As Catholics, we understand the necessity of loving God above all else, and of loving our neighbour as ourselves. While these duties reign supreme in our spiritual lives, it is vital that we recognise the importance of letting ourselves be loved. Quite often, we work ourselves up into a frenzy in an attempt to love..
Our second podcast is a follow-up on masculinity, this time with an emphasis on prayer and how that affects and shapes us as men.
We are delighted to announce that Pure In Heart are now uploading podcasts on Soundcloud, our first Podcast is on Authentic Masculinity. What is Authentic Masculinity? Why is it in crisis today? What’s the way forward? MORE PURE IN HEART PODCASTS ARE AVAILABLE HERE
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re called to marriage. It’s also likely that you’ve never before considered marriage as something that must be prepared for. This is a little strange, as you’d study for an exam, train for a marathon, or practice for a job interview, so why not prepare yourself for this incomparably..
We always think of chastity in relation to our romantic relationships, but it applies to all of our relationships, including our friendships. Friendship is a relationship much neglected by the modern world. In TV shows, movies, and books, we witness romantic relationships placed on a pedestal for all to see, but only rarely does true..
Contraception is a hot topic in Catholic teaching. It is defined as; “The deliberate use of artificial methods or other techniques to prevent pregnancy as a consequence of sexual intercourse.” Despite how current a topic it is, contraception is nothing new. Thousands of years ago, Greeks and Egyptians used plants and dung to make spermicides…
Freedom is something everybody craves in today’s society. It’s one of the basic needs that every person requires. Freedom is in itself good, but what will we do with that freedom once we have it? Can we misuse it? Obviously, we can. So how should we use it? Well, there are two prevailing ways of..
How far is too far? This is a topic which is relevant and very important to discuss amongst young Catholics. Often this is a somewhat grey area, and the way in which this is perceived adds to this. The current state of society makes this a more complex task to perceive purity in a clear,..
Chastity is very misunderstood in today’s society, many people think of it as something that’s negative and outdated, and there are many misconceptions about it. For instance, it’s very often confused with Celibacy. Whereas Chastity is about saving sex for marriage, Celibacy is about totally abstaining from sex for life. Another common misconception is that..
Sexting is a modern trend that has exploded in recent years, especially with the introduction of smart phones. It has become so common in society but is still rarely talked about. So, what is sexting? Sexting involves people sending naked or provocative pictures or videos of themselves over their phones to their boyfriend/girlfriend, or even..