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British archbishop wants action against 'trivialisation of sex'
    Archbishop Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has announced a new teaching document on sex that warns that promiscuity is destabilising society, Catholic World News reports.
    Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Archbishop Cormac Murphy-O'Connor said people should respect 'the sanctity' of sex in the context of marriage and producing children. And he called for changing attitudes to sex to become 'a priority'.
    "We need to address the trivialisation of sex," he said. "It is a terrible thing in our country that people are being urged to use sex without any real meaning."
    He said the new document-- which has yet to be published-- will challenge the increasing "individualism" in a society in which people do not share a common sense of morality.
    The archbishop said: "Unfettered individualism is damaging. People think what is good for me and my truth is the only one that matters. Core values should be held by everyone."
   
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23-Nov-00