Thursday, December 31, 2009

Catholics believe that the political form of secular messianism is "intrinsically perverse"

The Antichrist's deception already begins to take shape in the world every time the claim is made to realize within history that messianic hope which can only be realized beyond history through the eschatological judgment. The Church has rejected even modified forms of this falsification of the kingdom to come under the name of millenarianism, especially the "intrinsically perverse" political form of a secular messianism.
-- CCC 676

Art: Luca Signorelli, Preaching and Deeds 0f the Antichrist, Orvieto.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Catholics believe "pornography is a quiet family killer"

New study on effects of pornography reveals ‘a quiet family killer,’ researcher says

Patrick F. Fagan, Ph.D

.- A new study on the effects of pornography indicates that it erodes the family, corrupts men’s sense of normal sexuality and is frequently a major factor in most divorces. The author of the study characterized pornography as “a quiet family killer.”

The study, titled “The Effects of Pornography on Individuals, Marriage, Family and Community,” was authored by Patrick F. Fagan, Ph.D, who is a trained psychologist and a former Deputy Assistant Health and Human Services Secretary. He is also Director of the Center for Research on Marriage and Religion at the Family Research Council (FRC), which produced the study.

The study reports that men who regularly view pornography have a higher tolerance for abnormal sexuality, including rape, sexual aggression and sexual promiscuity.

For more, read here.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Catholics believe “The sexual abuse of a child is and always was grievously sinful"

“The sexual abuse of a child is and always was a crime in civil law; it is and always was a crime in canon law; it is and always was grievously sinful. One of the most heartbreaking aspects of the report is that while church leaders — bishops and religious superiors — failed, almost every parent who came to the diocese to report abuse clearly understood the awfulness of what was involved.”

--Archbishop Diarmuid Martin,
on the "Dublin Report"
Dublin, Ireland

For more, read: Pope calls Irish church leaders to Vatican to discuss abuse report