July 22. Patricia wrote, “St Mary Magdalen has always been a controversial figure. The different gospel accounts are not clear about her identity but Catholics generally accept that she was a sinner, likely a prostitute, that she was forgiven by Jesus and became one of his most faithful followers, standing by him at the foot of the cross and being one of the first witnesses of the Resurrection. Her love for Jesus has made her legendary. Was her sin prostitution? Could she be one to whom intercession can be made to combat the evils of prostitution. It is not only sinful for the sex worker as seller but very much too for the buyer?” As older people they decided to offer special prayers for conversion around this problem which nevertheless concerns everyone of all ages.
You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. You will show faithfulness to Jacob and mercy to Abraham as you have sworn to our fathers from the days of old. Micah 7: 20.
Pope Francis. The Synod Fathers expressed concern over the current spread of pornography and commercialisation of the body fostered also by misuse of the internet, and those reprehensible situations where people are forced into prostitution. AL 41 READ – REFLECT- SHARE – PRAY- ACT.