This Thursday, the Ogilvie Centre in Glasgow will host a talk by the recently appointed Bishop of Paisley, John Keenan (pictured).
Bishop Keenan, a highly thought of and respected priest, was formerly the chaplain to the University of Glasgow and parish priest of St Patrick’s, Anderston.
The talk, on ‘Marriage and Theology of the Body’, is bound to be one of real interest with valuable thoughts and lessons for today’s society. Theology of the Body is, for me, the jewel in the Catholic Church’s crown. Starting off as a series of talks by Pope John Paul II, Theology of the Body has become renowned in Catholic circles for grasping the true meaning of love in the context of the human body. Unfortunately, the talks have not penetrated any further and the world at large remains untouched by the beauty and truth of John Paul’s teachings.
The importance, therefore, of this opportunity to immerse oneself in the splendour of Theology of the Body cannot be underestimated. At Scots Catholic we are hoping to commit a short series on Theology of the Body to our website in the coming months, to try and bear witness to this great jewel in our crown.
In the meantime, please seriously consider attending this unique opportunity to hear a Scottish Bishop talking about these crucially important matters. Marriage, much maligned and abused in our world today, must be cherished for the sacrament it really and truly is. And our sexuality must also be cherished for what it really is according to Pope John Paul’s teaching. People need to hear some good news. This is a unique opportunity to do so.
The talk, organised by the Knights of St Columba, takes place this Thursday 14th August at 7pm in the Ogilvie Centre, 25 Rose Street, Garnethill, Glasgow G3 6RE.