Christus Vivit 79: Exploiting The Young

Chapter Three of Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation discusses the reality that young people are exploited. You can access the full document on this link at the Vatican site.

79. Our present-day culture exploits the image of the young. Beauty is associated with a youthful appearance, cosmetic treatments that hide the traces of time. Young bodies are constantly advertised as a means of selling products. The ideal of beauty is youth, but we need to realize that this has very little to do with young people. It only means that adults want to snatch youth for themselves, not that they respect, love and care for young people.

Not to mention the abuse of the young … Any thoughts on this?

The text in color is © Copyright – Libreria Editrice Vaticana

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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2 Responses to Christus Vivit 79: Exploiting The Young

  1. Liam says:

    A secular resource to consider is Mark Greif’s essay, “Afternoon of the Sex Children” (contains what is typically called adult language, but the essay is a recursive meditation on the self-serving nature of adults in this regard, hence why my memory of it resonated with this blog host’s comments above). Link to follow separately, given moderation of links….

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