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Fr. Marco Rupnik, Detail from "Joachim and Anne"

Sex and the Mystery of Being Human

The Body: Issue Three

As the late political philosopher Augusto Del Noce said, the sexual revolution was the most revolutionary because it was “not only against civilization and values but also against the very principle of reality.” By separating the “inseparable meanings,” as Humanae vitae puts it, mother was set against child, woman against man, and finally, children against their mothers and fathers, and with them their Creator. This issue is about the inescapable reality of sex, the inseparable link between sexual love and children which always reasserts itself, even as we try to escape it.

Humanum: Issues in Family, Culture & Science
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