One of the issues that is a major problem in the United States is addiction. It seems as if more and more people (especially young people) are caught up in the vicious cycle of addictive behavior, whether it be drugs (heroin is an especially virulent problem here in Pennsylvania), alcohol (always a problem), and pornography. The latter is especially widespread because of the ease in which pornographic material is available through computers and cell phones. This is not something only the Church is worried about. Even secular society is recognizing how detrimental pornography can be, especially to children.
This past week on the Priests’ Continuing Education Workshop, we had a wonderful speaker on this subject. Did you know that the average age in which a child is first exposed to pornography is seven years old? Unbelievable. There is an excellent workshop being held in our diocese on November 12th at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Mechanicsburg that will address the problem of pornography in our society. Called INTEGRITY RESTORED, it will address this problem head on and give very practical ways to deal with it. More information will be forthcoming in the bulletin and through flyers and pulpit announcements. Pornography can ruin lives, families and relationships. Think about attending this workshop. It may be the best thing you do this year!
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