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Frederica Here and Now

Frederica Here and Now
The Meaning of Sex

Episode date: March 18, 2011
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Speaker 1: Welcome to the Veritas Forum. Engaging university students and faculty in discussions about life’s hardest questions and the relevance of Jesus Christ to all of life.

Frederica: I want to start off at ... it’s something that happened to me. Something I’d experienced that got me ... somebody tonight at dinner said, “Why would you fly around the country giving talks about sex?” Actually, it was something that I observed when I went to the March for Life in Washington, DC a few years ago. A lot of years, there aren’t counter protesters, but there were some…

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Overcoming Lust

Episode date: March 20, 2011
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Much of modern advertising and entertainment is directed toward building up and promoting lust. You might wonder, then, how is it possible to overcome this passion?

A brother once asked a holy father, ‘With what is a man able to overcome lust?’ The Old Man answered, ‘With spiritual remembrance. If the desire for the delights which are to come does not obliterate that of the things which are here, a man cannot conquer; for if the ship of the merchant did not arrive over and over again by means of hope, he could not endure the storms, and he would go on his way of tribulation.’


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The Overflowing Dam of Malice

Episode date: March 22, 2011
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You’ll often hear of anger being described as a wave that washes over people. St. John of Kronstadt uses a similar image when he says,

As water standing behind an earth dam, and finding an aperture, washes it wider and wider and filters through it, if we do not strengthen the dam, or strengthen it insufficiently, at last, with growing weakness on our part and with repeated efforts, the water gets through with greater and greater force, so that at last it becomes very difficult, and even impossible to stop it; so also with malice hidden in the heart of man: if we let it pierce through once, twice, and thrice, it will pour…

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Humanity’s Great Honor

Episode date: March 23, 2011
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St. Gregory Palamas tells us about the great honor that God has given to humanity:

So great was the honor and providential care which God bestowed upon man that He brought the entire sensible world into being before him and for his sake. The kingdom of heaven was prepared for him from the foundation of the world; God first took counsel concerning him, and then he was fashioned by God’s hand and according to the image of God…man’s soul He took from things super celestial or, rather, it came from God Himself when mysteriously He breathed life into man.


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The Foundation for a Happy Marriage

Episode date: March 24, 2011
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You can find countless books—and daytime television programs—dedicated to marital topics, but St. Tikhon of Zadonsk gives us the foundation for a happy marriage:

The husband and wife must lay virtue, and not passion, as the foundation of their love, that is, when the husband sees any fault in his wife, he must nudge her meekly, and the wife must submit to her husband in this. Likewise when a wife sees some fault in her husband, she must exhort him, and he is obliged to hear her. In this manner their love will be faithful and unbroken, and thereby having mutually composed their happiness, they shall take pleasure in the…

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