The reigning ideology tells us that the unkempt contours of female fertility must be scoured away by a masculine, mechanizing ideology in order to fit into the smooth cogs of the sexual revolution. But is the only paradigm that applies to female fertility one of technological “control”?Read More
theology of the body
The contraceptive mindset cannot avoid scapegoating women’s bodies as the cause of both personal and societal problems. By contrast, the Church, with critical and prophetic clarity, points out that it is selfish desire, not the female body, that is the source of our problems.Read More
The modern age has furthered the interior fracture women sense between themselves and their bodies. Against this fracture, we can insist that body’s materiality serves a purpose: the body expresses the person. The weight of the body expresses a truth that we might like to forget, namely, that we are made for love and fruitfulness. Because we are in the image of God, this truth about ourselves is a pale echo of who God is: “he first loved us” (I John 4:19).Read More
Named "Best of The Public Discourse, 2017"Read More
Contraception and Catholicism: What the Church Teaches and Why presents a simple yet profound explanation of Catholic teaching on contraception. Through an exploration of the meaning of sex and the effects of contraception on the culture, Contraception and Catholicism helps both undecided as well as convinced readers to understand the reasonableness of Church teaching.
See my chapter on contraception in this terrific resource.
"This book takes on both the thorniest dilemmas and the best kept secrets of the Catholic Church's teachings concerning women, with thoroughness, intelligence, and honesty."
Helen Alvaré, J.D., Associate Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law