John Rock’s Error

Malcolm Gladwell This article in The New Yorker explores the history of the Pill, while delving into John Rock – its inventor’s – deeply held religious beliefs. It leads us to ask questions about what “normal” is and the muddled world of science. From Ed. John Rock was christened in 1890 at the Church of the […]

Against Heterosexuality

Michael W. Hannon In this article, Hannon argues that the idea of sexual orientation and that the categories of “homosexual” and “heterosexual” are relics of a bygone era which cloud, rather than clarify discussions about human sexuality. He proposes that Christians should view this framework’s demise as an opportunity to establish a clearer Biblical view of sexuality. From Ed. Alasdair […]

The Vindication of Humanae Vitae

Mary Eberstadt A must-read for non-catholics. Forty-years after Humanae Vitae, Eberstadt shows the prophetic voice of this important work. From Ed. That Humanae Vitae and related Catholic teachings about sexual morality are laughingstocks in all the best places is not exactly news. Even in the benighted precincts of believers, where information from the outside world […]

Theology of the Body For Beginners

Christopher West The Catholic Church has done the heavy lifting when it comes to thinking about the body theologically. This book helps decipher some of Pope John Paul II’s influential work in this area. Should especially be required for all non-Catholics.  From Ed. Get this book.