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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Catholic Carnival 118 is Up

At Postscripts from the Catholic Spitfire Grill. This week's Torchlight Post is "Virginity and the Stages of Love: Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen" by Jean Heimann at Catholic Fire. Here is a truffle quote:
Anyone who knows the real philosophy of love should not be confused at such noble loving. There are three stages of love, and few there are who ever arrive at the third stage. The first love is digestive love, the second is democratic love, and the third is sacrificial love. Digestive love enters in the person whom one loves. It assimilates in persons, as the stomach assimilates food, using them as a means of to either its own pleasure or utility. Mere physical or sex love is digestive; it flatters the other person for his possession, as the farmer fattens livestock for the market. Its proffered gifts are only "baits" used as Trojan horses to win the other person over at the moment of its devouring. Those marriages which last only a few years, and end in divorce and remarriage, are founded on a love which is purely organic and glandular... "We are no longer married, but we're still good friends."

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