Modesty. It’s a term that sounds outdated in our modern world, but it’s another great value that is underrated because its misunderstood. Most assume it means dressing like a granny and it only applies to women. Another misconception is that if you’re practising modesty, it’s because you lack confidence and have a negative attitude towards..
Q: What are some of the negative effects of watching pornography? Firstly, there are clear neurological effects that happen to the brain when watching pornography. During sex and sexual arousal men’s brains release chemicals called oxytocin and vasopressin. This creates a strong visual bond with what they are seeing. If we follow the Church’s teaching on..
Scientists have now discovered that our bodies release hormones during sex that bond us together. These hormones create strong emotional bonds that are designed to keep husband and wife together in a faithful relationship for life. You can think of them as emotional superglue. One of the main hormones that are released is Oxytocin. Oxytocin..
What is Love? Some people say it’s a feeling, others would say its an emotion, and to some it’s just a chemical reaction in the brain. While we can all describe love differently, deep down everyone has a desire to love and to be loved, in fact we were made for love. But its hard..
Pure In Heart had a brilliant weekend at the Youth 2000 Munster retreat in Killarney. Our presentation went down a storm with the young people there and we got great feedback. Roll on Youth 2000 Leinster in Wexford in 2 weeks time!
Chastity has a bad name in today’s culture, its seen as abnormal and repressive, and its often ridiculed and depicted as being outdated. St John Paul wrote that chastity is actually resented by the world. Many people believe that to save sex for marriage is to live a kind of repressed lifestyle, and in modern..
Everyone wants to be the best version of themselves, but most people don’t like something about themselves, usually it’s a part of their body. So many people have difficulty just accepting themselves. They think if I could only change this, or change that then I will be acceptable, then I will be lovable, then I’ll..
Today is the feast day of St. Augustine of Hippo. St. Augustine was born in 354 in Algeria. His father was a pagan while his mother was a devout Christian, and was later canonized, St. Monica. In his youth he lived an unchaste lifestyle with a number of lovers. It wasn’t until he was..
We had an amazing pilgrimage to Medjugorje for the Youth Festival last week. A group of 15 people from the Pure In Heart Community & Trinity College made the journey to Medj where we joined 80,000 other young people from around the world to pray and celebrate our faith!
Today, the 6th July, is the Feast Day of the Patron Saint of Pure In Heart, St Maria Goretti. Maria Goretti was born in Italy in 1890. When she was 11 years old she was attacked by her neighbour, a young man named Alessandro who tried to force himself on her. When Maria Goretti resisted,..