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I was stunned/shocked to hear Bishop Morlino died. I only spent one evening with him, but I considered him a friend . . . and a fellow traveler. Needless to say, the Church lost a stalwart who was willing to call things like they are. It's a terrible blow.

Ceiling. Trastevere

In case you missed it: Young people are having less sex. The MSM is calling it a "sex recession" (gotta put a negative spin on it). Excerpt:

From 1991 to 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Youth Risk Behavior Survey finds, the percentage of high-school students who'd had intercourse dropped from 54 to 40 percent. In other words, in the space of a generation, sex has gone from something most high-school students have experienced to something most haven't. (And no, they aren't having oral sex instead–that rate hasn't changed much.)
Meanwhile, the U.S. teen pregnancy rate has plummeted to a third of its modern high.

Of course, there are plenty of explanations, including some disturbing ones:

From 1992 to 2014, the share of American men who reported masturbating in a given week doubled, to 54 percent, and the share of women more than tripled, to 26 percent. Easy access to porn is part of the story, of course; in 2014, 43 percent of men said they'd watched porn in the past week.

It might just be part of the dumbing down of western culture.

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