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Bmaj, I remembered what were the intentions for decades 4 and 5. Decade 4, he asked God's mercy for those addicted to drugs, alcohol, or gambling; decade 5, those who physically or sexually abuse their children, spouses, or other family members.
And another day, this priest had such a wonderful sermon on the apropo of some Gospel passage telling that Jesus is Lord. He said how we should understand that Jesus is supremely in command of the whole world, and how ridiculous is it when we trust stars and horoscopes to guide us instead of the Lord, or when we go to psychics, Tarot card readers, etc. There's also some patently ridiculous occult practice called "santeria", where they sacrifice chickens to the "Spirits", as well as Woodoo, and so on...
But, returning to the issue of pornography, I agree that it's one of the most destructive addictions fueled by the internet. Moreover, some areas such us South Florida, have these strip-tease bars all over the place, along the Interstate highways, in cities, etc. In Miami, you can't drive more than 10 minutes in any direction in the city, without seeing one of these pink- or lilac-colored windowless buildings, with neon lights and photos of adult entertainers on their walls, and sadly, plenty of cars parked in front of them, day or night... :(
Sounds like your Church is right on top of the pulse of today's society, Joseph, and that's a great thing!
I never realized the strip bars were so prevalent in some areas. We have a few here, but thank the Lord not as close as 10 minutes every direction. Very sad, and it does go right along with pornography/internet appeal and downfall of many. Satan has so many avenues to attract followers, and I truly think more Catholic churches must try to combat it more forcefully and not let it remain a relatively "hidden" sin.
Will keep praying!