Testifying on Catching Foxes Podcast
Transforming the Mass Experience with the TOB Lens: Word Made Flesh
Christopher talks to Mary Harrell, Mater Dei Radio morning show host and producer (and host of the Coffee & Donuts podcast) in Portland, Ore. We chat about my new TOB-lensed Sunday Mass companion book “Word Made Flesh.”
Christopher West Interviewed by Australian Radio Host Simon Carrington for Theology of the Body On Air
Christopher spends almost an hour catching up via Skype with his colleague and TOB Institute student Simon Carrington in Sydney, Australia, to talk about the sexual crisis around the world — and how St. John Paul II has given us the antidote in the Theology of the Body.
Christopher West on The Patrick Coffin Show: We Are Hardwired for Beauty
This was a really fascinating conversation with the world’s best known expositor of the Theology of the Body by St. John Paul II. In his second appearance on The Patrick Coffin Show, Christopher West is in fine form connecting all manner of dots as we talk about the impact of dissent from Humanae Vitae, the 1968 encyclical by soon-to-be-St. Paul VI, in light of West’s new ebook, Eclipse of the Body. If you use the code ECLIPSE you can get a copy free + shipping by clicking HERE. If you enjoy Christopher’s writing and speaking, you will love this.
In this episode you will learn:
How the “errors of Russia” in the message of Fatima have to do with the destruction of marriage and family
The way in which the sexual revolution started with exalting the body, is now running its last lap because of debasing the body
How the gender confusion in the world has affected the divine liturgy
Why the transgenderism movement is an inevitable consequence of dissent from Humanae Vitae
The deep influence of St. John Paul II in the writing and implementing of Humanae Vitae
How profound is the connection between the small “r” real presence of Christ in the marital act is organically tied to the capital R of the Real Presence in the Eucharist
Humanae Vitae at 50 – Mater Dei Radio (Portland, OR)
Host Brenda Aikin talks with best-selling author and speaker Christopher West about his new book, “Eclipse of the Body, How We Lost the Meaning of Sex, Gender, Marriage, & Family (And How to Reclaim It)“. Listen here.
Twenty-five years of TOB ministry: An Interview with Christopher West by Father Tomasz Jaklewicz of Gosc Niedzielny in Krakow, Poland)
During The Cor Project’s April visit to Krakow, Poland, for a Theology of the Body presentation and audience with Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz (secretary for St. John Paul II), Christopher was interviewed by Father Tomasz Jaklewicz of Gosc Niedzielny magazine. The interview noted the 25th anniversary this year of Christopher’s Theology of the Body ministry. Topics covered include:
- How Christopher discovered the Theology of the Body (25 years ago this September).
- Understanding his mission now compared to 25 years ago.
- The fruitfulness and challenges of spreading the TOB in a culture largely hostile to the message.
- Why this teaching is called the Theology of the Body and not merely the “Theology of Love.”
- Why Christopher contrasts St. John Paul II and Hugh Hefner in their responses to the starvation diet version of Christianity that infected the globe in the 1950s and led to the “sexual revolution.”
- Advice for pastors, religion teachers and parents who may struggle with breaking down John Paul II’s scholarly language in words the common person can understand.
- How to avoid sinking into pessimism, when one considers the depressing statistics on divorce and abortion in many countries.
- Why we must never lose hope (God is working something mighty right now!).
Listen below. Click here for the transcript.
GRN Alive: Humanae Vitae 50th Anniversary and the Encyclical’s Connection to the 8th Amendment Referendum Vote in Ireland
Dave Palmer, host of Guadalupe Radio Network’s “GRN Alive” morning program, interviews Christopher on May 25, 2018, about the 8th Amendment referendum in Ireland and the connection with the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae. Listen to the segment below!
Christopher West on The Patrick Coffin Show: We Are Hardwired for Beauty
“I have interviewed Christopher West more than once, but this conversation with him is my favorite. We talked films that fairly vibrate with low-density gospel ideas, pop music lyrics that point Upward, the sad misalignment that leads to giving into the siren song of porn (he calls it “aiming too low”), and why he thinks the Sexual Revolution is on its last lap.
