Posts Tagged ‘Pornography’

Mayor clamps down on pot and sex shops to protect elderly churchgoers

Thursday, November 16th, 2023

The mayor of Sorrento, a town on Italy’s Amalfi coast, says new measures to ban erotic goods stores and cannabis shops in the city centre are to ensure the safety of everyone, including the elderly. “Think about ladies of a certain age who go to Mass,” said Coppola, who was elected in 2020 as part Read more

Schools struggling with sexual violence

Thursday, November 9th, 2023
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Sexual violence in schools is a very real problem. A report by ‘Let’s Talk Consent’ collected testimonies from 300 students. All had been victims of sexual assault at school. Let’s Talk Consent’s founder and report author, Genna Hawkins-Boulton, says victims were confident about reporting their assaults. However they often still found themselves in the same Read more

KiwiSaver investments in unethical stocks on the rise

Thursday, September 7th, 2023
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Passive investment strategies and index funds are having an adverse impact on the environment, animals and human welfare, according to Barry Coates. Coates is CEO of Mindful Money. Analysis conducted by Mindful Money reveals that of the $98 billion of KiwiSaver investments, a substantial $8.6 billion (8.9%) is now allocated to unethical stocks. This figure Read more

Life is a constant imbalance says Pope

Monday, October 31st, 2022

Life is a constant imbalance, because life is journeying and finding, Pope Francis recently told seminarians during and audience in Paul VI Hall, Rome. Elaborating, he said life was about finding good things that take people forward, and discovering things that unbalance us. Asked how to find a balance between the two, Francis suggested it Read more

Struggling with pornography?

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

Matt Fradd is an Australian-born Catholic lay speaker and author who specializes in digital pornography addiction. Founder and executive director of The Porn Effect, where he promotes a pornography accountability smartphone app to young people, Mr. Fradd was interviewed by telephone about his new book and the potential of Marian consecration to help fight pornography Read more

Zoom sued by church for Bible class hijacked by ‘sick’ porn

Monday, May 18th, 2020

One of San Francisco’s oldest churches has joined the chorus of complaints that Zooming is not safe – with a lawsuit claiming its bible study class was “Zoombombed” with pornography. “The footages were sick and sickening – portraying adults engaging in sex acts with each other and performing sex acts on infants and children, in Read more

Petition to close popular porn and trafficking website

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Human trafficking violations have led to a petition on to call for a popular porn website to be shut down and its executive held accountable. The 207,000-signature petition says: “We already have evidence, and it is just the tip of the iceberg. It’s time to shut down [this] super-predator site … and hold the Read more

NZ expert: Pornography the biggest addiction society has ever seen

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Auckland intimacy counsellor Angela Rennie has seen first-hand the devastating impact pornography has on relationships and individuals. “I would say it’s the biggest addiction society has seen and no one is really doing anything about it. The statistics are eye-opening, people are watching pornography from very young,” she says. Read more

Porn and media play part in sexual violence

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
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New Zealand has stubbornly high rates of sexual violence, despite feminist movements like #MeToo. Laura Walters looks at the the societal barriers to ending rape. The advent of online dating and aggressive porn increasingly appear to be a contributing factor to stubbornly high rates of sexual violence, according to new research. A series of studies Read more

Children’s Commissioner: porn most concerning issue for young people

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

During his two-year reign as the Children’s Commissioner, Andrew Becroft says pornography has been the most concerning issue among young New Zealanders reported to him. Becroft has welcomed a new report which looks into how and why children in New Zealand view online porn and does so by asking them directly. Continue reading