Articles Tagged ‘purity’

When virginity is no good

“Twenty may sound early to get married, but tell that to the girl who had her knees locked since puberty and the boy who spent years trying to convince her that just the tip didn’t count.” The above line is from an article by freelance writer Jessica Ciencen Henriquez called "My Virginity Mistake." Before I go any further, read it. Go ahead. I’ll wait. Jessica’s thesis is that her choice to remain a virgin was a colossal mistake; that if she had ... (Continue reading)

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Society and sexual addictions

I distinctly remember in the Rome train station searching the huge departure board to find the platform our train was leaving from in T minus 12 seconds. While I was not able to find our train, my eyes were caught by the gigantic lingerie ad that was directly next to the departure information. Drop dead gorgeous male and female models showcasing skin and g-strings. Exactly what I want to see when I’m looking for my train schedule. As my grandmother ... (Continue reading)

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Posing nude: a symptom of illness in the Church

The nude photograph of Agnieszka Radwanska has caused quite a stir in and outside of the Catholic Church. Agnieszka is the fourth-ranked world tennis champiom who recently posed naked for ESPN Magazine. When the photo went public—and viral—she was dropped from the Polish Catholic youth movement Krucjata Mlodych (Youth Crusade), for whom she was a spokesperson. All news accounts claim that she is a devout Catholic. By posing naked, this poor young woman has denied Catholic teachings of modesty and purity. ... (Continue reading)

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