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“As Christopher West’s local bishop, I can attest that his work faithfully reflects the teachings of the Catholic Church.  His books, study-programs, seminars, and courses are of superb value and demonstrate his particular charism in faithfully and creatively ‘translating’ Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body for a popular audience.  He and his organization, The Cor Project, work as an officially recognized Catholic ministry within the Diocese of Harrisburg and with my full support and episcopal blessing.”

- Bishop Joseph P. McFadden (Bishop of Harrisburg Chairman, USCCB Committee on Catholic Education)

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“John Paul II’s Theology of the Body is a treasure for the Church, indeed a gift of the Holy Spirit for our time. Yet, its scholarly language needs to be ‘translated’ into more accessible categories if the average person is to benefit from it … and we believe that Christopher West … has been granted a particular charism to carry out this mission. With great skill as a presenter, with keen insight as a thinker, and with profound reverence for the mystery of human sexuality, he has been able to reach thousands in our sexually wounded culture with the Gospel of salvation in Christ.”

- Cardinal Justin Rigali & Bishop Kevin C. Rhodes

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“The light of the Gospel, which is a clear but at times painful light, can illumine human sexuality to its very depth in order to transform it and bring it to its full beauty. Here lies the great strength of Blessed John Paul II’s Theology of the Body … Christopher West … is a faithful and inspiring interpreter and communicator of this great Pope’s teaching, a teaching so urgently needed for an effective proclamation of the Gospel.”

- Christoph Cardinal Schönborn (Archbishop of Vienna General Editor, Catechism of the Catholic Church, Grand Chancellor, International Theological Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family)

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“I have come to know and respect Christopher West since our close collaboration on the new English translation of TOB in 2005.  West knows John Paul II’s TOB as few others do and he shows great theological skill in presenting, explaining, and upholding the late Pope’s teaching. He grasps its letter with remarkable completeness and is led faithfully by its spirit.”

- Michael Waldstein (Max Seckler Professor of Theology, Ave Maria University)

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“In my biography of the Pope, I wrote that the theology of the body needed explication for those who weren’t specialists in biblical studies, theology, or philosophy.  I am delighted that Christopher West has taken up that challenge.  With intellectual care, with the experience bred of long years of teaching this material in the classroom and the parish, and taking account of his own experiences as a husband and father, Christopher West has put us in his debt by making the “theology of the body” available to a wide [audience].”

- George Weigel Author of Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II Distinguished Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center)

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“Christopher West is a pioneer in reaching today’s culture with the Gospel.”

- Fr. Benedict Groeschel (Franciscan Friars of the Renewal)

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“Christopher West was one of the first to see the phenomenal possibilities of John Paul II’s Theology of the Body for helping people of our times understand the true meaning of sexuality and how that true meaning illuminates the Gospel message itself.  West’s vibrancy, his infectious enthusiasm, and his penetrating understanding of the thought of Pope John Paul II have inspired thousands to embrace and live more faithfully the Church’s teachings on life and love.”

- Dr. Janet Smith (Professor of Moral Theology and Fr. Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Issues, Sacred Heart Major Seminary)

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“Christopher West is an authentic witness to the transformative power of John Paul II’s teaching and … accurately captures the meaning of his Theology of the Body and its critical importance for the new evangelization.”

- Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete (Founding Professor of the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, Washington, D.C.)

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“No one, in my opinion, has thought more deeply about John Paul II’s mind-opening theology of the body than has Christopher West.”

- Dr. William E. May (Emeritus Michael J. McGivney Professor of Moral Theology, Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at the Catholic University of America)