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079: Clearing Up Confusion About Real Love

by Matthew Leonard
by Matthew Leonard
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There’s a lot of confusion about love these days.

That needs to change.

On this episode of the Art of Catholic, we’ll peel back some of the deeper layers of love.

In fact, we’ll get to the heart of Christian love.

My guest wears spectacles and dark socks with his tennis shoes, but can still drain 3’s in a pickup game.

His name is Dr. Michael Healy and he’s the former Academic Dean at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

He’s smart. And this is his specialty.

His “Nature of Love” course at Franciscan literally changed my life. It opened me up to deeper understanding of the reality and demands of love.

(And it helped me convince his daughter to marry me:).

Now I want to share him with you on this episode of the Art of Catholic. He’s an expert in the texts of St. John Paul II, among others, and is going to enlighten us all with some of the philosophy of love that every one of us needs to understand in order to fulfill the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

This is obviously a huge topic and there’s a lot more to say. That said, we get to a good portion of it in this very enlightening conversation. Among other things he’ll answer:

  • How should Catholics approach the topic of love?
  • Is there a difference between love of neighbor and love of God?
  • Can we have a truly disinterested love?
  • Why is love so often the occasion for sin?
  • What is the relationship between sex and love?
  • Can we call same-sex attraction love?
  • Is the religious life is an objectively higher calling than marriage?
  • What about marriage in heaven?

It’s a fascinating conversation you’re not going to want to miss.

God bless!

Matthew

P.S. I’m heading back to Italy! Join me in March 2019 for an amazing pilgrimage to Rome, Assisi, Orvieto, LaVerna, and much, much more!

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Related Episodes:

013: The Question of Hell with Dr. Michael Healy

072: Rediscovering the Power of St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body

073: Part 2 Rediscovering the Power of St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body

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3 Comments on “079: Clearing Up Confusion About Real Love

Dottie
August 26, 2018 at 11:08 pm

Hello from PTC
Thank you for coming to our Women’s Prayer breakfast!!!
Your enthusiasm and clear speech was enjoyable. I learned many essential lessons.
I would like to hear something about your wife next time, please.
If you can use we instead more instead of you, I will feel more comfortable.
Also, Growing closer to God is about how much He loves us. We realize that Great Love more and more with each stage.
Thank you again for traveling to speak to us.
Dottie Harouff
PTC GA

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Matthew Leonard
August 27, 2018 at 2:02 pm

Thanks, Dottie! I enjoyed my time with you guys in Atlanta immensely, especially because we got to dive into the Catholic spiritual life. God bless!

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Melanie Rodericks
March 25, 2019 at 6:22 pm

Thank you Matthew and Dr. Michael Healy. Your podcasts are always always inspirational. God Bless you.

I would like to send you an email about a forum that has questions on Jesus and Mary. Below is my email, if you can help.

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