Posts Tagged ‘Pornography’

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 Related Posts:Privacy concerns as Apple plans Read more

Porn and media play part in sexual violence

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
Sexual violence

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 Related Posts:Children’s Read more

Pornography is morally acceptable say growing number of Americans

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Pornography is morally acceptable according to a greater proportion of Americans than ever before. The 43 percent proportion has increased more over the past year than in all other years this decade combined, according to Gallup Poll figures released last week. Read more Related Posts:Kiwis trash $3.1 billion of foodReports of harmful digital communication have Read more

Vatican exorcism course facing increasing demand

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

An exorcism course being held in Rome this week has drawn about 250 priests from dozens of countries. There is an increasing demand for exorcisms throughout the world. Topics the course covers include how to identify demonic possession, witchcraft in Africa, how to tell the difference between demonic possession and mental illness, and the rituals Read more

Chief censor says New Zealand needs to do more to tackle pornography problems

Monday, April 16th, 2018

The chief censor says New Zealand needs to take a societal approach to tackling the pervasive effects of porn, including further regulation. Family First national director Bob McCoskrie is calling for an expert panel to better understand the breadth and nature of the health and social issues created by pornography, and how to tackle it.  Continue reading Related Read more

Pornography more extreme, deviant and violent – Ministry of Health

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

New Zealand’s Ministry of Health wants more research into pornography because it has become “more extreme, deviant and violent over the last two decades.” The ministry was responding to a request from the Government and Administration Select Committee for a written submission on a petition it is considering which was presented in June 2017 by Family First’s Read more