Download e-book for kindle: Catholic Theology of Marriage in the Era of HIV and AIDS: by Emily Reimer-Barry

Download e-book for kindle: Catholic Theology of Marriage in the Era of HIV and AIDS: by Emily Reimer-Barry

By Emily Reimer-Barry

Marriage for Life starts by means of hearing the lived reports of Catholic, married, HIV-positive girls, as a way to higher comprehend their struggles. The 8 ladies interviewed in Chicago, Illinois, united states, shared their tales of marriage, of relatives lifestyles, of church involvement, and of dwelling with HIV. Their candid reflections supply a clean and down to earth standpoint at the demanding situations of residing with HIV in a US context. After hearing and studying from those women’s reports, Reimer-Barry constructs a theology of Christian marriage that's life-giving in an international with AIDS. whereas Catholic teachings have constructed and now verify the equivalent dignity of ladies and males, troubling legacies of women’s subordination stay embedded in liturgical practices and theological texts. Arguing that self-care is an critical element of a fit marriage, Reimer-Barry constructs a life-affirming theology of marriage that's delicate to the struggles of her collaborators. She argues that marriage for life needs to advertise the total flourishing of either companions, admire better halves as equivalent companions with their husbands, and supply a coherent and empowering sexual ethic. construction at the knowledge of her collaborators’ lived studies, Reimer-Barry examines the necessity for a extra sufficient Catholic reaction to HIV and AIDS, arguing that church groups may still advertise entire sexual schooling, confirm either abstinence and condom use for HIV prevention, and actively paintings to minimize stigmatizing behaviors inside of church groups. She additionally unpacks the results of marriage for life for Catholic liturgical perform, marriage education courses, sexual teaching programs, and kinfolk ministries. Modeling her process on what Pope Francis calls the “art of accompaniment,” Reimer-Barry argues that Catholic theology of marriage has to be renewed and up-to-date in order that all can evidently needless to say marriage is for life.

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