December 7, 2006
The young man is not from Canada but is a recent immigrant from South America. He says he finds his Canadian friends very repressed about sex. He explains that at home kids are relaxed about the subject and speak freely to their parents about it all. He finds our attitude hard to understand. I shrug my shoulders. “In your country, people must have stopped listening to the Church a long time ago.” I doubt he understands. I think to myself “Of course, how laid-back would your family be if your girlfriend were a boyfriend?” Some hang-ups are, after all, international.