You’ll find this conversation bracing, and maybe challenging, if I had to guess. West pulls insights whole cloth from unexpected places. I’m grateful for his endorsement of the upcoming revised and expanded edition of my first book, Sex Au Naturel. (More about that exciting development down the road.)”
In this interview, you will learn:
- The factors that led to the Sexual Revolution and why it is collapsing under its own weight
- Examples of pop music, from Bono to Bruce Springsteen, that reflect a deep yearning for the mystery, ultimately, of the divine
- How the insights of the Theology of the Body are not merely abstract ideas but concrete ways of personal transformation
- The hidden providential timing of the founding of Playboy magazine by Hugh Hefner, and the radical approach to sex promulgated by a young Polish priest around the same time named Father Karol Wojtyla (later John Paul II).
- The phenomenon of what West calls “twisted mystics,” otherwise secular artists who tap into universal longings and point in some dim but real way to the reality of the incarnation.
Talking about the impact of the Made for More event on Faith Fit Radio
Christopher West and Mike Mangione talk with host Katherine Laguna about the genesis of their new, wildly popular event Made for More, as well as pull back the curtain on their collaboration — how they met, why they complement each other so well, and what their hopes are for those who spend an evening at this intimate and timely presentation. Made for More is a powerful evening that unveils the meaning of human destiny, love and sexuality. Learn more about bringing it to your parish here.
Christopher West on the Eric Metaxas Show (Pts. 1 & 2)
Christopher joined Eric Metaxas, popular Christian radio host and best-selling author (“Bonhoeffer”), on March 15 and 19, 2018, to talk about the Theology of the Body and analyze the sexual chaos in today’s culture through the TOB lens. Listen below!
God, Sex & You with Dustin Daniels Radio Show/Podcast
Christopher returns to the Dustin Daniels Show, a Christian radio show and podcast which hosts top professionals specializing in God’s design for marriage and healthy sexuality.
Part One: Why Waiting Is the Hardest Part
On this episode of God, Sex and You, they discuss: 1) The gap of what were called to be and where we are. 2) How God works in reality. 3) Taking an honest inventory of my life.
Part Two: The Unlovable Lie
On this episode of God, Sex and You, they discuss: 1) How to accept grace. 2) Seeing vs. becoming one who sees.
Part Three: Addicted to Love
On this episode of God, Sex and You, they discuss: 1) Defining love vs describing love. 2) The difference between love and lust. 3) How the movie Toy Story 3 has profound truths that are not to be toyed with.
Part Four: Why Your Story Is Your Glory
On this episode of God, Sex and You, they discuss: 1) Love respects the freedom of others. 2) How do we respect someone’s freedom wrongly? 3) Being educated in the proper use of freedom.
Part Five: The Miracle of Grace
On this episode of God, Sex and You, they discuss: 1) Why real love — true love — God’s love draws us close and yet makes us uncomfortable. 2) The profound realization that we cause others pain because we’re in pain. 3) Being able to say hard things when your eyes are full of mercy.
Part Six: The Beautiful Reality of Fidelity
On this episode of God, Sex and You, they discuss: 1) Why marriage is a foreshadowing of something so much bigger than ourselves. 2) Why marriage is a spiritual mystery.
Catholic Campus Ministers Association (CCMA) Podcast
Trying to be an effective Catholic campus minister at colleges (both faith-based and secular) can seem like David fighting Goliath. It’s bloody spiritual warfare on campuses. But campus minsters have the stone, Jesus, and the sling in the Theology of the Body. Christopher talks with CCMA executive director Mike St. Pierre about the sexual confusion that exists on many campuses and how campus ministers are best set up to respond to this confusion in a truly healing, Catholic way.
The Shepherd’s Voice: Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumann interviews Christopher West
In December 2017, Archbishop Joseph Naumann of the Archdiocese of Kansas City, KS, interviewed Christopher West about the Made for More event coming to Topeka, KS, on Feb. 2, 2018. They talk about just how we are made for more and about Christopher’s mission to spread the good news of the Theology of the Body around the world.
