Episode 18

Published on:

25th May 2024

Catholicism, Theology of the Body, and Humanae Vitae | Tobin Dancy | Ep. #18

In this episode, we discuss Roman Catholicism vs. Evangelicalism, Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, Pope Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae, the call to sacrifice in the Christian life, objections to Christian sexual morality, and how Christians can build community.



00:00 – Introduction

06:50 – Maturing in the Catholic Faith

10:40 – Visiting different denominations

15:00 – Different understandings of Communion

18:45 – Emphasis on Word vs. Sacrament

20:15 – Evangelical sermons vs. Catholic homilies

27:34 – The essential parts of Catholic mass

30:00 – Returning to a Catholic church

42:08 – Favorite things about being Catholic – the Saints

46:08 – Favorite things about being Catholic – call to sacrifice

48:23 – Understanding the call to sacrifice

52:23 – Pure in Heart ministry and importance of chastity

55:28 – The Theology of the Body and Christopher West

59:03 – Appealing to younger generations with chastity

1:01:53 – Understanding Humanae Vitae

1:06:33 – Sexual ethics must be backed by Church Authority

1:09:43 – Church concerns over contraception

1:15:18 – Answering objections to contraception

1:24:34 – Shared heritage between Anglicans and Catholics

1:27:00 – Eucharistic visitation ministry

1:31:24 – Advice for Christians seeking community

1:41:00 – Conclusion

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The Rev. Nathan Stomberg

The Rev. Nathan Stomberg is the Rector and President of Holy Communion Anglican Church in East Greenwich, RI. Nathan is a loving husband to his wife, holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, works full-time as a Project Manager, is an avid distance runner, and enjoys writing about current events through the lens of a Christian worldview.