I listen to him on the Relevant Radio every Thursday. His TOTB explanations are really good. I also went to hear him speak in person at a nearby church last fall, and he was terrific. He makes me want to learn more!
Fr. Tom Loya, I methim once. Our Pastor knows him personally. My brother, a priest, has for his spiritual director, Fr. Tom’s relative. Being Byzantine Catholic, I have seen Fr. Tom’s DVD Video on The Theology of the Body. You like the radio program, get the DVD. I’m sure you can get more info on Fr. Tom’s website: Annunication of the Mother of God Byzantine Catholic Church
Is it possibly because he’s a celibate priest??:shrug:
he doesn’t need to have BTDT to know what he’s talking about…anymore than a cardiologist needs to have a heart attack to know how to treat one.
I heart Fr. Loya BIG TIME. He’s awesome. Honestly, I much prefer him to Christopher West. CW is heavy in mechanics and details, which I never took issue with in my marriage. Fr. Loya is much more in depth with the spiritual aspects of the marital relationship, which I very much appreciate. He’s a treasure!!!
It’s not that he is celebate that is the problem. The thing is, everyone has a certain lack of knowledge in certain areas. The thing with Fr. Tom is, he seems deep at first. I myself was impressed with him when I knew him (back in the late 1980s and early 1990s). I just came to the conclusion that his knowledge isn’t actually as in depth as it appears.
Here’s how you can find out for yourself where his knowledge is lacking. This is something I strongly encourage you to do with not only Fr. Tom, but with anybody including myself. What you do is test what he is teaching with actual reality. Perhaps a start for you would be to find out why non-reproductive sex (i.e. homosexual sex, or heterosexual foreplay) occurs among animals.
We were fortunate to attend a retreat that Fr.Loya did on the Theology of the Body. We were so moved by his efforts, we spread the word and continue to spread the word of this amazing gift from Pope JP II as well as Fr.Loya’s way of sharing it with us.
The weekend flew by and we hungered for more. I encourage everyone to listen to Fr.Thomas Loya. He is the ultimate teacher of this wonderful gift.