The Shepherd’s Voice: Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumann interviews Mike Mangione
In January 2017, Archbishop Joseph Naumann of the Archdiocese of Kansas City, KS, interviewed Cor Project’s Mike Mangione about the Made for More event held in Topeka, KS, on Feb. 2, 2018. Mike shares some of his background as an internationally touring blues-Americana-folk musician; talks about the genesis of this new global event that he is leading with Christopher West; reflects on the conversation artists want to enter in their work; and the yearning for truth, beauty, desire and “the ache” that artists search for. It’s a funny, engaging half hour that artists particularly will love.
The Kyle Heimann Show: Man Fully Alive
Christopher West, one of the speakers at the upcoming Rekindle The Fire men’s conference Feb. 24 in Fort Wayne, Ind., chats with host Kyle Heimann about what it means to be fully alive. Interview starts about the 17:00 mark. Listen below:
Ascension Roundtable: Talking Marriage Prep and A Joy-Filled Marriage
We need to get marriage preparation right—the stakes are just too high not to. In this episode, which aired Nov. 28, 2017, Theology of the Body expert Christopher West explains some of the biggest challenges we face when it comes to preparing engaged couples for a joy-filled marriage. He then gives three pieces of advice to help you do a better job walking with couples during their time of marriage prep.
Christopher returns to Guadalupe Radio Network and chats with host Dave Palmer on his national morning show about his Oct. 31 article on Theology of the Body and the Protestant Reformation. Christopher and Dave also talks about Christopher’s new book, “Love Is Patient But I’m Not”, what’s at the heart of the sexual crises being exposed in the entertainment world (watch his short film “Cry of the Heart”), and Christopher’s assessment of the growing Theology of the Body movement.
Spirit Radio Ireland: Christopher’s Speaking Tour of Ireland
Christopher talks to Steve Johnson of Spirit Radio Ireland in advance of his speaking tour of Ireland in early July 2017. They talk about Christopher’s introduction to the Theology of the Body, the deep connection between music and desire, and what attendees can expect at Christopher’s presentations. Listen below (or click here).
The Irish Catholic: Rocket Man
Greg Daly of The Irish Catholic, the national Catholic newspaper of Ireland, did a fantastic interview with Christopher in advance of his speaking tour/pilgrimage of the country July 5-14. Read here.
Interviews from Christopher’s tour of Hungary and Germany (in Hungarian and English)
If you read Hungarian, you’ll enjoy these two articles that came out of Christopher and the Cor Team’s visit to Hungary and Germany in May. There is also a video interview in English.
Article One: Author István Gégény writes about learning the Theology of the Body as the father of two children.
Article Three: A Q&A (in Hungarian) with Péter Heltai of the blog 777.
Seize the Day w/ Gus Lloyd: How to watch movies with the TOB lens
Why do we love movies? How can we become more aware of the filmmakers’ intentions? Gus Lloyd of The Catholic Channel on Sirius XM chats with Christopher about his popular eBook “Theology of the Body at the Movies. Listen here.
Denver Catholic Q&A
In advance of a Holy Week talk in Aspen, Christopher West is interviewed by Aaron Lambert about “The Passion, Death and Resurrection Like You’ve Never Heard Before.” Read here.
Our Sunday Visitor: Christopher West Goes to the Movies
Christopher West is interviewed by Michelle Martin about his eBook Theology of the Body at the Movies. At the core of the discussion is the challenge of how to properly discern what to watch (and let your children watch), with tips from Christopher on how he handles it. Read here.
Son Rise Morning Show: Christopher West Goes to the Movies
Christopher West spends 7 minutes with co-host Jacob Popcak to talk about how to see truth, beauty and the sacred in modern cinema. The interview came on the heels of Christopher’s release of the eBook Theology of the Body at the Movies. Listen below!
The Circuit (Benedictine College): World-renowned Theology of the Body speaker to visit campus
Ellen Peterson of The Circuit student newspaper at Benedictine College (Atchison, Kan.) interviews Christopher West as part of her advance story on his visit to their campus on March 2, 2017. Among the topics discussed are the campus hot topics of sex, gender and Jesus. Read here.
