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Teaching the truth about sex


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The Holy Father admonished visiting American bishops that the Church needed to better explain its teachings on sexuality because the true Christian sexual moral teachings are "a source of genuine freedom, happiness and fulfillment of our fundamental and innate human vocation to love... The richness of this vision is more sound and appealing than the permissive ideologies exalted in some quarters."

We all need to take this admonition seriously by applying ourselves to teaching the truth about sexuality, both in religious education and from the pulpit; this includes the teachings on masturbation, sex outside marriage, adultery, divorce, same-sex attraction, gender identity disorder, contraception, reproductive technologies, and abortion. We are not doing the faithful any favor by withholding this information. The negative consequences of failing in these areas remain even if the person involved did not understand that what they were doing was wrong.

The media is pushing sexual sin non-stop; we have to ramp up our counter arguments. There are several ways of doing this. We need to employ them all.

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