I ran across this video by Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P. in which he attempts to show that JPII's lectures on human sexuality, what is now referred to as 'The Theology of the Body', is in continuity with St. Thomas's view of human sexuality. I will say that I am not a fan of Christopher West or what he has presented as being JPII's 'Theology of the Body.' Fr. Thomas Petri claims that JPII's teaching on this subject has not been presented in a complete and proper way by many of the popular speakers, and he attempts to present it in a way in which he claims falls in continuity with the teachings of St. Thomas. I am not that familiar with these lectures given by JPII, only as it has been presented by West. For those who are familiar with JPII's material on this subject as well as St Thomas teachings, what are your thoughts on this particular lecture? At about minute 26 Fr. Petri delves into Thomistic principles that he thinks help to further illustrate JPIIs thought on this subject. I have been to a Christopher West talk before, and they way that the 'Theology of the Body' is presented in this video is not what I heard at West's talk.
Aquinas and the Theology of the Body from Province of Saint Joseph on Vimeo.