God’s plan for the family

Félix López

My blog “God’s plan for the family”

I belong to the Servant Brothers of the Home of the Mother since its foundation in 1990, and have been a priest for 21 years. I am licensed in Pharmacy from the University of Madrid and hold a doctorate in Dogmatic Theology from Holy Cross University in Rome. I am committed to the lay apostolate and give retreats for youth and adults

Wednesday, 07 December 2016 18:12

Human Sexuality and God’s Grace

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Human sexuality is God’s gift to mankind as an expression of the mutuality of spousal love. Its telos, or end, is to further the couple’s love through their children. At the moment of creation, God proclaimed His plan, explaining, “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh” (Gen 2:24). If “one flesh” refers to the manner in which spouses become one entity, a unity, then the sexual dimension is clearly included. From its very beginnings, the Church proclaimed the truth about sexuality—protecting it, on the one hand, from the devaluation it experienced in the sexual excess of the pagan culture, and on the other hand, from the Manichean and Gnostic views that condemn sexuality as something purely physical, below the inherent dignity of man. The Church presented the beauty and goodness of human sexuality within the bond of marriage to both pagans and Manicheans. Properly understood, sexuality unites a couple in Christian chastity and modesty.

Friday, 11 March 2016 00:00

Purifying Eros

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In his encyclical entitled “God is Love,” Pope Benedict XVI provides a beautiful reflection about human love. The Holy Father confronts the common accusation that Christians are “killjoys” and poison what should be the most precious aspect of human life: the love between a man and a woman. 

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