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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Catholic Sex Theologian News: Chris West Opens New Show!


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Breaking News:  West ends sabbatical with comeback performance.
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His upcoming show, titled “Fill These Hearts: God, Sex and the Universal Longing,” is a collaboration with the young folk-rock group Mike Mangione & The Union. West's teaching will also be illustrated visually through film and sand paintings. The show was initially developed for Sydney's World Youth Day in 2008, and performed earlier this year in New York City.
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The performance at Colorado Springs' Pikes Peak Center this Saturday will be West's first public appearance since his announcement of a six-month break in April. His “personal and professional” sabbatical followed a spate of critical comments from Catholic theologians and authors, such as Dr. Alice von Hildebrand and David Schindler, who claimed that West was ignoring the weakness of human nature and presenting an overly sexualized vision of Christianity.
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The show, West told the Independent, is “for everyone,” including non-Catholics and the non-religious," and it is meant  “to blow the lid off the common idea of what Christianity teaches,” although “there will inevitably be some who are offended.” 
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“You'd probably be surprised as to who (the critics) are,” West told the Independent, saying that those offended by his presentations are “usually from the religious right." - CNA
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So he just repackaged it then?  I'm so religious right.  Oh well.  After Pike's Peak - OL of Vegas! 
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Link: The Tour (Thanks Mat!)
Catholic sex theologian. ;)

10 comments:

  1. All I have to say is that if Dr. Alice von Hildebrand has concerns they need to be taken seriously by West not blown off as being from the religious right,

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  2. I used to recommend West to everyone. Now I pretend I don't even have his books. Thanks, eh.

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  4. OL of Vegas! You are so much funnier than me!

    Move over, Barry, and look out Jonesy! C-West is comin' to town!

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  5. Who said Act II?
    Here we go.....

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  6. I got to "sand paintings" and thought, "Whew, Terry's kidding. Good one!" I still can't believe this is real. Are there ANY good, young chasity speakers? Are Jason and Chrystalina Evert still sane and in active ministry?

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  7. Are Jason and Chrystalina Evert still sane and in active ministry?

    As far as I know, yes to both questions. I've seen them on EWTN still discussing chastity.

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  8. Concupiscence sells...exactly right, Ter.
    Crap on a shingle...that's all I have to say!

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  9. what are 'sand paintings?' is that like those colored sand things the tibetan monks make? what are they called? mandelas or something like that? interesting.

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  10. ...“usually from the religious right."

    I am so usually silent, but I cannot remain so at the moment. I'll share a thought that is not my own, but that I think should belong to all of us. It's from AVH

    "The Catholic is neither right nor left, he looks at temporal things in the light of eternity and he goes higher or deeper, but it is perfectly stupid to say right or left from a purely Catholic point of view."

    Amen.

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