See the daily excerpt from the preparatory catechesis for the 2015 World Meeting of Families, “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.”

121. Commodifying sex always entails commodifying persons. Pornography — often linked to and fed by the cruelty of human trafficking — is now pandemic, not just among men, but increasingly among women. This lucrative global industry can invade any home with a computer or cable television. Pornography catechizes its consumers in selfishness, teaching its users to see other people as objects to satisfy our appetites.


In its introduction, the document says its aim is to present “Catholic teaching in a way that is fresh, insightful, and accessible to contemporary Catholics and all people of good will.” The catechesis “offers a narrative beginning with our creation, soberly noting our fall and the challenges we face, but emphasizing God’s plan for our salvation. Love is our mission, and it is by loving God and one another that we will be fully alive.”

Each day in’s World Meeting of Families section you can reflect on the official Catholic teaching on the family presented in the catechesis, pray a special prayer together as a family or individually, and stay on top of breaking news about the events coming Sept. 22-27, 2015.

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