Saturday, December 21, 2013

Libido Redux

Did you ever notice that when people take issue with Catholic teaching, those things with which they take issue bear directly or vicariously on their sexual lives — homosexuality, same-sex “marriage,” premarital sex, adultery, contraception, masturbation, population control, abortion, divorce, remarriage, in vitro fertilization, etc. Remember Our Lord’s words on this: "What comes out of a man is what defiles a man. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, fornication, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a man." Let us now add to this list readily available pornography. My advice to those who still doubt in our sexually-befuddled world and its iniquitous offspring, pornography is that it is a fatal error not to observe “how Lucifer actually works and why he is so intent on perverting our sexuality.”  Indeed, a Catholic understanding of human sexuality gives us “a glimpse of the ‘great mystery’ of God’s plan to unite all things in Christ.” The danger is the reality that some among the followers of Christ succumb to using the world’s categories to judge the Church instead of the reverse. With this in mind, go and buy this book.