Pornography And Pornography

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Sitting in Mass on Sunday, looking out at our fellow worshippers in the congregation and I wonder if it is possible that about half of the men there and 1 in 6 of the women are struggling with addiction to pornography. After all these are good Catholics. They come to Mass every Sunday, receive communion and act charitably toward each other. Could they be leaving church and sitting on the internet searching for porn? A survey from techadvisors shows Sunday is the busiest day of the week for porn ‘activity’. About 40 million people view porn regularly or a little over 28,000 every second. It would be foolish to believe that some of that number are not in our community leading one life in public and another in private. Some may not even realize that they have an addiction and just think of it as a pastime that doesn’t harm anybody.…show more content…
The Catechism of the Catholic Church addressed porn in paragraph 2354 “Pornography consists in removing real or simulated sexual acts from the intimacy of the partners, in order to display them deliberately to third parties. It offends against chastity because it perverts the conjugal act, the intimate giving of spouses to each other. It does grave injury to the dignity of its participants (actors, vendors, and the public), since each one becomes an object of base pleasure and illicit profit for others. It immerses all who are involved in the illusion of a fantasy world. It is a grave offense. Civil authorities should prevent the production and distribution of pornographic materials.” The USCCB addressed it again as recently as November 2015 in the document Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography Use developed by the Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and
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