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1. PART ONE
1.1. Original Unity of Man and Woman
1.2. Blessed are the Pure of Heart
2. PART TWO
2.1. Life according to the Spirit
2.1.1. St. Paul’s Teaching on the Human Body
2.1.2. The Resurrection of the Body
2.1.3. Virginity for the Sake of the Kingdom
2.1.4. The Sacramentality of Marriage
2.1.5. Reflections on “Humanae Vitae”
Notes

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1. PART ONE

1.1. Original Unity of Man and Woman

Catechesis on the Book of Genesis  

1. 1. The Unity and Indissolubility of Marriage September 5, 1979 EWTN link Vatican link
2. 2. Analysis of the Biblical Account of Creation September 12, 1979 EWTN link Vatican link
3. 3. The Second Account of Creation: The Subjective Definition of Man September 19, 1979 EWTN link Vatican link
4. 4. The Boundary between Original Innocence and Redemption September 26, 1979 EWTN link Vatican link
5. 5. The Meaning of Man’s Original Solitude October 10, 1979 EWTN link Vatican link
6. 6. Man’s Awareness of Being a Person October 24, 1979 EWTN link Vatican link
7. 7. The Alternative between Death and Immortality Enters the Definition of Man October 31, 1979 EWTN link Vatican link
8. 8. The Original Unity of Man and Woman November 7, 1979 EWTN link Vatican link
9. 9. By the Communion of Persons Man Becomes the Image of God November 14, 1979 EWTN link Vatican link
10. 10. In the First Chapters of Genesis, Marriage Is One and Indissoluble November 21, 1979 EWTN link Vatican link
11. 11. The Meaning of Original Human Experiences December 12, 1979 EWTN link Vatican link
12. 12. The Fullness of Interpersonal Communication December 19, 1979 EWTN link Vatican link
13. 13. Creation As a Fundamental and Original Gift January 2, 1980 EWTN link Vatican link
14. 14. The Nuptial Meaning of the Body January 9, 1980 EWTN link Vatican link
15. 15. The Human Person Becomes a Gift in the Freedom of Love January 16, 1980 EWTN link Vatican link
16. 16. The Mystery of Man’s Original Innocence January 30, 1980 EWTN link Vatican link
17. 17. Man and Woman: A Gift for Each Other February 6, 1980 EWTN link Vatican link
18. 18. Original Innocence and Man’s Historical State February 13, 1980 EWTN link Vatican link
19. 19. Man Enters the World As a Subject of Truth and Love February 20, 1980 EWTN link Vatican link
20. 20. Analysis of Knowledge and of Procreation March 5, 1980 EWTN link Vatican link
21. 21. The Mystery of Woman Is Revealed in Motherhood March 12, 1980 EWTN link Vatican link
22. 22. The Knowledge-Generation Cycle and the Perspective of Death March 26, 1980 EWTN link Vatican link
23. 23. Marriage in the Integral Vision of Man April 2, 1980 EWTN link Vatican link

1.2. Blessed are the Pure of Heart

Catechesis on the Sermon on the Mount  

24. 1. Christ Appeals to Man’s Heart April 16, 1980 EWTN link
25. 2. The Ethical and Anthropological Content of the Commandment: “You Shall Not Commit Adultery” April 23, 1980 EWTN link
26. 3. Lust Is the Fruit of the Breach of the Covenant with God April 30, 1980 EWTN link
27. 4. Real Significance of Original Nakedness May 14, 1980 EWTN link
28. 5. A Fundamental Disquiet in All Human Existence May 28, 1980 EWTN link
29. 6. Relationship of Lust to Communion of Persons June 4, 1980 EWTN link
30. 7. Dominion over the Other in the Interpersonal Relation June 18, 1980 EWTN link
31. 8. Lust Limits Nuptial Meaning of the Body June 25, 1980 EWTN link
32. 9. The Heart—a Battlefield Between Love and Lust July 23, 1980 EWTN link
33. 10. Opposition in the Human Heart between the Spirit and the Body July 30, 1980 EWTN link
34. 11. Sermon on the Mount to the Men of Our Day August 6, 1980 EWTN link
35. 12. The Content of the Commandment: “You Shall Not Commit Adultery” August 13, 1980 EWTN link
36. 13. Adultery According to the Law and as Spoken by the Prophets August 20, 1980 EWTN link
37. 14. Adultery: A Breakdown of the Personal Covenant August 27, 1980 EWTN link
38. 15. Meaning of Adultery Transferred from the Body to the Heart September 3, 1980 EWTN link
39. 16. Concupiscence as a Separation From Matrimonial Significance of the Body September 10, 1980 EWTN link
40. 17. Mutual Attraction Differs from Lust September 17, 1980 EWTN link
41. 18. Depersonalizing Effect of Concupiscence September 24, 1980 EWTN link
42. 19. Establishing the Ethical Sense October 1, 1980 EWTN link
43. 20. Interpreting the Concept of Concupiscence October 8, 1980 EWTN link
44. 21. Gospel Values and Duties of the Human Heart October 15, 1980 EWTN link
45. 22. Realization of the Value of the Body According to the Plan of the Creator October 22, 1980 EWTN link
46. 23. Power of Redeeming Completes Power of Creating October 29, 1980 EWTN link
47. 24. Eros and Ethos Meet and Bear Fruit in the Human Heart November 5, 1980 EWTN link
48. 25. Spontaneity: The Mature Result of Conscience November 12, 1980 EWTN link
49. 26. Christ Calls Us to Rediscover the Living Forms of the New Man December 3, 1980 EWTN link
50. 27. Purity of Heart December 10, 1980 EWTN link

