We pledge to support adult faith formation without weakening our commitment to our other essential educational ministries.
This pastoral plan guides the implementation of this pledge and commitment.
They must be women and men of prayer whose faith is alive and vital, grounded in a deep commitment to the person and message of Jesus.§ 3 § The Church's pastoral ministry exists to sustain the work of the Gospel.
There is disagreement over whether cybersex is a form of infidelity.among lovers who are geographically separated, or among individuals who have no prior knowledge of one another and meet in virtual spaces or cyberspaces and may even remain anonymous to one another.In some contexts cybersex is enhanced by the use of a webcam to transmit real-time video of the partners.There are a number of popular, commercial webcam websites that allow people to openly masturbate on camera while others watch them.Using similar sites, couples can also perform on camera for the enjoyment of others.We will trust the capacity of prayer and sacrament to open their eyes to the presence and love of Christ. We will invite them to live and share this Good News in the world.§ 10 § This is the way for us to acknowledge the life-giving power and evangelizing dynamic of encountering Jesus today—just as the two disciples felt their hearts burn within them and returned in haste to Jerusalem to tell their story of meeting Jesus.§ 11 § Why were their hearts burning? While it does not involve physical contact, critics claim that the powerful emotions involved can cause marital stress, especially when cybersex culminates in an Internet romance.In several known cases, Internet adultery became the grounds for which a couple divorced.To grow in discipleship throughout life, all believers need and are called to build vibrant parish and diocesan communities of faith and service.§ 4 § Such communities cannot exist without a strong, complete, and systematic catechesis for all its members. By "complete and systematic" we mean a catechesis that nurtures a profound, lifelong conversion of the whole person and sets forth a comprehensive, contemporary synthesis of the faith,.