Pope Francis often propagates on behalf of left-wing causes.
He constantly rails against climate change and capitalism.
But the Pope just revealed the dangers of one growing problem in the Catholic Church.
Every once in a while, Pope Francis argues a position that makes the Left squirm.
For example, the Pope is staunchly pro-life.
He compared abortion doctors to Nazi eugenicists.
Now the Pope is raising concerns about the dangers of online pornography, an issue that has divided the Left, particularly feminists.
Second-wave feminists have long believed that pornography is degrading, but third and fourth-wave feminists believe in the mantra that “sex work is work.”
Pope Francis revealed that even “priests and nuns” struggle with digital pornography.
When asked by a seminarian on how to use the Internet and social media responsibly, the Pope responded, “I believe that these things should be used because it is a progress of science. They do a service to be able to progress in life . . . But I cannot fail to speak here of the dangers.”
He discussed distractions that waste time, then he address the issue of pornography.
That was when the Pope explained, “And there is also another thing, which you know well: digital pornography. I say this quite clearly. Each of you think if you have had the experience or have had the temptation of pornography in the digital world . . . It is a vice that so many people have, so many lay men and women, and also priests and nuns . . . The devil enters from there . . . And I’m not just talking about criminal pornography like child abuse, where you see live cases of children abused: this is a degeneration. But even ‘normal’ pornography. Dear brothers, be careful about this.”
Both moral and psychological objections to pornography have been on the rise in recent years, especially as it has become so prevalent.
Pornography is only one search away on a smart phone, and even kids are accessing it at early ages.
Pope Francis warned, “The pure heart, the one that receives Jesus every day, cannot receive this pornographic material that is so common nowadays . . . And if you can delete this from your mobile phone, delete it, so you will not have the temptation in hand . . . And if you cannot erase it, protect yourself well so as not to fall into this . . . I tell you, it is something that weakens the soul. It weakens the soul. The devil enters from there: it weakens the priestly heart . . . Forgive me for going into these details about pornography, but it is a reality: a reality that touches priests, seminarians, nuns, consecrated souls . . . This is important.”
Unfortunately, this warning from the Pope won’t go as far and wide as his screeds against capitalism, border security, and fossil fuels.
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