Do you know what the top three things are that people search for on the Internet, according to Google?
The first thing is how to make money on the Internet. That shouldn’t be surprising to us, because the stories we’ve all heard lead us to believe you can become a millionaire sitting at your computer a couple of hours a day. That’s not true, of course, because making money online requires a lot of hard work, just like making money any other way. I know from personal experience this is true.
The third thing is spirituality. People don’t search for Christian things too much, because Christianity has a real credibility problem in today’s culture, but rather they search for New Age types of spirituality. They’re actually looking for ways to make themselves their own god. The analytics bear that out.
It’s the second thing most searched for that really surprised me. I suppose it shouldn’t have surprised me, though. The second thing most searched for on the Internet is pornography.
Sex dominates our minds 24/7. Sex has become the end-all-be-all of human existence. We’re going to talk about that—about sex—in this episode.
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Catholic Sexual Ethics & NFP
Most people think that anything in the Catholic Church pertaining to sex is simply a list of dos and don’ts. This couldn’t be farther from the truth! You’ll be amazed at the level of sexual liberty you actually have through the Church. I recommend all these books. Many of the authors I personally know, and some are my friends. I especially recommend the books on the theology of the body (initially formulated by Pope St. John Paul II) and NFP.
Natural Family Planning: The Complete Approach HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Theology of the Body in One Hour HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Theology of Body in Context by Dr. William May. Dr. May was a personal friend of mine for more than 20 years, and he was the best moral theologian I ever knew. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
The Theology of the Body Human Love in the Divine Plan HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body Paperback by John Paul II
Five Non Negotiables-The Catholic Church’s Teaching on Abortion, Euthanasia, Embryonic Stem Cell Research, Human Cloning, and Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ by Tim Staples Audio CD HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Things Catholics Don’t Talk About: Pornography HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
The Contraception Deception: Catholic Teaching on Birth Control by Patrick Coffin
If You Really Loved Me: 100 Questions on Dating, Relationships, and Sexual Purity by Jason Evert HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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Joe Sixpack—The Every Catholic Guy doesn’t trust Facebook either. There have been too many instances of censorship on Facebook. If you promote abortion, LGBT issues, or anything anti-patriotic, you’re pretty much guaranteed to be unmolested by Facebook. But if you promote life, decency or morality, Facebook is subject to censor your posts, take down your page, or otherwise use some underhanded method to censor you.
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Catholic News Notes
This episode features a story about four murders and an ancient motivation for it.