Each week, the pastor of the parish in which St. Basil's High School is located comes to the school and offers a joint catechism lesson to the female and male students who are seated in opposite sides of the gymnasium. It's all so very much late-1950s'-ish.
This particular week--the week when a school dance that used to be called a "mixer" is to be held--the pastor devotes his weekly catechesis to the topic of the deadly sin of "Lust":
Because man is a composite being, spirit and body, there already exists a certain tension in him; a certain struggle of tendencies between "spirit" and "flesh" develops. But in fact this struggle belongs to the heritage of sin. It is a consequence of sin and at the same time a confirmation of it. It is part of the daily experience of the spiritual battle....
The "pure in heart" are promised that they will see God face to face and be like him. Purity of heart is the precondition of the vision of God. Even now it enables us to see according to God, to accept others as "neighbors"; it lets us perceive the human body - ours and our neighbor's - as a temple of the Holy Spirit, a manifestation of divine beauty. (2516, 2519)
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