The Catholic Sun (Phoenix): Renowned Theology of the Body expert to speak at ‘JP2 Celebration’
Christopher West talks to The Catholic Sun editor Tony Gutierrez about his upcoming keynote address for the John Paul II Resource Center in Phoenix. Among the topics discussed are the central role contraception plays in today’s sexual confusion, the lie of the “body bad-spirit good” mindset so prevalent in the world today, and one thing he admires about Pope Francis. Read here.
The Catholic Conversation (Phoenix): Why Is the Body Under Such Violent Attack In Our World Today?
Christopher West has an engaging hour-long interview (Jan. 10) with Steve and Becky Greene, hosts of The Catholic Conversation in the Diocese of Phoenix, Ariz. In addition to a quick overview of John Paul II’s Theology of the Body teachings, they talk about the cultural ills that reduce the body to a “thing” and how the TOB provides the cure. Listen here.
The Catholic Leader (Brisbane, Australia): ‘Jesus showed up’ in Toowoomba crash survivor at Brisbane fundraiser
A powerful moment is captured during Christopher West’s keynote address at the Real Talk Fundraising Dinner in Brisbane, Australia on Oct. 24. Read Emilie Ng’s touching story here.
The Catholic Weekly (Archdiocese of Sydney): Putting the Love Back In Sex
Christopher West is interviewed by Catholic Weekly writer Natasha Marsh in advance of his Australia tour in late October 2016. He offers an assessment of today’s popular culture, the struggle to learn how to love, ways to encourage others to live chastely, the connection between the TOB and Our Lady of Fatima (the apparition is celebrating 100 years in 2017) and if his two decades of teaching the TOB have come at a personal cost. Read the article here.
Kyle Heimann Show: God, the Meaning of Life and Gender
On Aug. 10, 2016, Christopher shares with the audience of the Kyle Heimann Show the glorious teachings of the Theology of the Body, as well as the latest news of The Cor Project. Among the themes touched upon were God, the meaning of life and today’s explosive debate on “gender identity.”
Mike Allen Show: Summer and Nature’s Theology Lesson
Do you realize what is happening in nature every time you take a breath? Christopher returned to the Mike Allen Show on Aug. 11, 2016, to dive deeper into his blog post “It’s Summertime – Get Out Into Nature for a Theology Lesson!”
GRN Alive: Rene Descartes, the “Bathroom Wars” and Pope Benedict’s prophetic words
Guadalupe Radio Network host Dave Palmer interviews Christopher for his national GRN Alive program on May 27, 2016, about Christopher’s recent blog posts on the disconnect in human sexuality going on the culture today. They discuss “I Think, Therefore I Am Whatever I Think I Am: From Rene Descartes’ Dictum to Obama’s Bathroom Policy” and “The Future Pope Benedict XVI Foresaw Today’s Eclipse of the Sexual Difference in 1984 Interview.” Christopher also shares more about his Guadalupe/TOB pilgrimage to Mexico City this December. Listen to the segment here!
Mike Allen Show: Prince, “Holy Lust” and the Integration of Sexuality and Spirituality
Christopher has a lengthy segment on the Mike Allen Show discussing his blog post “Prince Believed Sexuality and Spirituality Go Together – So Do Pope Francis and the Catholic Church.” Prince’s death offers the opportunity for a touchpoint between the Theology of the Body and pop culture. In as much as “the artist formerly alive as Prince” may have been striving in his own limited and confused way for this ecstasy that rises to God, he was, to be sure, on to something. Christopher also connects the distorted longing of “twisted mystic” artists and Pentecost.
Interview is 23 minutes (starts at 12:00 mark).
Sault Star: Talking God & Sex
Brian Kelly of the Sault Star in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, interviews Christopher in advance of his April 10 God, Sex & the Meaning of Life. Christopher shares how the “starvation diet” he lived in his teen and early college years led to some dark times, but following his hunger for God eventually led to a life-transforming discovery of the Theology of the Body and nourishment of the deepest desires of his heart. Read the interview here.
Teresa Tomeo – Catholic Connection: Living Life in “3D”
Christopher West was on Teresa Tomeo’s Catholic Connection show on Ave Maria Radio April 1 to discuss the April 9 Cor Seminar in Ann Arbor, MI. In addition to discussing what it’s like to live in “3D” (Desire, Design, Destiny), he and Teresa also engage in a lively discussion on big issues around gender today. Listen here to the interview, which starts at the 38:00 mark.
