Available in five languages, the site is entitled 'The meeting point, the adventure of love'The Vatican has launched a new website focusing on sex education for young people.
Available in five languages, the site entitled “The meeting point, the adventure of love” offers an educational itinerary in love and sexuality that aims to assist young people to discover the beauty of the reciprocal gift of self and the search for it through the gift of body and soul.”
Drawing on Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation,Amoris Laetitia, and developed by the Pontifical Council for the Family, its material was developed by the Spanish Bishops Conference’s sub-commission for the family and the defence of life, under Bishop Mario Iceta of Bilbao.
The project also aims to respond to needs identified by bishops during their ad limina visits as well as those of family movements and associations working for the evangelisation and pastoral care of families.
“This vocation to love is a fundamental task of parents,” said Bishop Vincent Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family. However, parents can also count on assistance from various moral and educational communities, e.g. at school, from teachers, as well as the collaboration of other members of the ecclesial community including the parish with its priests and catechists as well as other Christian faithful.”
Based on the observation that sex education today is handicapped by “various means of social communication” such as virtual communities and social networks, young people today lack “useful criteria for distinguishing the truth about the good of human sexuality,” explained Bishop Paglia during the launch of the program at World Youth Day in Krakow.
Structured around five chapters, the lessons draws on the metaphor of a tent “at the point of departure and the objective” of the itinerary. The aim is to enable the young person to discover aspects of his or her own personality, including the body, sexuality, feelings, freedom, will as well as the moral dimension as elements comprising a tent with its roof, cords, pegs, as well as a door.
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