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“As proof that you are children, God Sent the spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” (Gal 4:6) As St Paul speaks these words to the Galatians, two realities shine forth. First, we are all children of God, which means that God wants the good for us, He is willing to […]
My eight year old was exposed to porn online! What do I do? Unfortunately, this is not an uncommon question. Just the other day I received a call from a concerned mother who discovered her children were both exposed to internet pornography on the family’s tablet computer. The first thing to do in this case […]
When Lou was confronted about his use of Internet pornography, his excuse was that he was tired of the “vanilla” sex he was having with his wife, Roberta. He claimed he needed more excitement in the bedroom. This left Roberta feeling both angry and sad. She felt as if Lou was blaming her for his pornography use. She […]
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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…