As ISIS continues to move, many emotions surround us. Helplessness at the unfolding atrocities looms over us. Despair over the state of our world grips us. Fear of the future makes us anxious. Guilt for the times we find pleasure in recreation or complain in the midst of our relatively comfortable lives leave us wondering how we should feel. We want to act, we want to fix the brokenness—but what can we possibly do that would make any difference? As I myself pondered this question, the Holy Spirit led me to one answer...
I’ll never forget the day my boyfriend in college told me a story about a mother who loved folding laundry. I can’t remember what prompted his sharing, but I bet it had something to do with a sarcastic comment I made about the drudgery of motherhood.
Marc Barns of Bad Catholic recently wrote a post that included his dislike of the phrase “emotional chastity." I read the article. I read the comments. I thought about commenting. Then I decided to just write an entire post. As someone who gives talks on what one would consider the topic of emotional chastity, I couldn’t help but respond to clarify a few things on the concept.
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Since the pontificates of Pope Paul VI and John Paul II, the Roman Catholic Church has been commissioned to engage and embrace the world with God's message of love once more with ‘new methods, new ardor and new expression.’ It has come to be phrased, 'the new evangelization.'
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