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  • Cardinal Sarah: Priests ‘Demean’ Gay People by not Calling Them to Chastity

    06/16/2017 6:12:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 5/16/17 | Staff Reporter
    The cardinal said that omitting Jesus's 'hard sayings' is not charitableCardinal Robert Sarah has said that gay people are called to chastity, and that “we demean them if we think they cannot attain this virtue.” Describing chastity as “a virtue for all disciples”, the Vatican liturgy chief argued that clergy deprive gay people of the fullness of the Gospel if they do not call them to live chastely. In a foreword to the book Why I Don’t Call Myself Gay by Daniel Mattson, the cardinal writes: “To omit the “hard sayings” of Christ and His Church is not charity. Indeed,...
  • Progressives Outraged That Mike Pence Protects His Marriage from the Sex Culture They Created

    03/31/2017 4:54:01 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 52 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | March 31, 2017 | Jonathon van Maren
    March 31, 2017 (TheBridgehead) -- Media figures, pundits, and commentators spend a decent portion of their time these days enthusiastically advocating for all sorts of new sexual lifestyles—their championing of gay marriage has quickly moved on to discussions surrounding the benefits of polyamory, the consensus they insist exists on transgenderism, and the rising trend of “open marriages.” So its hard to imagine what would shock these veteran bedroom journalists, who cut their teeth on reporting on Pride Parades, orgies, and unique marital arrangements. But it turns out that they have finally found something that has stunned them to their...
  • Passed My "Abstinence Anniversary" This Year

    10/19/2016 9:08:52 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 65 replies
    Corporate Stepsister | Corporate Stepsister
    Well! I look back and I realize that last month, I passed an 'abstinent anniversary" making this my twelve year of being chaste since breaking up with my boyfriend at age 21. I decided then and there to abstain from sex until marriage and I have faithfully kept that vow. It's been twelve years of major changes and my remaining non-sexually active has been a mainstay throughout those changes.
  • Moscow Region Duma Holds Conference to Combat Abortion

    03/28/2016 12:44:08 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 15 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Mar. 28 2016 17:04 | Igor Tabakov
    The Moscow Region Duma held a conference — titled “Therefore choose life, for both thou and thy seed” — to promote chastity among adolescents and lower the abortion rate, the Duma's official web portal reported Friday. The conference was dedicated to combating the growing rate of abortion in Russia and preserving family, motherhood and childhood values. Attendees included deputies of the regional government, NGO representatives and members of the Russian Orthodox Church. The conference aims to use lectures, seminars and conferences to promote chastity amongst young students and to oppose abortion, the official website reported. Spokesman Igor Bryntsalov drew attention...
  • Gay Catholics Tell Synod to Promote Chastity – for Everyone

    10/03/2015 4:13:59 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 10/3/15 | Ann Schneible
    Rome, Italy, Oct 3, 2015 / 04:04 am (CNA).- Same-sex attracted Catholics who have turned away from a homosexual lifestyle are urging participants at the upcoming Synod on the Family to defend the Church's teaching on chastity for everyone – including for divorced and remarried. “I fear that chastity does not have enough of a voice at the Synod,” said Rilene Simpson, a member and spokesperson of Courage, an apostolate which offers pastoral support for men and women with same-sex attraction. She told CNA: “We need to have the Church’s support.” “We're talking about chastity for everybody. We're talking about...
  • For Advent -- 24 Quotes About Purity That Every Young (& Old) Catholic Should Know

    12/02/2014 5:57:19 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    TFPStudentAction.org ^ | 12-02-14 | John Ritchie
    24 Quotes About Purity That Every Young (& Old) Catholic Should Know   By John Ritchie     Impurity is plastered everywhere today: Movies, TV, billboards, music, entertainment, books, and magazines. We must fight back.  To that end the following collection of quotes -- many of which are authored by Doctors of the Church -- will provide you with the support and encouragement you need to stand your ground and fight for purity. "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." -- Matthew 5:8   “Holy Purity, the queen of virtues, the angelic virtue, is a jewel so...
  • When guys find out I’m a virgin [author is a 26 year old female Christian]

