Posts Tagged ‘Pornography’

Pornography proof kids and patron saints Comments 0

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Lately I’ve been writing about — and hearing heart-wrenching accounts of —  people struggling with pornography addiction. It’s rampant in our culture in the West. The deeper I dig into the statistics and the anecdotes, the more I’m realizing that it is very much a cross-cultural issue, and that even as the internet has transcended geographical boundaries Read more

Pornography and the curse of total sexual freedom Comments 0

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

The most recent issue of Time Magazine features a fascinating and deeply troubling article on the prevalence of pornography in our culture. The focus of the piece is on the generation of young men now coming of age, the first generation who grew up with unlimited access to hardcore pornography on the Internet. The statistics Read more

Exposing kids to porn is child abuse, Aussie bishops say Comments 1

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Exposure to pornography harms children so much that it should be considered child abuse, Australia’s Catholic bishops have said. A commission of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference gave a statement to a senate committee in their nation last month. The committee was making an inquiry into the harm of Internet pornography. “Children have a right Read more

Men struggle with porn addiction, some women want to feed it Comments 0

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
Porn hook

There is good news and bad news about pornography this week. The bad news is that women are clamouring for a fair share of the porn industry; the good news is that men are deserting that pigsty. These are very broad strokes, but the details are equally disturbing and encouraging. First, the women. It is Read more

Pornography, US bishops and feminists Comments 0

Friday, November 27th, 2015

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
Child with surprised face in front of laptop.

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

Hilton Worldwide to remove hotel room pornography Comments 0

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

An advocacy group has reported that hotel and resort chain Hilton Worldwide is to remove on-demand pornography from its hotel rooms. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation publicly thanked Hilton Worldwide for this. In 2012, Catholic law professor Robert George of Princeton teamed up with prominent Muslim intellectual Shaykh Hamza Yusuf in writing letters to Read more

Porn and the shaping of our brains Comments 0

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

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

App developed to help young people battling pornography Comments 0

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
Victory app resized

US Catholic leaders working with youth have developed an app to help young people battling with an addiction to pornography. The app, named “Victory”, is based on a calendar system, where the user can mark with colours the days they were victorious over porn or had a setback. White means they were victorious, grey means Read more

Pornography, violence and entitlement Comments 0

Friday, June 5th, 2015

A young woman stands in a room with several men around her. She tells the men that she is taking women’s studies at university. They respond by grabbing her throat to silence her. They move onto slapping her and pulling off her clothes. The scene that follows is too graphic to recount. After the men Read more