2. PART TWO

2.1. Life according to the Spirit

2.1.1. St. Paul’s Teaching on the Human Body

51. 1. Justification in Christ December 17, 1980 EWTN link
52. 2. Opposition Between the Flesh and the Spirit January 7, 1981 EWTN link
53. 3. Life in the Spirit Based on True Freedom January 14, 1981 EWTN link
54. 4. St. Paul’s Teaching on the Sanctity and Respect of the Human Body January 28, 1981 EWTN link
55. 5. St. Paul’s Description of the Body and Teaching on Purity February 4, 1981 EWTN link
56. 6. The Virtue of Purity Is the Expression and Fruit of Life According to the Spirit February 11, 1981 EWTN link
57. 7. The Pauline Doctrine of Purity as Life According to the Spirit March 18, 1981 EWTN link
58. 8. Positive Function of Purity of Heart April 1, 1981 EWTN link
59. 9. Pronouncements of Magisterium Apply Christ’s Words Today April 8, 1981 EWTN link
60. 10. The Human Body, Subject of Works of Art April 15, 1981 EWTN link
61. 11. Reflections on the Ethos of the Human Body in Works of Artistic Culture April 22, 1981 EWTN link
62. 12. Art Must Not Violate the Right to Privacy April 29, 1981 EWTN link
63. 13. Ethical Responsibilities in Art May 6, 1981 EWTN link

2.1.2. The Resurrection of the Body

64. 1. Marriage and Celibacy in the Light of the Resurrection of the Body November 11, 1981 EWTN link
65. 2. The Living God Continually Renews the Very Reality of Life November 18, 1981 EWTN link
66. 3. The Resurrection and Theological Anthropology December 2, 1981 EWTN link
67. 4. The Resurrection Perfects the Person December 9, 1981 EWTN link
68. 5. Christ’s Words on the Resurrection Complete the Revelation of the Body December 16, 1981 EWTN link
69. 6. New Threshold of Complete Truth About Man January 13, 1982 EWTN link
70. 7. Doctrine of the Resurrection according to St. Paul January 27, 1982 EWTN link
71. 8. The Risen Body Will Be Incorruptible, Glorious, Full of Dynamism, and Spiritual February 3, 1982 EWTN link
72. 9. Body’s Spiritualization Will Be Source of Its Power and Incorruptibility February 10, 1982 EWTN link

2.1.3. Virginity for the Sake of the Kingdom

73. 1. Virginity or Celibacy for the Sake of the Kingdom March 10, 1982 EWTN link
74. 2. The Vocation to Continence in This Earthly Life March 17, 1982 EWTN link
75. 3. Continence for the Sake of the Kingdom Meant to Have Spiritual Fulfillment March 24, 1982 EWTN link
76. 4. The Effective and Privileged Way of Continence March 31, 1982 EWTN link
77. 5. The Superiority of Continence Does Not Devalue Marriage April 7, 1982 EWTN link
78. 6. Marriage and Continence Complement Each Other April 14, 1982 EWTN link
79. 7. The Value of Continence Is Found in Love April 21, 1982 EWTN link
80. 8. Celibacy Is a Particular Response to the Love of the Divine Spouse April 28, 1982 EWTN link
81. 9. Celibacy for the Kingdom Affirms Marriage May 5, 1982 EWTN link
82. 10. Voluntary Continence Derives From a Counsel, Not From a Command June 23, 1982 EWTN link
83. 11. The Unmarried Person Is Anxious to Please the Lord June 30, 1982 EWTN link
84. 12. Everyone Has His Own Gift from God, Suited to His Vocation July 7, 1982 EWTN link
85. 13. The Kingdom of God, Not the World, Is Man’s Eternal Destiny July 14, 1982 EWTN link
86. 14. Mystery of the Body’s Redemption Basis of Teaching on Marriage and Voluntary Continence July 21, 1982 EWTN link

