March 23, 2021, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries) | Comment: Addiction

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Friends of the Rosary:

There is a silent epidemic around us more widespread than the Covid virus: pornography. Pornographic imagery is easily accessible through the Internet today.

From a medical perspective, the consumption of pornography has neurological effects similar to those caused by drugs. Over time, the brain becomes physically addictive and starts to develop tolerance. This dependence seriously undermines our behavior. Marriages, family, and friendship relations get damaged. What’s more disturbing is the impact on kids. Questions of sexual identity and moral values arise.

Pornography is another tool that the Evil One uses to destroy us. It leads us to a sinful lifestyle, separating ourselves from the beauty of Jesus and Mary. Spiritually speaking, pornography exploits our human tendency toward lust — what Jesus called “adultery in the heart.”

Let’s invoke Our Blessed Mother to help us to escape from this horrific and sinful addiction.

Ave Maria!

[Written by Mikel A. |, New York]