A lot to address here. Let me take them one at a time.
In regards to the film, the school may not have been able to find a “catholic” film on sex education and this was the best they could do.
I would note that, since you are aware that masturbation is a sin, you need to filter this “secular science” film through what you know to be true from your spiritual teachings.
And another time the teachers were speaking of alcohol and its effects on people. Moreover they did not look at the fact that heavy drinking and getting drunk is a sin. Yet teachers were joking at the matter as if its a normal part of life. “Oh so what kind fo stuff do you guys drink on weekends?” - Remember the majority of people in the school are under age. One kid replies, “yeah man I get sloshed every weekend”. And the teacher just laughs and does not address the fact of its sinful nature.
It’s difficult to comment on this too much because I wasn’t there to experience the specific event. However it does seem that the teachers were a bit too lax with the subject. Many adults, particularly teachers, recognize that talking about something like this is seen by many kids as kind of a joke, so they may have been trying to keep some levity in the discussion/lecture so as to hopefully reach more kids with good information.
Like I said though I wasn’t there.
Also. I’ve read around here that taking Eucharist WHILST in a state of mortal sin is bad…Could someone please explain why this is so?
Others may be able to answer this question more fully than I, but my understanding is that taking communion in a state of “Unrepentant Mortal Sin” is sinful in itself.
Now note here that the key is “Unrepentant Mortal Sin”. What does that mean. It means that you commit a mortal sin, and are not sorry.
If you are repentant you need to get of confession ASAP. However, if you cannot get to confession, through no fault of your own, you may still recieve communion so long as you do intend to get to confession at the next opportunity.
And I’ll address a fact in relation to the taking of Eucharist whilst in mortal sin: At my school we have constant rituals and ceremonies and hold masses for the whole school - in which everyone recieves communion. However, even though my school is Catholic the majority of students really aren’t that ‘Christ-like’. The majority aren’t…and some aren’t even Christian. And since the school is a boy school, out of estimation I’d say around 65% or more masturbate on a REGULAR basis. And these people will not attend confession often - IF EVER (We have one day per year where we confess to a priest however). The school oblates would surely know such facts about life. Yet they still ISSUE communion? WHY?
You might want to address this with someone at the school. It seems very odd to me that confession is offered only once per year.
So why…if such moral issues are so ethical and important in Christianity - why are they somewhat ignored and contradicted in todays teachings?
There in lies the “64 dollar question”. How and why has church teaching been so watered down, and what is it doing to persons of your peer group?
All I can say is that you appear to be strongly called to holiness. You must be strong in your faith and morals, holding tightly to the true teachings of the church. You may not be able to effect your school a great deal, but God may well be preparing you for great work in building up and restoring His Church.
May God Bless and Protect you.