‘The Scourge of Pornography’ by Bishop DiMarzio

March 25, 2015 – Excerpted from “Put Out Into the Deep,” Bishop DiMarzio’s column in The Tablet

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,

As we begin Holy Week, with the celebration of Palm Sunday, sometimes called Passion Sunday, we recognize that a modern-day passion event is unfolding in our society. The release of the movie version of the book “Fifty Shades of Grey” has brought to our national attention a problem that has been brewing for over a generation, which is the justification and mainstreaming of pornography.

Christian anthropology understands that human nature and our sexual nature must be treated with consummate care, otherwise it can lead to our downfall. In the garden of paradise, Adam and Eve’s recognition that they are naked is a consequence of the loss of original innocence due to sin which was not intended by God but because of our first parents’ pride and disobedience.

Read the full text of the Bishop’s column on The Tablet website.