Tag: Sexuality

Speakers: After predicting sexual revolution ills, ‘Humanae Vitae’ still offers hope

Speakers: After predicting sexual revolution ills, ‘Humanae Vitae’ still offers hope

| Susan Klemond and Matthew Davis | October 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The interdisciplinary conference examined some of the far-reaching consequences of the sexual revolution — those both predicted and those unforeseen by St. Paul VI in his controversial encyclical — as well as the scientific, social and moral context for questions of married love, parenthood and the use of artificial birth control.

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‘Watering down’ church teaching won’t attract young people, cardinal says

‘Watering down’ church teaching won’t attract young people, cardinal says

| Cindy Wooden | October 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Just because some young people disagree with Catholic moral teaching, including in the area of sexuality, does not mean the Church’s teachings are unclear or should change, Cardinal Robert Sarah told the Synod of Bishops.

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Synod group reports focus on abuse, sexuality, friendship, mission

Synod group reports focus on abuse, sexuality, friendship, mission

| Cindy Wooden | October 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

In their first formal reports to the entire Synod of Bishops, many of the gathering’s working groups reported that they had discussed the clerical sexual abuse crisis and, especially, its impact on young Catholics.

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Consenting to Sex

Consenting to Sex

| May 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Recent news articles exploring the post-#MeToo world of romance have noted the phenomenon of cell phone “consent apps,” allowing millennials to sign digital contracts before they have sex with their peers, sometimes strangers they have just met.

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Our redemption includes our sexuality

Our redemption includes our sexuality

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | February 8, 2018 | 32 Comments

Many wonderful organizations have been working to highlight the terrible issue of sex trafficking, which has been shown to increase when a city hosts the Super Bowl. The Jan. 25 edition of The Catholic Spirit showed what some wonderful organizations were doing to help the victims of this crime and even to reach out to perpetrators. Recently, the bishops of Minnesota, through our Minnesota Catholic Conference, listened to a presentation that helped to open our eyes to the magnitude of this problem in our state, a problem that won’t go away now that the Super Bowl is over.

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It’s time to get serious about halting the porn epidemic

It’s time to get serious about halting the porn epidemic

| Father Michael Schmitz | October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q. What is so wrong with watching porn? It is just the human body, and it doesn’t seem to hurt anyone.

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Teens encouraged to view their sexuality as a gift

Teens encouraged to view their sexuality as a gift

| Angela Deeney for The Catholic Spirit | November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Teens and parents munched on bagels around fall-festive tables at St. Peter in Forest Lake Nov. 9 while presenters prepared to share encouragement and practical counsel from their own experiences facing the challenge of chastity in today’s society.

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Sex, Truth and the Illumination of our Guilt

Sex, Truth and the Illumination of our Guilt

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | November 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Guilt has gotten a lot of bad press recently. We live in an age where guilt is practically always something bad, something to get past with the help of a shrink. Particularly when discussing sex, people will declare that religion and morality do nothing more than make people feel guilty. Andrew Aaron, a sex and marriage therapist in New Bedford, Massachusetts seems to subscribe to this view: “Through centuries,” he writes, “religious education has associated sex with what is wrong and sinful rather than what is sacred. Instead of an expression of the divine, sex is suspiciously regarded as weakness of the flesh. The result of this influence is that sexuality, a natural part of being human, is tainted with shame, guilt, and ambivalence.”

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Sex and marriage: An expression of love  that is open to new life

Sex and marriage: An expression of love that is open to new life

| September 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church, in its official teaching, has always taken a positive view of sexuality in marriage. Marital intercourse, says the Catechism of the Catholic Church, is “noble and honorable,” established by God so that “spouses should experience pleasure and enjoyment of body and spirit.”

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