October 17, 2014
By Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie
The synod meeting in Rome, convened by Pope Francis on October 5, seeks ways to meet the pastoral needs of marriages and families.One objective of the summit, which runs for two weeks, is to find ways to better communicate the meaning of marriage, and its value.
I have been working on that myself for years, and I can attest to the difficulty.
I am a physician, and I teach sex-ed to hundreds of eighth graders every year. I like to think it’s the most vitally important class they’ll attend that year, and maybe the most important during their careers at school.
My husband says "Chastity Day," the morning program organized by our local archdiocese and attended by all the Catholic school eighth graders, is unattractively named. Certainly the term “chastity” is almost universally misunderstood, and causes hysterical titters in our middle school audience.