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Panel explains how state laws can help parents shield kids from online sexual material

Jul 9, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

“Parents need better laws to back them up,” Clare Morell, a senior policy analyst for the Ethics and Public Policy... Read more


Nearly one-third of U.S. states now require age verification for porn sites

May 20, 2024

By Daniel Payne

A total of 16 U.S. states have passed and/or will soon enact laws that order porn websites to verify that... Read more

Bree Solstad, a young woman who previously produced and acted in the pornography industry, is among the adult converts who entered the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil this year on March 30, 2024.

Former porn actress embraces Catholic faith after trip to Italy that changed her life

Bree Solstad, who previously produced and acted in the pornography industry, is among the adult converts who entered the Catholic... Read more

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Pornhub disables website in Texas rather than comply with state’s age verification law

Mar 15, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Pornhub, one of the largest pornography websites in the world, has ceased offering its website in Texas rather than comply... Read more

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European Union says Pornhub must comply with age verification, safety rules

Dec 22, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The ruling by the EU means Pornhub and other high-traffic porn sites will have to “adopt specific measures to empower... Read more

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki of Cologne. Credit:

German cardinal disappointed over staff’s attempts to access pornography 

Aug 21, 2023

By AC Wimmer

“I stand firmly with Pope Francis, who unequivocally condemns [pornography] and warns of its insidious dangers,” Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki... Read more

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Report: Age verification laws have driven top porn site to shut down in multiple states 

Aug 9, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Three states that recently passed laws requiring adult-content websites to confirm users are 18 has led a popular porn site... Read more


Utah’s bill protecting minors prompts porn site to block access to entire state 

May 2, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

A Utah bill that is designed to prevent minors from accessing pornography online is set to go into effect on... Read more


New online platform fights porn addiction under the patronage of Blessed Carlo Acutis

Apr 18, 2023

By Solène Tadié

The initiative SOS Porn Deliverance seeks to show people the good news that with God, freedom is possible. Read more


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


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


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

Archibshop Gregory Aymond.

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