Well, my post Pornography - Gateway to Communion and Liberation, about the really bad CNA article on porn, is "trending" as they say.
And one of the commenters there has just said that McGuiness is right, we should indulge our desire for porn SO THAT we may feel remorse about how empty that desire actually is. Indeed, she argues, the whole point of the Parable of the Prodigal Son - a Parable Jesus Himself told us! - is that we OUGHT TO SIN so that we may feel remorse. And not only did I misunderstand this parable, but so (apparently) did St. Paul when he told the Romans that we are not to sin so that good may come.
But more than that, I am the Jealous Older Brother in the parable. I'm the one who "refuses to join the party" - meaning, in this case, I'm wrong and puritanical to get angry that other guys are masturbating to online porn while I do my best not to. Instead, I should "join the party". I should get off my high horse and sin. Who the heck do I think I am anyway?
I am very glad this article was written, for they're coming out of the woodwork. Christopher West's writings have smelled funny for a long time, but he's clever enough to spray some perfume to cover up the odd odor. But Matt McGuiness and his supporters are less skilled, less coy, less able to couch their true intent in fancy words that sound theological. Maybe they don't own the right kind of perfume.
For the point they're all really making is this - GIVE YOURSELF OVER TO SINS OF THE FLESH; IF YOU DON'T YOU'RE A PRUDE AND JESUS HIMSELF SAYS SO.
Yep, you can't make this stuff up.
And that's the state of the Church among "conservative Catholics" these days.
ADDENDUM - You know, I've been thinking. This heretical interpretation of the Parable of the Prodigal Son cannot be something Ms. Anonymous came up with on her own. It's apparently being preached or taught. It's probably a meme of sorts. It's most likely a part of the secret knowledge of the initiated, of the insiders who are getting the real-deal from Christopher West and his ilk. Well, I don't know the origin of it, but I can't believe it's with her.