There is a plague that has been quietly sweeping the world the past decade. It has always existed, but recent advancements in the developed world have actually caused this plague to spread like wildfire. It infects men disproportionally, but almost no one is immune. It is far more deadly than the swine flu, and can have an incubation period of just a few weeks.
What is this plague? Addiction to pornography.
Pornography is one of the most destructive forces known to man – it destroys marriages, leads to crime, enslaves women, and most importantly, kills the soul. The spread of pornography in our internet age is one of Satan’s greatest successes. Now almost anyone can access pornography at anytime in the anonymity of their own home. Furthermore, Hollywood has made “soft core” porn standard-fare in popular movies, thus killing our consciences to this terrible plague. Pornography can be as addictive as the worst drugs, and as difficult to overcome.
But there is hope – the power of grace can overcome any sickness or sin. The Knights of Columbus have recently started a website called “Fathers for Good” which has a whole section dealing with the issue of pornography, including a list of resources for those struggling with this terrible addiction.
I urge anyone who is struggling with this issue to get help immediately – your family and your soul could be hanging in the balance.
St. Maria Goretti, pray for us!