In the midst of the storm, I want to encourage all Relevant Radio associates and listeners to promote a culture of sexual integrity, not just for clerics, but for laity as well. This will help us light a candle, when so many are cursing the darkness.
The current crisis is about sexual immorality compounded by dishonesty. This is not the first time in history. Just read the story about King David, God’s chosen one.
Promoting this culture of sexual integrity begins with each of us: Holy Purity is given to us by God when we ask for it with humility. It is displayed in our conversations, our modest and humble way of dressing, our daily fight for custody of the eyes and control of our thoughts, and our conviction that human sexuality is a sacred power that God has entrusted to us for the procreation of the human race.
Temperance is the moral virtue that is needed to live chastely, and it can be acquired through time and effort, with prayer, mortification, frequent Holy Communion and regular, sincere Confession. Our Blessed Mother and St. Joseph will help too.
This would be a good moment for each of us to re-read the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the 6th commandment. Having a well-formed conscience in this regard will be the starting point for progress. Holy Purity is not something negative. It is a joyful affirmation that we are children of God with a destiny to be even higher than the angels in heaven.
Rev. Francis J. Hoffman
Executive Director at Relevant Radio