Posts Tagged ‘chastity’

Learning from the Weinstein morality play

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

A Hollywood brushfire about sexual misconduct by producer Harvey Weinstein has become a raging forest fire which has jumped the Atlantic. Obviously, criminal allegations have to be proven, but apologies and obscure admissions of guilt show that the flames are spreading far and wide. After Weinstein, other Hollywood figures, including Oscar winner Kevin Spacey, have Read more

C S Lewis and chastity

Monday, March 27th, 2017

In Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis offers time-tested counsel on how to begin—and persevere—in the virtue of chastity. First, he says we must really want to grow in this virtue. He notes how a famous Christian—when looking back at his life—realized that his prayer for chastity was really saying something like: “Oh Lord, make me chaste. But please don’t do Read more

I’m a 32-year-old virgin living the feminist dream

Friday, September 16th, 2016

My name is Kate. I’m 32 years old. I’ve never had sex. When I was young, I always imagined I would be married by 25 and have a brood of kids. Jesus said in the Gospel of Matthew to “make disciples,” and I thought it would be cool to take that verse literally and have Read more

‘The Thrill of the Chaste’

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

It is frustrating for Catholics who love their faith to realise what a bad public relations job the Church often makes of it. We insiders know that “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free” isn’t just a clever slogan; it actually delivers. Whatever our human crosses, our faith is about Read more

Witnessing chastity

Friday, April 10th, 2015

In November of 2014 I married an incredible man. One of the greatest blessings of our marriage is that we both had a good understanding of the Catholic Church’s teachings on human sexuality and marriage. Independently of each other, prior to dating, we had both taken seriously our duties to be educated in both areas. Read more