The human desire for sex, however, is one created for procreation. For the preservation of the human race, and for the creation of families. With the sole exception of the age of consent, none of the issues at question is genitive. Homosexuality begets no progeny, nor does bestiality.
We Catholics must recognize that the world around us has largely elected to embrace, even to celebrate, sin. The only rational response we may make is to strengthen and deepen our prayer lives.
We have endless resources in pursuit of this goal:
- Pray the Rosary, at least daily.
- Pray the morning offering.
- Pray the Divine Office. Yes, it takes a good deal of time. You have more important things to do?
- Make the Confiteor a daily prayer. I tend to use the older, longer version, which is in the Baltimore Catechism.
- Pray whenever the least thought of prayer enters your mind.
Pray for your family, Pray with your family. Never miss Sunday Mass, but find your way to daily Mass, too, when you can do so. Make your confession regularly, so you may receive the Eucharist in a state of grace, as is required.
Keep the Friday penance. Abstinence and fasting were never rescinded, contrary to what many believe. It is a small thing to do without meat on Friday, yet a thing which reminds us of who we are, and reminds us that sacrifices are a part of our faith.
Our society is deeply sinful. We cannot fix it, other than by first doing all we can to fix ourselves. Increase your prayer, and it will increase your piety. Increased piety is a barrier to sin. We need our weapons, such as the Rosary, and our shields, which are the many prayers we offer.
May God have mercy on us, and on the whole world.