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Growth in pornography has corrosive effect on society

September 26, 2011
MARK PATTISON
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

A recently launched campaign, War on Illegal Pornography, is maintaining that divorce, violence against women, increased sex trafficking and porn addiction are just some of the unhealthy results of pornography.

In fact, the evidence of the harmful effects of pornography is so strong that it is now difficult to get permission to do research on the subject because it is clear that those who take part in the research will be harmed by watching pornography.

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Apple-picking monk

October 3, 2011

Bro. Columba Moujing picks apples at Ampleforth Benedictine Abbey.

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Vatican transformed into techie paradise

October 3, 2011

Looking at the centuries-old buildings and palaces, not many people would know the Vatican has become a techie paradise, a wonderland of modern equipment and know-how.

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Zambian president to implement Decalogue

October 3, 2011

Zambia's first elected Catholic president told members of his parish he will base his rule on the Ten Commandments.

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Half of college students drift from faith

October 3, 2011

While a new study of evangelical college students finds that up to half of them can drift from their faith while attending school, Catholics in campus ministry say that the findings are applicable to Catholic college students as well.

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Religious freedom includes freedom to act — bishop

October 3, 2011

True religious freedom includes allowing believers to contribute to their countries' political discussions and to allow their beliefs and morals to impact the way they engage in public life, said the Vatican's foreign minister.

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Pope urges Catholics in India to spread Gospel

October 3, 2011

Despite challenges, hardship and trials, Catholics in India must continue to evangelize, Pope Benedict said.

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Dublin has parish money to pay abuse victims

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

October 3, 2011

The Dublin Archdiocese has admitted that money from parishes has been transferred into a special fund used to compensate victims of clerical sex abuse.

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Pontiff's farm provides fresh meat, fruit, flowers

October 3, 2011

On any given day, the papal table may feature extra-virgin olive oil, lightly pasteurized milk, fresh eggs, free-range chicken, honey, apricots and peaches — all straight from the farm at the papal villa in Castel Gandolfo.

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Only the chaste person can truly love another

St. Francis de Sales

September 26, 2011
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Too often we regard chastity as a virtue that is mainly for the young. For it is in young people that sexual desires burn the hottest. As well, it is in unmarried girls and women that unchastity has the potential consequence of a pregnancy that leads many to either abortion or a life of poverty.

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