How to approach Sexuality Education and Youth

Jun 10, 2020

“If Moses was living in the 21st century what kind of laws would God be giving him?” Deacon Moses thought that it seemed like a good idea to get the topic of law and obeying laws and rules onto the table at this time, also in preparation for Youth Day and a discussion between parents and youth..  Sex is a big issue in the lives of many young people. Parents and educators teach them what  is wrong but many nevertheless  believe they have the right to sleep around with whomever they choose and are often irresponsible too about the possible consequences of unprotected sex.  Deacon met with a small team of youth and adults so that they could formulate a number of questions to consider.

Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets.  I have come not to abolish but to fulfil.  Whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the kingdom of heaven.  Matt 5:17-20.

Pope Francis.  It is not easy to approach the issue of sex education in an age when sexuality tends to be trivialised.  It can only be seen within the broader framework of an education for love, for mutual self-giving. It is not helpful to overwhelm them with data without also helping them to develop a critical sense in dealing with the flood of pornography and the overload of stimuli that can deform sexuality. AL 280-1

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