No meet-ups, no phone calls. Just 140-character messages flying back and forth day and night. How has text messaging changed the way we develop relationships? Katie Hinderer looks at the loss of face-to-face bonding in our text-message culture in this article!
Former New York model Leah Darrow quit on the spot when she realized she was about to ‘lose her soul.’ Now she’s helping others avoid the trap of unchastity. Find out more about her story in this article from National Catholic Register.
A poll has shown that as many as one fifth of all young women in the UK have used the morning after pill (MAP) in the past year after “unprotected sex.” A Co-Operative Pharmacy survey of 3000 people found that 20 percent of women aged 18 to 35 took the “emergency contraceptive” pill last year. The same group said they had typically used the drug, which only acts as a genuine contraceptive in some cases, when they had had sex after using drugs and/or alcohol.
This is what happens when you put seminarians and a camera together.
We often fail to comprehend how completely Jesus’ coming transformed the ancient world and the thinking of men. The pagan gods were all very “sexual”, and Zeus, the greatest of the Greek gods, was the most sexual, having fathered many other Greek gods by numerous different women.
At the heart of all these issues is the unity of truth and love. Courage apostolate, a support group for those with same-sex attractions, has a corresponding support group called Encourage — for the parents, siblings, children, and other relatives and friends of persons who have same-sex attractions.
Who do you look to as an example for purity? In this video, young Catholics talk about the Saints that inspire them to live purity. We hear about the example of St Joseph - who despite living in Israel 2000 year ago, is example of living a manly and pure life for every modern male. We also hear the story of St Maria Goretti, which may seem exceptional, but modern women today are increasingly faced with the same dilemmas against purity.
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