How are parents to understand their unique role in the important process of chastity formation? And how can they ensure that educators carry out their own unique role in the right and best of ways? This 22-page booklet, new from Catholics United for the Faith, helps parents recognize their duty to convey the truth about human sexuality to their [...]
With all the bad press that abstinence and chastity receive, it’s nice to hear some good news. This time it comes in the form of two new U.S. studies that “provide encouraging findings about abstinence education.” Check it out. And from Poland, a creative way to spotlight religious life: The Catholic University of Lublin hosted [...]
I just came across an interesting article by Jennifer Roback Morse in the National Catholic Register entitled “Comprehensive Abstinence Education,” in which she shares her positive experience of a conference organized by “Singles for Christ.” Apparently the goal here was not “mere abstinence,” but preparing young people for marriage and teaching them how to choose [...]
One of the most disturbing news items of the past week was the decision of a middle school in Maine to make birth control pills available to its students, which mostly are 11-13 years old. While students need permission to use the school’s health center, the treatment received there is confidential. Therefore, students and health [...]
Today the Church celebrates the feast of St. Maria Goretti, a young girl who was stabbed to death, preferring to die rather than be raped. I thought I would offer five comments on today’s saint.