2.1.4. The Sacramentality of Marriage

87. 1. Marital Love Reflects God’s Love for His People July 28, 1982 EWTN link
88. 2. The Call to Be Imitators of God and to Walk in Love August 4, 1982 EWTN link
89. 3. Reverence for Christ the Basis of Relationship Between Spouses August 11, 1982 EWTN link
90. 4. A Deeper Understanding of the Church and Marriage August 18, 1982 EWTN link
91. 5. St Paul’s Analogy of Union of Head and Body Does Not Destroy Individuality of the Person August 25, 1982 EWTN link
92. 6. Sacredness of Human Body and Marriage September 1, 1982 EWTN link
93. 7. Christ’s Redemptive Love Has Spousal Nature September 8, 1982 EWTN link
94. 8. Moral Aspects of the Christian’s Vocation September 15, 1982 EWTN link
95. 9. The Relationship of Christ to the Church Connected With the Tradition of the Prophets September 22, 1982 EWTN link
96. 10. Analogy of Spousal Love Indicates the Radical Character of Grace September 29, 1982 EWTN link
97. 11. Marriage Is the Central Point of the Sacrament of Creation October 6, 1982 EWTN link
98. 12. Loss of Original Sacrament Restored with Redemption in Marriage-Sacrament October 13, 1982 EWTN link
99. 13. Marriage an Integral Part of New Sacramental Economy October 20, 1982 EWTN link
100. 14. Indissolubility of Sacrament of Marriage in Mystery of the Redemption of the Body October 27, 1982 EWTN link
101. 15. Christ Opened Marriage to the Saving Action of God November 24, 1982 EWTN link
102. 16. Marriage Sacrament an Effective Sign of God’s Saving Power December 1, 1982 EWTN link
103. 17. The Redemptive and Spousal Dimensions of Love December 15, 1982 EWTN link
104. 18. Language of the Body, the Substratum and Content of the Sacramental Sign of Spousal Communion January 5, 1983 EWTN link
105. 19. The Language of the Body in the Structure of Marriage January 12, 1983 EWTN link
106. 20. The Sacramental Covenant in the Dimension of Sign January 19, 1983 EWTN link
107. 21. Language of the Body Strengthens the Marriage Covenant January 26, 1983 EWTN link
108. 22. Man Called to Overcome Concupiscence February 9, 1983 EWTN link
109. 23. Return to the Subject of Human Love in the Divine Plan May 23, 1984 EWTN link
110. 24. Truth and Freedom the Foundation of True Love May 30, 1984 EWTN link
111. 25. Love Is Ever Seeking and Never Satisfied June 6, 1984 EWTN link
112. 26. Love Is Victorious in the Struggle Between Good and Evil June 27, 1984 EWTN link
113. 27. The Language of the Body: Actions and Duties Forming the Spirituality of Marriage July 4, 1984 EWTN link

2.1.5. Reflections on “Humanae Vitae”

114. 1. Morality of Marriage Act Determined by Nature of the Act and of the Subjects July 11, 1984 EWTN link
115. 2. The Norm of Humanae Vitae Arises from the Natural Law and the Revealed Order July 18, 1984 EWTN link
116. 3. Importance of Harmonizing Human Love with Respect for Life July 25, 1984 EWTN link
117. 4. Responsible Parenthood August 1, 1984 EWTN link
118. 5. Faithfulness to the Divine Plan in the Transmission of Life August 8, 1984 EWTN link
119. 6. Church’s Position on Transmission of Life August 22, 1984 EWTN link
120. 7. A Discipline That Ennobles Human Love August 29, 1984 EWTN link
121. 8. Responsible Parenthood Linked to Moral Maturity September 5, 1984 EWTN link
122. 9. Prayer, Penance and the Eucharist Are Principal Sources of Spirituality for Married Couples October 3, 1984 EWTN link
123. 10. The Power of Love Is Given to Man and Woman as a Share in God’s Love October 10, 1984 EWTN link
124. 11. Continence Protects the Dignity of the Conjugal Act October 24, 1984 EWTN link
125. 12. Continence Frees One from Inner Tension October 31, 1984 EWTN link
126. 13. Continence Deepens Personal Communion November 7, 1984 EWTN link
127. 14. Christian Spirituality of Marriage Possible Only by Living According to the Spirit November 14, 1984 EWTN link
128. 15. Respect for the Work of God November 21, 1984 EWTN link
129. 16. Conclusion to the Series on the Redemption of the Body and Sacramentality of Marriage November 28, 1984 EWTN link

 

Notes

  1. The headings are taken from John Paul II’s The Theology of the Body: Human Love in the Divine Plan (Boston: Pauline Books & Media, 1997). The chapter titles for the first 23 audiences are taken from the Vatican website. The remainder are taken from EWTN’s website.
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