“God is not solitude but perfect communion. For this reason, the human person, the image of God, realizes himself or herself in love, which is a sincere gift of self.” ~ Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI has urged us to work to evangelize our culture and our world. The following presentations are available to you. Each talk lasts approximately 90 minutes but can be altered to fit your time limitations. For information about cost or if you would like to schedule a presentation, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theology of the Body
The central themes of John Paul II’s Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body are very broadly touched upon and explained, including the complimentarity of the sexes, the person as gift, and the concept of pure, self-donating love as a reflection of the love God has for each of us and as our central vocation as human beings. This presentation is geared towards adults but can be adapted for a younger audience.
In this presentation, Katie offers an explanation for the Catholic Church’s teachings on respect for human life as well as a reflection on the source of human dignity and the profundity of God’s love for each and every human person. This presentation briefly goes into the technical details of a few popular issues, such as contraception, abortion, “emergency contraception,” stem cell research, and euthanasia to define some of the basic principles of ethics that can be applied to other issues that arise. This presentation is generally geared towards older teens and adults.
In this presentation, Katie offers an explanation for the Catholic Church’s teachings on respect for human life as well as a reflection on the source of human dignity and the profundity of God’s love for each and every human person. This presentation more broadly covers a basic respect for human life and is focused very specifically on the issue of abortion – its causes, effects, and the importance of building a culture of life. It is geared towards teens but can be adapted for an older audience.
Katie takes a direct and positive approach to explain the gift of human sexuality as a mystery through which God communicates his love. This presentation focuses on the importance of prayer and a strong relationship with God, as well as self control, modesty, purity of mind, and the dangers of pornography. Our goal is to help teenagers today build a strong relationship with God that can serve as a foundation for their relationships with others and to build up marriage and vocations to religious life. This presentation is geared towards teens.
Natural Family Planning
Natural Family Planning is a beautiful opportunity for couples to discover the depths of their love for one another as well as the immense generosity of God’s love for each of us. Katie offers a presentation to discuss the benefits of Natural Family Planning in your marriage by examining the meaning of sexuality, as conveyed by John Paul II in his Theology of the Body. This presentation also discusses the dangers of the contraceptive mentality and the importance of true, self-donating love that reflects the love God pours out to each of us. Katie’s husband Matthew joins her for this presentation whenever he is available, and it is geared towards adults and married and engaged couples.
What others are saying:
“Katie has the most beautiful and energetic way that she brings this most important message to those of all ages. Her love of the Lord and passion to teach these beautiful writings of our beloved Pope John Paul II is evident in every part of her presentation. I am very grateful for all that Katie has taught me about sharing this beautiful message with those under my care.”
“While working as a Religious Education Director, the first speaker I scheduled each year was Katie Dardis Singleton. Her expertise in all the subjects I asked to her present was matched by her passion for evangelization and her incredible talent to relate to her audience. Working with middle school students through adults, Katie always explained the complicated and sometimes controversial topics with poise and sincerity in ways that exemplified the beauty of the truths taught by our Church.”