Archbishop Thomas Collins
God, Sex and the Meaning of Life
Theology of the Body
- From The Interim - by Tony Gosgnach, Assistant Editor, Mar. 13, 2007
[Archbishop] Collins said with respect to the traditional family, the church has to remain focused on the central reality that marriage is a covenant between a man and a woman, faithful in love and open to the gift of life. "It becomes, therefore, very important to appreciate how that great reality can be strengthened. I would say one very, very great way of doing that would be for people to study the teachings of Pope John Paul II in the Theology of the Body (an integrated vision of the human person - body, soul, and spirit)...I think it's very important to popularize that, where the intense writings of the Holy Father are made more accessible to everybody."...
Toronto's Cardinal, Thomas Collins stated: [John Paul II] His teachings, and especially his Theology of the Body, are a permanent gift of immense benefit to us all. I earnestly invite everyone to study prayerfully the teachings of Pope John Paul, especially the Theology of the Body. -We need very much in these days to deepen our awareness of the dignity of the human person, and Pope John Paul helps us to do that.” - Address of Archbishop Thomas Collins - 32nd Annual Archbishop's Dinner, Oct 27, 2011