Dear m, An important new tool in the war against pornography has been released by Anteroom Pictures. I'm referring to a brilliant documentary which ought to receive the widest possible distribution. See Pornography—or Persons as Objects. On a related matter, I've been on the lookout for some time for evidence that the Catholic orphanage system in the 19th and 20th century cannot simply be dismissed as a haven for pedophiles. The real story is far closer to what you would expect. See my review of Edward Rohs' new book, Growing Up in Catholic Orphanages.
Deep personal commitment is vitiated by both abuse and pornography. Interestingly, the Vatican newspaper has just reprinted the third part of On the Pastoral Care of the Divorced and Remarried , issued by the CDF under Cardinal Ratzinger in 1998. This deals with the objections against the Church's policies: The Pastoral Approach to Marriage Should Be Founded on Truth.
I know not everyone can take this day off from work, but I hope you will make a point of treating it as the great feast that it is!
Jeff Mirus President Trinity Communications
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"Toward the Heights"............
A common phrase used to describe Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati's life. Bl. Pier Giorgio saw life as a way to always reach the top - whether it be climbing the Mountains of Europe or, more importantly, reaching the heights in his Spiritual Life as well.
May the man of Beatitudes pray for us that we may have the same drive and desire to serve Our Lord as we serve others.