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Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on July 19, 2016.

What Catholics have to say about the GOP platform

Jul 19, 2016

By Adelaide Mena, Matt Hadro

The detailed platform adopted by the Republican Party this week received mixed reactions among Catholics for its positions.    Read more

Why Starbucks and McDonald's are blocking porn from their WiFi

Jul 19, 2016

Two of the largest chain restaurants with free WiFi in the United States, McDonald’s and Starbucks, are adding pornography filters... Read more

Kids being exposed to porn is abuse, Australian bishops say

Apr 7, 2016

Exposure to pornography harms children to such an extent it should be considered child abuse, Australia’s Catholic bishops said in... Read more

Sweeping vote in Utah labels porn dangerous to public health

Mar 15, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

Utah's state legislature recently passed a resolution warning about the harm pornography does to individuals, families and society.  Read more

The new celibacy: How porn may be destroying the impetus for sex

Jan 3, 2016

By Mary Farrow

One of music artist John Mayer's most signature songs is “Daughters,” a sweet and simple tribute to the importance of... Read more

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If you struggle with porn, the Church can help, US bishops say

Dec 28, 2015

For the first time, U.S. bishops have issued a historical pastoral letter specifically addressing the global crisis of pornography, looking... Read more

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Struggle with porn? The Church can help you, US bishops say

Nov 29, 2015

For the first time, U.S. bishops have issued a historical pastoral letter specifically addressing the global crisis of pornography, looking... Read more

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Confronting the porn epidemic: a major goal for the US bishops

Nov 19, 2015

In a historic statement outlining the challenges pornography poses to the family and individuals as well as the tools available... Read more

Hilton hotels worldwide to remove on-demand porn

Aug 22, 2015

International hotel and resort chain Hilton Worldwide has changed its policies to eliminate on-demand video pornography from its hotel rooms... Read more

A women's shelter or a graveyard – how '50 Shades of Grey' ends in real life

Feb 11, 2015

By Mary Farrow

Valentine’s Day plans do not typically include domestic abuse.  Read more

Woman in the Soho red light district in London, April 6, 2014.

Who can help end women's sexual exploitation? Christian men

Oct 29, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Men – particularly men within the Christian church – have a crucial role in changing cultural attitudes surrounding the sexual... Read more

Philadelphia priest placed on immediate leave following arrest

Oct 27, 2014

A 55-year-old priest in Philadelphia was placed on immediate administrative leave after being arrested on child pornography charges.    Read more

Pornography recovery program helps 'fight the new drug'

Jul 23, 2014

The co-founder and executive director of an organization that fights pornography addiction among youth says he sees a need to... Read more

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Reject pornography to protect families, encourages Virginia bishop

Mar 6, 2014

Bishop Paul Loverde of Arlington, Va., has urged fathers to protect themselves and their children from pornography’s “relentless assault,” stressing... Read more

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US bishops to address 'pervasive' challenges of pornography

Nov 12, 2013

The U.S. bishops have overwhelmingly approved the creation of a statement on pornography to address the “serious pastoral challenges” and... Read more

Similarity between porn, drug addictions 'not surprising'

Sep 29, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

The co-founder of a pornography addiction recovery program said that a recent Cambridge study showing identical brain activity in addicts... Read more

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Hotel chain ends porn channels over human trafficking link

Sep 5, 2013

Citing connections to human trafficking, a major Scandinavian hotel chain has announced that it is eliminating pornography channels from its... Read more

Bishop James D. Conley in Rome, Italy, May 4, 2012.

Bishop says porn use starts with loneliness, 'yearning for love'

Aug 7, 2013

Reflecting on the pornography addiction of a man recently sentenced for the abduction of three women, Bishop James Conley said... Read more

Britain's online porn ban hailed as sensible solution

Jul 29, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

A British plan to apply family-friendly filters to internet connections by default has drawn praise as a thoughtful way to... Read more

Rep. Frank R. Wolf, (R-Virginia).

Congressman calls attention to human trafficking in US

May 6, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

In a recent Virginia forum, U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) highlighted the largely unknown problem of human trafficking within the... Read more