'Porn profanes human sexuality', says author

Jonathan Doyle with young couple

Pornography is 'the profaning of something sacred' – the gift of human sexuality, author Jonathan Doyle told audiences at seminars in Sydney this week, reports The Catholic Weekly



It was a phenomenon, he said, in which the deep human desire to experience beauty, communion and physical and emotional union with one’s spouse is twisted and misdirected into dehumanised images which can never satisfy these longings and which, through the neuroplasticity of the brain, can cripple the user’s ability to experience authentic love and intimacy. 

Drawing on Blessed John Paul II’s groundbreaking Theology of the Body, Jonathan explained the fundamental roots of the problem of pornography. He presented disturbing statistics on the enormous prevalence of pornography use and addiction in the culture. 

Jonathan used the term 'sexual discipleship' to describe the responsibility of parents to form their children in character and appreciation of the Christian vision of sexuality, love and marriage, and to create 'a culture of trust' in the home, where children can feel confident to tell their parents anything.

Photo: Jonathan Doyle with young parents Luke and Philippa Caulfield at the Chatswood seminar in Sydney.

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