It struck me as I was pondering about the internet, about things that have been posted on the CAF forums, and resources I've seen to help men with pornography addiction, that one good thing may come out in the end.
It is the following - and it could apply just as well to women who need to be more modest, or may even look at impure materials themselves - and to anyone doing impure acts. Here's what hit me :newidea:
When I was a child, around the time Vatican II was going on and the years following, at first in catechesis I got the traditional values taught to me. I went to CCD and we had the Baltimore Catechism and in high school the Fr. Cogan Catechism for Adults. But throughout those years, the culture was sneering at "purity."
Now things have gotten so bad that even in the culture in general we see things like a billboard that says "Virgin is not a dirty word" and such.
And now men with Internet or other types of impurity addictions are starting to try to overcome them, and the word "purity" is having positive connotations again. It's a step in the right direction.:thumbsup:
*St. Maria Goretti, patron saint against pornography, please intercede and pray for individuals and our society to recognize the need to repent of this evil and eliminate it. * :gopray: