By Robert Batch
just returned from a speaking engagement in the diocese of Joliet
Illinois this past weekend speaking to parents and 8th graders. I was
speaking to the 8th graders about the importance of Confirmation, and
giving a workshop to the parents on how to keep their kids active in the
faith life after being confirmed.
During the Confirmation retreat, one
of the chaperones approached me and told me how much of a pressing
issue purity and sex is with today’s youth and even young adults. I asked, “Are you surprised?” and the answer was simply, “No, but what do we do about it?”
Unfortunately, I had to go and give my next talk, but my quick answer was: “We have a great task ahead of us.”
was pondering that on the flight home, and realized the most important
word of that answer would be “we.” The devil is at work in all of us
but the majority of today’s youth have been wired, and brought up in
what I like to call a “sex driven generation.”
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