    10/13/2014 3:06:55 PM PDT · by grundle · 395 replies
    Salon ^ | October 5, 2014 | Ellen Burkhardt
    There’s no good time to tell a guy you’re a virgin. First date? Too much, too soon. Wait until the third date and you risk being considered a tease. Second date? Perhaps, but at this point you’re both still fretting over whether or not to eat another piece of bread; delving into sexual histories (or lack thereof) seems a bit extreme. So: There’s no good time to tell a guy you’re a virgin. Even worse? Telling him you’re waiting until marriage.
  • Chastity Is Won By God Alone

    10/08/2014 10:29:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 58 replies
    Chastity.com ^ | Daniel Mattson
    There’s a necessary humility in acknowledging our utter inability to live chastely outside the grace of God. The first step, it seems to me, is to acknowledge our complete need for God in winning the battle. Thomas Merton wrote that “real self-conquest is the conquest of the self by the Holy Spirit.” This is most true in the battle for chastity. St. John Cassian teaches that human effort alone will never make someone chaste: If we really desire to enter into this spiritual combat on the same terms as the spostle (2 Tim. 4:7), let us concentrate our every effort...
  • If You Want Justice, Work for Chastity

    10/01/2014 11:40:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Chastity.com ^ | Gregory R. Beabout
    At the height of the counterculture of the late 1960s and the flower-power desire for peace, Pope Paul VI said "If you want peace, work for justice." It remains a popular bumper sticker even today. And the Church does a tremendous job working for justice: feeding the hungry, providing clothing, offering shelter and healing, ministering to prisoners, caring for AIDS patients, promoting peace, offering counsel, providing education, condemning consumerism, preserving the environment, and so forth. This work often draws praise from those who are otherwise critical, those who might ask: "Why can’t the Church stick to issues of social justice?...
  • Fayetteville Student Required To Change Out Of “Virginity Rocks” T-Shirt

    09/17/2014 11:30:08 AM PDT · by walford · 19 replies
    KFSM-5 Fayetteville, Ark ^ | September 12, 2014 | Dillon Thomas
    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Fayetteville junior high school made a teenager girl change out of a T-shirt at school this week because the school said it contained sexual content. The T-shirt in question was a shirt that reads “Virginity Rocks” on the front. “It is one of my favorite shirts,” said Chloe Rubiano, an 8th grader at Ramay Junior High in Fayetteville. Rubiano told 5NEWS she got the shirt at a Christian-based festival. “I just really like the shirt because I was always raised that way,” Rubiano said. “I didn’t really think anyone would make a big deal out of...
  • Hollywood Plays Around With Virginity

    08/02/2014 4:45:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 94 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Back in the 1950s, C.S. Lewis saw chastity as under attack with "all the contemporary propaganda for lust that makes people "feel that the desires we are resisting are so 'natural,' so 'healthy,' and so reasonable, that it is almost perverse and abnormal to resist them." You can now safely delete the word "almost." Today virginity isn't a virtue but a burden. Chastity is a freak show and anyone who chooses to keep it is a carnival barker. In today's entertainment world, weirdos -- especially sexual weirdos -- drive a juicy plot, so virgins are in vogue, as a...
  • Pope presses anti-AIDS chastity strategy in Africa

    04/07/2014 6:40:14 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 7, 2013 | Associated Press
    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has praised church workers in Africa who promote chastity as a key way to prevent the spread of HIV. Francis was speaking Monday at the Vatican to bishops from Tanzania. Many non-Catholic health care workers advocate condoms as an important weapon to fight the spread of the HIV virus that causes AIDS. The Vatican opposes condom use because church teaching forbids contraception. Francis praised church health care workers in Africa who care for those with HIV/AIDS and "all who strive diligently to educate people in the area of sexual responsibility and chastity." In 2010, Pope...
  • '19 Kids and Counting' stars: We won't kiss until marriage

    03/10/2014 5:23:10 PM PDT · by workerbee · 34 replies
    Fox ^ | 3/10/14
    The teenage girls in the Duggar family aren’t just waiting for marriage to have sex, they’ve vowed not to have their first kisses until their wedding days. In their new book, “Growing Up Duggar,” Jill, Jessa, Jana and Jinger Duggar, of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” divulge their rules of “courtship,” and what it’s like being from such a large family. “The message that we are really trying to relay is just to give girls—which is our main audience—just the tips and the things that we’ve learned through life and what our parents have raised us just believing,” Jana told...
  • [CATH/ORTH CAUCUS] From Mediocrity to Magnificence: A Meditation on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit

