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Father James Jackson, FSSP, delivers the homily at the funeral Mass for slain Boulder police officer Eric Talley on March 29, 2021, at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Colorado

Father James Jackson pleads guilty in child pornography case

Jun 8, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Prosecutors will seek the mandatory minimum of five years in prison when Jackson is sentenced Sept. 11. Read more


Congress must act against online child exploitation, U.S. bishops say

Jun 8, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

“Online child exploitation threatens the safety and well-being of our young people and destroys families and communities,” the bishops said... Read more

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Report: Twitter fails to block some child pornography  

Jun 5, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The social media website Twitter has apparently failed to block images of child sexual abuse, with researchers detecting illegal pornographic... Read more

Father James Jackson, FSSP, delivers the homily at the funeral Mass for slain Boulder police officer Eric Talley on March 29, 2021, at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver.

Trial date set in June for Father James Jackson’s child pornography case

May 24, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The federal child pornography case against Providence, Rhode Island, priest Father James Jackson is scheduled to begin on June 20. Read more


Retired St. Louis priest gets prison time for child pornography charges

Jan 11, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Vincentian Father James T. Beighlie, who ministered in St. Louis until 2021, was sentenced this week to five years in... Read more


Retired St. Louis priest admits to possessing child pornography

Oct 13, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A retired Vincentian priest who ministered in St. Louis until last year pleaded guilty Wednesday to possessing thousands of images... Read more

Father James Jackson, FSSP, appearing at a Nov. 15 arraignment before the Rhode Island District Court.

Details emerge about Father James Jackson's alleged pre-trial release violations

Oct 3, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The Rhode Island priest is awaiting trial on federal child pornography charges. 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

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson testifies on her nomination to become an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on March 22, 2022.

Here's how Ketanji Brown Jackson defended her record for sentencing child porn offenders

Mar 22, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson began the second day of her confirmation hearings by responding to claims that she... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square after the Wednesday general audience, June 1, 2016.

Pope Francis: Governments must act urgently against child pornography

Nov 12, 2021

By Courtney Mares

‘The groups responsible behave like mafias,’ the pope said. 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

Pope Francis on May 29, 2019.

Pope Francis lifts pontifical secret from legal proceedings of abuse trials of clerics

Dec 17, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis declared Tuesday that the pontifical secret will no longer apply in cases of accusations and trials involving abuse... Read more

Child  at high risk of being trafficked and abused.

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

St. Peter's Dome.

Ex-Vatican diplomat found guilty of child porn charges

Jun 23, 2018

By Elise Harris

At the close of his civil trial in the Vatican, former Holy See diplomat Msgr. Carlo Alberto Capella was found... Read more

Former Vatican diplomat to face trial for possession of child pornography

Jun 11, 2018

Former Vatican diplomat Msgr. Carlo Alberto Capella is facing trial this month after having been indicted by the Holy See... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican arrests priest under investigation for possession of child porn

Apr 7, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Saturday Vatican police arrested former Vatican diplomat Fr. Carlo Alberto Capella, who has been under investigation for the violation... Read more

Child pornography charges increasing in Japan

Mar 26, 2018

Japan’s National Police Agency has reported that investigations for the possession and distribution of child pornography reached record levels in... Read more

Blake Lively.

Watch Blake Lively's powerful speech against child pornography

May 1, 2017

In a deeply emotional speech in New York, award winning actress Blake Lively shone a spotlight on the crisis of... Read more


Philippines blocks websites over child pornography concerns

Jan 16, 2017

The Philippines government has blocked several commonly accessed pornography websites, on both desktop and portable devices, citing child pornography laws.  Read more

Louisiana priest immediately suspended after child porn arrest

Jul 28, 2016

Father Felix David Broussard, a priest of the Diocese of Lafayette, La., was arrested yesterday for allegedly possessing more than... Read more