One of the things we offered last Lent, but which got cancelled as we experienced the shut-downs caused by the initial response to Covid, was the showing of the INFORMED videos. INFORMED is an informational series about the problem of pornography. Ironically, but not
surprisingly, porn usage has increased during the heightened isolation brought on by the Covid pandemic. The videos are not just for those who personally struggle with pornography.
PORNOGRAPHY IS A BIG PROBLEM!
Why should you come to the INFORMED series? Consider these statistics:
-The average age for first exposure to pornography is 8 years old!
-Every second 28,258 internet users are viewing pornography online, and 372
internet users are typing sexual terms into search engines
-Every 38 minutes a new pornographic video is being produced in the United States
-There are 420 million pornographic webpages online right now!
-There are 68 million daily porn search engine requests (25% of all search engine requests)
-On average, there are 4.5 billion pornographic emails sent each day
-There are 100,000 child pornography websites worldwide
We cannot afford to bury our heads in the sand and pretend that pornography isn’t a big problem. Learn what you can do to protect and help yourself and your family. (Remember that if you are struggling with the weight of sin from pornography, that Jesus is always ready to heal and forgive you in the Sacrament of Confession.) The Beads & Brew Men’s Prayer Group will be hosting the showing of INFORMED on Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm in the parish hall. Starting the first Tuesday in Lent, February 23rd and running for five consecutive Tuesdays; March 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd. There are five installments and each one stands on its own.
The seating in the parish hall provides the appropriate social distancing and those coming will need to wear a face mask. Doors open at 6:30, and will be locked at 7 pm.