Posts Tagged ‘Porn’

Pornography, US bishops and feminists Comments 0

Friday, November 27th, 2015
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Naming it “corrosive” and a “dark” sign of contemporary American culture, the U.S. Catholic bishops approved a document this week condemning the production and use of pornography as a mortal sin. Reaction from the bishops’ critics didn’t take long. Some said the bishops themselves have very serious problems with pornography; others pointed out the not-so-distant Read more

Pornography is harmless? Think again Comments 0

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
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Pornography may be defined as “the depiction of erotic behavior (sexual display in pictures or writing) that is intended to cause sexual excitement” in the viewer.(1) Over the past decade there has been a large increase in the pornographic material that is available to both adults and children. Mainstream pornography use has grown common because Read more

Porn and the shaping of our brains Comments 0

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
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Porn, and the way it is shaping our individual and collective cultural mindset, has moved on dramatically since I last wrote on the subject for this title six years ago. Sexually explicit material is no longer on the fringes of our culture; it’s in the mainstream. Yet while the ‘dirty secret’ about porn is well Read more

Boys’ addictions — porn, video games, ritalin Comments 0

Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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In the UK today, a young person is more likely to have a television in their bedroom than a father in their house by the end of their childhood. And even if fathers are around, their sons don’t engage with them much: boys spend 44 hours in front of a TV, smartphone or computer screen Read more

Is pornography addiction real? Comments 0

Friday, November 7th, 2014
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Maybe we should ask the experts–those seeking help. There is much debate about whether or not pornography is addictive. Pornography addiction is controversial even among professional therapists. This debate heated up when the Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic Statistical Manual for Psychiatric Disorders (DSM-V) for therapists did not include sexual addiction as a clinical diagnosis. Read more

Church cannot shy away from talking about sex Comments 0

Friday, November 22nd, 2013
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A common activity in youth work is to use the day’s newspapers to help start a discussion with young people. I can only imagine the apprehension of any church youth leaders using this activity last Wednesday. The Daily Mail headline, ‘Minister: My fear for boys warped by porn’ could have produced a rather uncomfortable conversation. Read more

Christ and a growing rural addiction Comments 0

Friday, October 25th, 2013
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Pastoral Letter Most Rev Gerard J Holohan Bishop of Bunbury 29th September 2013 The Rural Financial Counselling Service reported recently that the number of rural people within Western Australia succumbing to internet pornography addiction, drug use and depression, is growing. Research shows internet pornography addiction to be a rapidly growing problem across Australia and overseas. Read more

Hotels and the pornography plague Comments 1

Friday, September 13th, 2013
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A bit more than a year ago, we wrote on Public Discourse a letter we had sent to the chief executive officers of our nation’s largest hotel chains, respectfully asking them to stop offering pornography in their hotel rooms. “We are, respectively, a Christian and a Muslim, but we appeal to you not on the Read more

The problem with porn Comments 0

Friday, May 24th, 2013
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Technology has enabled the proliferation of pornography, making it so pervasive that it has become the main sex educator for many young people. This is a profound problem because it gives a distorted view of sexuality and human relations, predominantly involves violence against women and encourages hazardous practices. It is causing young people confusion and Read more

50% of all child sex abuse cases linked to online porn Comments 0

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
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The Deputy Children’s Commissioner Sue Berelowitz, in her study of sexual exploitation by urban gangs found that the “use and impact” of pornography was a major factor in 48 percent of interviews with abuse victims and perpetrators. The highly easy access of porn online skewed young people’s views about what is “acceptable, required or expected” Read more