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Rampant porn use causing ‘toxic lack of masculinity,’ Catholic speaker warns

Jan 11, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Nearly three out of four teens have used pornography, with 12 being the average age of first exposure, a new... Read more

Monsignor Stephen Rossetti has gained thousands of followers on social media after sharing the wisdom he has gained as an exorcist on online platforms.

Exorcist says porn addiction ‘an opening to the demonic,’ despite German priest’s controversial denials

Dec 1, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Monsignor Stephen Rossetti, an exorcist for the Archdiocese of Washington, has been a licensed psychologist for 30 years. Read more

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German priest contradicts pope and backs pornography as sexual ‘relief’ for celibates

Nov 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

A priest of the Diocese of Münster, Father Hermann Backhaus, said he also considers it a “very strong” statement to... Read more

Pope Francis speaking to seminarians at the Vatican, Oct. 26, 2022

Pope Francis warns seminarians that the vice of pornography ‘weakens the soul’

Oct 26, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis warned seminarians this week about how the vice of digital pornography “weakens the priestly heart.” Read more

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Visa, Mastercard pause ad buys with Pornhub following controversy

Aug 5, 2022

By Edie Heipel

On Thursday, Visa and Mastercard temporarily suspended ad purchases with Pornhub and its parent company, MindGeek, after the latest court... Read more

Pope Francis meets members of the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE) on June 10, 2022

Pope Francis: Pornography is ‘a threat to public health’

Jun 10, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis also spoke about the challenges facing families today. Read more

Pornography producer sentenced to 20 years for sex trafficking

Jun 15, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

One of the pornographers in the production company GirlsDoPorn was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Monday for sex... Read more

NGO praises Mastercard for trying to curb illegal pornography

Apr 16, 2021

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation praised the credit card association Mastercard for implementing new policies to curb illegal pornography. Read more

Archdiocese of Baltimore to highlight resources to fight porn

Mar 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Archdiocese of Baltimore has set aside the weekend of March 13-14 as a time to focus on the dangers... Read more

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NGO names ‘Dirty Dozen’ top contributors to sexual exploitation

Feb 23, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) on Tuesday announced its annual “Dirty Dozen” ranking of the top mainstream contributors... Read more

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New Orleans archbishop: Priest's desecration of altar 'demonic'

Oct 9, 2020

The Archbishop of New Orleans said Friday that a priest’s filming of a pornographic videotape atop a church’s altar was... Read more

Why a porn magnate funds an international abortion agency

May 17, 2020

By Perry West

After a pornography tycoon donated millions to an international abortion group, one non-profit youth initiative warned of a dangerous link... Read more

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Bishops urge DOJ to confront the porn industry, protect porn’s victims

May 5, 2020

With pornographic website traffic spiking while countries remain on lockdown, the bishops of the United States are urging the Justice... Read more

How going online might help you stop watching porn

Apr 11, 2020

By Perry West

Watching online videos leads many men to pornography addiction. But now one set of online videos aims to lead them... Read more

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Sen. Sasse calls for Justice Department to investigate PornHub

Mar 10, 2020

Senator Ben Sasse called on the Attorney General to investigate the website Pornhub on Monday. The senator said the site had promoted videos... Read more

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Prosecute pornographers for obscenity, Congressmen tell AG

Dec 6, 2019

By Matt Hadro

Four members of Congress have requested that the Department of Justice use obscenity laws already on the statute books to prosecute... Read more

Pope Francis hosts a pizza party for sick children in Vatican City on Dec. 17, 2017.

Pope Francis: Tech companies have a responsibility to protect children

Nov 14, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a speech to the head of major global tech companies, Pope Francis said Thursday that protecting children from evils... Read more

Australia proposes face-recognition program to fight underage porn access

Oct 28, 2019

A government department in Australia has proposed the use of a face recognition system to curb underage access to online... Read more

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Millionaire pornographers charged with sex trafficking in California

Oct 11, 2019

The owners and two employees of two related pornography websites were charged in federal court with sex trafficking on Thursday,... Read more

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Children at risk from porn, trafficking, gender identity, summit hears

Oct 9, 2019

By Matt Hadro

Advocates for children, parents, and women’s rights all spoke out against growing threats of the sexualization of children at a... Read more