In this time of persistent and often radical sexual revolution it is hard to know where to look for some semblance of normality and a more authentic love. In her latest Catholic Answers article, Jennifer Roback Morse encourages all people to look to the Catholic Church in these difficult times, even those who don’t identify as Catholic.
As Jennifer says: “What the Catholic Church does is important to everyone, no matter their faith. The Catholic Church is the largest institution still standing against the ideological fraud known as the sexual revolution. Everyone who is trying to deal with the fallout from this massive social upheaval has a stake in what the Catholic Church says and does.”
Pope Francis, through his recent Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, is asking the whole of humanity to trust in the teaching of Christ and his Church for our future. He wants all people to experience an authentic love, particularly through the Sacrament of Marriage, and to find out for themselves that the sexual revolution does not satisfy our longings. Rather, it inhibits us and restricts our freedom; enslaving us in an endless cycle of pain, misery and hurt.
But the Church offers us hope, and by writing this Exhortation Pope Francis is building the foundations of a solid response to the sexual revolution. It is a response that invites all people to an encounter with Christ and his Church in order to experience the true meaning of a real, authentic and free love.
The Church has the answer, we just need to believe in it.