pornography

What are the Obstacles Between Men and Christ?

As long as we live in the world our life is a constant struggle between love for Christ or giving into lukewarmness, to our passions, or to comfort seeking, which destroys love. Faithfulness to Christ is forged each day by struggling against what separates us from him, and by an effort to make progress in virtue. Then they will be […]

Why Pornography is Not Good For Married Couples

February is for Lovers. It is the reason that the movie, Fifty Shades of Grey is opening in theaters on Valentine’s Day. The producers hope that sweethearts will celebrate by watching sadomasochistic pornography together on the big screen. But pornography and love do not go together; one is selfish and the other is selfless. Even the non-religious world is coming […]

Seven Steps to Combat Grocery Checkout Lane Smut

I was unloading a mound of groceries onto the conveyor belt during a recent trip to a major superstore when my 7-year old said, “Mom, the baby is looking at something inappropriate.” Since I was calculating the cost of an astronomical food bill for a family of eight, I only half-listened to my child’s cautionary words. When I turned my […]

“I Was Not Always the Man I Am Today”

A cafeteria Catholic, his disabled son, and a deep conversion have added up to a testimony that has caught fire and transformed lives. Abortions have been prevented, people have been lifted from despair, and faith in God has been renewed and even ignited for the first time. Chad Judice has published two books about the spiritual journey with his son […]

Black and White or Simply Shades of Grey?

Much has been written of late about the rapidly increasing consumption of pornography by men and the devastating effect it has upon the lives of addicts.  Though society may view the use of pornography as fairly innocuous—what I do on my own time is my own business as long as I’m not hurting anyone— the truth is that pornography is […]

Could Some Good Come Out of Such a Bad TV Series?

Talk about your slippery slopes and sliding all the way to the bottom of the programming heap! Want to know what NBC is up to lately?  The same network, which as Parents TV Council rightfully points out in a recent post on their web site was once home to family friendly programs such as The Cosby Show and The Wonderful […]

Modern “Spectacles”

This past semester I had the joy of teaching an honors-elective course to high school Seniors entitled, “Great Catholic Thinkers.”  The former instructor of the course, a very charismatic and brilliant young priest, always said that taking this course was a bit like “roller skating through the Uffizi.”  He had a valid point.  I would add that while teaching it, […]

Pornography: Formula for Despair

There is a body of water in Eastern Canada that has the improbable name of “Lake Despair”. This sinister appellation is an accident of language. The French originally called it Lac d’espoir (Lake of Hope). English-speaking settlers in the region, accustomed to hearing only their own language, misperceived its name. And so it became known, culturally and cartographically, as Lake […]