Mike Allen Show: Looking at Holy Week Through the Lens of the Theology of the Body
Christopher returns to the Mike Allen Show to reflect on Holy Week through the lens of the Theology of the Body, the upcoming TOB/OLG webinar and my recent blog post on TOB for older couples and more. Listen to Christopher’s segment here.
Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl Stations of the Cross (Ninth Station)
During the World Meeting of Families, CRS Rice Bowl approached me about contributing to the narration for a Stations of the Cross project. I narrated Station IX: Jesus Falls the Third Time (watch below). The full Stations, which includes narration by Bishop Robert Barron, Dr. Carolyn Woo, Cardinal O’Malley and many more, can also be found at http://www.crsricebowl.org/stations-of-the-cross.
The Criterion – Archdiocese of Indianapolis interview with Christopher West in advance of E6 Catholic Men’s Conference
In advance of the E6 Catholic Men’s Conference on March 5 near Indianapolis, the archdiocesan publication interviewed Christopher as part of their advance story. Among the topics discussed: cultural attempts to redefine masculinity, how Lent can help men find the truth about their masculinity, and why the Theology of the Body is “rock-your-world kind of stuff.” Published Feb. 19, 2016. Read the article here!
FAITH magazine: Extensive Q&A with Christopher West
In advance of the Cor Seminar taking place April 9, 2016, in Ann Arbor, Mich., FAITH magazine in the Diocese of Lansing interviewed Christopher about various topics, including: What is the Theology of the Body (TOB); same-sex attraction and gender issues; the intimate connection between the Year of Mercy and the TOB; parenting with the TOB lens; his World Meeting of Families experience; the future of TOB outreach; his family life and hobbies; and much more. This interview is a much-extended version of what appears in the print edition. Read the full Q&A here!
What Is Lent? Video Series – Catholic Relief Services
Christopher West talks about the purpose of Lent as part of Catholic Relief Service’s video series, “What Is Lent?” “There are 40 days of Lent, but 50 days of Easter. Always keep that in mind,” he says. “The celebration of Easter is all the more joyful if we embrace the fast of Lent. Lent is fasting to prepare us for the feast.” Released in February 2015.
Connecting the Brave Heart to the Sacred Heart: An Interview with Matt Swaim
In anticipation of his talk at the E6 Catholic Men’s Conference in March, Christopher West spent a few minutes with Son Rise Morning Show host Matt Swaim to discuss how the desire of men to have a brave heart is intimately connected to the Sacred Heart. Listen to the segment here!
Our Bodies Proclaim the Gospel London recap video
Core Issues Trust, Anglican Mainstream, The Office for Marriage and Family Life of the Diocese of Westminster together with Christian Concern hosted the “Our Bodies Proclaim the Gospel” Conference in Central London Jan. 14-16, 2016. Thank you to Mike Davidson of Core Issues Trust for sharing this nine-minute highlight video of the event.
Voice & Vessel Podcast: Interview with Jason Clark
Radio host Staci Gulino interviews Cor Project executive vice president Jason Clark about the origins of The Cor Project, its global outreach and his own journey with St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. If you’ve been to a Cor Project event, you’ve probably met Jason and will enjoy getting to know him better. If you haven’t, you definitely need to listen to this engaging interview. Posted January 2016. Listen to the interview here!
Interview with Catholic News Service’s Simon Caldwell
Christopher West is interviewed by Catholic News Service UK correspondent Simon Caldwell about the growth of St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body — particularly across denominational lines — as well as how the TOB clears up the gender confusion spreading rampant through popular culture. The story posted on CNS’ international news wire on Jan. 19, 2016. Read the article here.
Premier: Our Bodies Proclaim the Gospel preview
Premier reporter Hannah Tooley interviews Christopher West and Dr. Mike Davidson of Core Issues Trust in advance of Christopher’s Our Bodies Proclaim the Gospel event being held in London Jan. 14-16, 2016. Read the article here.
