In today’s  On the Square ,  Bishop Conley discusses how Ariel Castro’s pornography addiction contributed to the dulling of his moral sense:

Ariel Castro belongs in prison. Last week, he was sentenced to serve more than one thousand years. But despite the depths of his depravity, when Castro stood shackled in a Cleveland courtroom, he confessed a common American problem. “I believe I am addicted to porn,” he said, “to the point where I am impulsive, and I just don’t realize that what I am doing is wrong.”

Read the rest here . For related reading, check out  Helen Rittelmeyer ‘s April 2013 piece, “The Language of Addiction Takes Over.”

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