From the blog.
I’m writing this article as a plea to parents to protect your daughters (as well as your sons) from the harms of pornography. The first time I was exposed to pornography, I was only a 9-year-old girl. I didn’t have to look for it—rather, it found me. I was playing a game on a children’s […]
I remember feeling insane. Like a lunatic. I was too dizzy with hurt and emotion to discern what was real. I questioned everything I thought was true—his love for me, his professed chastity, why I married him in the first place, his fidelity. I hated him for deceiving me. I wanted to scream, “How could […]
When Tom and Bernadette came to my office for help for Tom’s addiction to Internet pornography they were both ready to work on recovery. Having done some research on addictions they knew that 12-step support groups were crucial for healthy recovery. However, they didn’t know which groups were needed or where to begin in finding […]
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How do I as a priest address porn from the pulpit? I don’t want to scandalize the young and innocent.
Addressing pornography, and all sexual sin, from the pulpit is definitely a daunting task. As priests, we stand in the tension between proclaiming the truth about the danger to souls posed by pornography and the fear of scandalizing those who are innocent. Sometimes we can even fail to teach the truth because we fear teaching people to sin. However, we also must acknowledge the fact that we live in a pornified culture, and our young people are often not as…