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By Deacon Greg Kandra, Patheos, Sept. 4, 2019
“Pornography is a big struggle, but no one talks about it.”
That’s the head-turning message by a young Catholic priest who has launched a movement on social media.
Fr. Cassidy Stinson (a.k.a. @TheHappyPriest) is a newly ordained priest of the Diocese of Richmond with a penchant for social media. Convicted there’s value to digital community building, he puts a fair amount of time and energy into his well-curated profiles.
On July 27, he sent this tweet:
Such a direct approach might seem to some to come out of nowhere, but Fr. Cassidy explains, “I kept noticing patterns. Very early on in my assignment I found this sin would be a particular part of my ministry as a confessor. For a lot of young people, pornography is a big struggle but no one talks about it. The sense of isolation only intensifies their challenges.” ….