    09/16/2010 2:48:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 9/15/2010 | Msgr Charles Pope
    What do you expect from your relationship to Jesus Christ? I have come to discover that many do not expect all that much. In effect they hope that faith can kind of help them “muddle through” life and offer them a few consolations that, perhaps things will be better some day, and in heaven. Others see the moral life described in the scriptures more as a duty than a description of the person being transformed by Jesus Christ. And because they see it as a list of duties,  rather than the result of grace, they tend to resent it, consider...
  • Group of Christian leaders step forward to tell of battles with same-sex attraction

    09/03/2013 7:48:33 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    Lifesite News ^ | 03Sept13 | Peter Saunders
    After Steve Chalke and Rob Bell joined the ‘Accepting Evangelicals’ Group in affirming faithful same-sex erotic relationships earlier this year a new group of ‘post-gay’ evangelical Christian leaders has emerged. Their testimonies are clear, powerful, hugely encouraging and most welcome at a time when many young evangelicals are genuinely confused about the issue. These are men in pastoral ministry who admit to feelings of same sex attraction but who also see the Bible’s prohibitions on same-sex relationships as non-negotiable. The core of this new group, recently interviewed by Christianity magazine, are Sam Alberry, a church leader in Maidenhead, Sean Doherty,...
  • Do the Pope’s Remarks Undermine Celibacy?

    08/03/2013 3:02:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 42 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | August 2, 2013 | Fr. Michael P. Orsi
    .... Therefore, Francis is being naive when, he says, referring to the alleged presence of a lobby of gay priests within the Vatican ranks “that the problem isn’t having the orientation. The problem is making the lobby.” The fact is, that any group with a strong common identity is a natural lobby which effects an organization. ....Pope Francis’s remarks have implications for the church far beyond a pastoral approach to homosexual priests.
  • How Celibate Gay Christians Deal With Desire

    05/24/2013 8:24:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Live Science ^ | 05/24/2013 | Stephanie Pappas
    Between the faction of gay Christians who are happy with their sexual identity and "ex-gays," who say they've removed their homosexual yearnings, is a third group that gets little attention. These so-called Side B Christians identify as gay and believe it's not sinful to do so. But because they see acting on their orientation as ungodly, they commit to a life of celibacy. Now, for the first time, a sociologist has taken an in-depth look at what makes Side Bs tick, particularly how they navigate their same-sex desires and their awkward position as stuck in the middle of ex-gay groups...
  • Pastor Blasts California's Condom Access Project Aimed at Kids

    05/05/2013 10:22:48 AM PDT · by daniel1212
    The Christian Post ^ | May 03, 2013 | Melissa Barnhart
    Outspoken San Diego Pastor Chris Clark of the East Clairemont Southern Baptist Church of San Diego, Calif., isn't shy about defending citizens' rights when it comes to government encroachment, especially when it pertains to parental rights. Speaking out against the California Family Health Council mailing condoms to more youths, Clark told The Christian Post, "This is one more example of the government's intrusion on parental rights and responsibilities with their kids. … And it goes against what Scripture teaches." The California Family Health Council, a statewide organization that "champions and promotes access to quality sexual and reproductive health care for...
  • Waiting till the wedding night – getting married the right way

    09/15/2012 12:00:12 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 122 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-14-12 | Steven Crowder
    As anyone who’s read my abstinence column here at Fox News Opinion could guess, my wedding is something that I’ve looked forward to for quite some time. After having tied the knot at the end of August, I can now say beyond all shadow of a doubt, that it was everything I’d hoped and prayed that it would be since childhood. (I’d also prayed to be bitten by a radioactive spider and develop sticky hands, but… I was an idiot.) Let me preface this column by saying this: my wife (I have to get used to saying that) and I...
  • Anti-Prostitution Posters, World War II

    07/08/2012 2:29:58 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Retronaut ^ | Retronaut
    Anti-Prostitution Posters, World War II Emphasizing the relationship between patriotism, morality, health preservation, and disease prevention, images of the infected soldier and disease-carrying prostitute in posters during the First and Second World Wars came to symbolize both moral failure and social decay. The following posters use images of "loose" women, patriotic iconography, and frightening symbols to grab the attention of the viewer and inspire behavior modification. These images not only reflected attitudes, values, and beliefs about the causes and consequences of venereal disease but also affected responses to the problem. (Note: Most these photos link back to Retronaut; added are...