Mike Allen Show: Interview on The Danish Girl
Mike Allen interviews Christopher West about his two recent blog posts (here and here) on something Academy Award-winning actor Eddie Redmayne said in a trailer for his latest film The Danish Girl — about one of the first attempts at gender reassignment surgery. Christopher notes that Redmayne’s passionate defense of the film includes the embrace of an ancient heresy related to the body. Find out which one by listening here! Aired Jan. 7, 2016.
REGINA MAGAZINE interview with Christopher West
In advance of leading an Our Bodies Proclaim the Gospel Theology of the Body conference for Christians in London in January 2016, Christopher does a Q&A interview with UK-based REGINA MAGAZINE. REGINA MAGAZINE “draws together extraordinary Catholic writers, photographers, videographers and artists with a vibrant faith. We’re interested in everything under the Catholic sun — from work and family to religious and eternal life.” Read it here!
Wake Up! Interview with Jason Clark
Johnny Hebert, Gaby Chauvin and Jeff Blackwell of the Wake Up! morning show on Catholic Community Radio in Baton Rouge, LA, chat with Cor Project executive vice president Jason Clark about the genesis and mission of The Cor Project, the latest Cor Project news and the Cor Seminar-Live! event taking place Dec. 5 in Bay St. Louis, MS. Aired Nov. 17, 2015. 10-minute interview. Listen to it here!
Mike Allen Show: Interview on Ecumenism & TOB
Mike Allen from Lexington, KY, interviews Christopher on why St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body offers great promise for Christian unity. Aired Nov. 4, 2015. Listen to it here!
WMOF Interview with Lancaster News
Heather Stauffer interviews Christopher West about his participation in the World Meeting of Families, as well as about his book Pope Francis To Go: Bite-Sized Morsels from The Joy of the Gospel. Read it here!
NetTV: World Meeting of Families interview
NetTV’s Katie Breidenbach interviews Christopher West live at the World Meeting of Families on “Theology of the Body: To Infinity and Beyond” on Sept. 22 in Philadelphia.
An Engaging Faith podcast interview
Elizabeth Reardon interviewed Christopher West on The Good News About Sex & Marriage for her An Engaging Faith podcast on Sept. 15, 2015. Listen to it here!
The Faithful Traveler radio show interview
Diana Von Glahn, host of EWTN’s The Faithful Traveler TV show, interviewed Christopher West for her radio show about the incredible Footsteps of St. John Paul II pilgrimage to Poland he led in August 2015. Listen to it here!
Our Sunday Visitor: Living in “3D” – Desire, Design & Destiny
Christopher West wrote a special commentary for Our Sunday Visitor about how we can follow God’s plan for human sexuality using three easy words. And how, if we indulge in our selfishness, we’ll miss the mark. Published Jan. 4, 2015. Read it here!
Bishop Sheridan Presents Radio interview with Christopher West (2012)
Christopher West returns again to the Bishop Sheridan Presents radio show in Colorado Springs. in this hour-long interview, Christopher and Bishop Michael Sheridan touch on Christopher’s book At the Heart of the Gospel and dig deeper into the prophetic series of addresses by Pope John Paul II now known as the Theology of the Body. Aired March 3, 2012. Listen to it here!
99.5 The Fish interview
Christopher was interviewed by Cleveland’s Fish Mornings team of Brooke Taylor and Len Howser in advance of his presentation at Walsh University in 2012. They talk At the Heart of the Gospel and why the Theology of the Body is the antidote to an oversexualized culture. Listen to it here!
Bishop Sheridan Presents Radio interview with Christopher West and Mike Mangione (2010)
Guest host Bill Howard, editor of The Colorado Catholic Herald, fills in for Bishop Sheridan and holds a fun, hourlong interview with Christopher West and Mike Mangione backstage at the Pikes Peak Center a couple of hours before a Fill These Hearts event in Colorado Springs in 2010. Christopher and Mike share some back and forth discussion about the intersections of the theology of the body, art, pop culture and the “way of beauty.” Mike also plays two live acoustic songs (“Fields of Evermore” and “Woman in Gown”). Aired Sept. 18, 2010. Listen to this classic interview here!
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