Thursday, February 02, 2006

Fr. Shanley takes on V-Day

When Fr. Shanley left CUA to go to Providence College (as their new president), I was definitely saddened... but this makes me smile:

Message Regarding Vagina Monologues

From a man who used to tease me for going to JPII, I love that he just broke out into gift of self language:

In contrast, Roman Catholic teaching sees female sexuality as ordered toward a loving giving of self to another in a union of body, mind, and soul that is ordered to the procreation of new life. The deeper complexity and mystery lies in the capacity of human sexuality, both male and female, to sacramentalize the love of God in marriage. Any depiction of female sexuality that neglects its unitive and procreative dimensions diminishes its complexity, its mystery, and its dignity. Moreover, to explore fully the dignity of woman requires not only a consideration of female sexuality, but also of the capacity of women for intellectual, artistic, moral, and spiritual activity; none of these dimensions are featured in The Vagina Monologues.

Thanks to Jamie for posting this one. (Ad Limina)

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