Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Theology of the Body misunderstood as 'theology of the booty' by some

Blessed John Paul II teachings get top billing at life and family seminar
Pavel Reid, Catholic Family Services director, speaks on Theology of the Body at the COLF Seminar. Photo Deborah Gyapong/CCN
Recently Catholic Family Services director Pavel Reid joined several speakers at the Catholic Organization for Life and Family 3rd Seminar on the Family Mar. 22-23, in Ottawa. CCN's Deborah Gyapong was in attendance as Reid and others heralded Theology of the Body as a tool to overcome challenges Catholics face in marriage and sexuality:
According to Archdiocese of Vancouver Catholic Family Services director Pavel Reid, one way to give teenagers a visceral experience of TOB is to teach them swing dancing.

Our culture tries to downplay sex differences and modern forms of dancing involve many people together dancing alone, he said. But in swing dancing men and women have to cooperate in different ways that illustrate important principles.

Reid told the seminar, which drew 110 people from across the country including several bishops, TOB runs to hundreds of pages, but it has sometimes been mischaracterized as a theology of sex, or the “theology of the booty.”
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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