Opinion - The lay scandal of sexual excess

The deepest, widest sexual scandal in the Church has nothing to do with priests. It’s the scandal of lay people who themselves indulge in the sexual excesses so prevalent in our day, or who train their children to, whether by example, timidity or a blind eye.

There was a time when, in too many Catholic families, sex was a taboo topic. The silence gave it an aura of mystery and allowed misconceptions to grow. Today the problem is very different. If children are watching prime time television (including the commercials) they routinely see sexuality presented as if it were merely a form of entertainment, or a way to gain power over others, or at any rate something to be treated casually. - National Catholic Register (click below for full article)


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