliant insights and liberating concepts accessible to ordinary people. MRC offers a number of options for parish, community and individual study.

Relevant Church Documents

Letter to Families: here
Gaudium et Spes: here
Humanae Vitae: here
Familiaris Consortio: here
The Truth & Meaning of Human Sexuality: here
Educational Guidance in Human Love: here
Deus Caritas Est: here

Useful Links

Pope John Paul’s 129 Wednesday Audiences on the Theology of the Body: here
Theology of the Body Institute: here
Ascension Press: here
Christopher West: here
John Paul II Institutes of Marriage & Family: USA | Australia | Italy

Living In Love, with Love and Through Love

By Byron & Francine Pirola

Filmed live before an audience of couples, Living in Love, with Love and Through Love provides an overview of some key insights to the Theology of the Body with an emphasis on the relevance to married couples. The second session explores couple spirituality and spiritual practices for couples.

Available on DVD or as mp3 download