- Mar 4, 2021
Father George W. Rutler has stepped aside from his duties as pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Manhattan after a security guard at the church alleged he sexually assaulted her in his office.
A former colleague of Attorney General William Barr is backing a letter from three Catholic bishops asking Barr to aggressively pursue anti-obscenity prosecutions in the wake of increased traffic to online pornography sites with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Amid the global coronavirus outbreak, the Catholic Church has expanded its digital footprint through online Masses and prayers, but at the same time the porn industry has also sought to increase its new stay-at-home audience, something a former Vatican spokesman criticized as immoral and derogatory toward women.
Bishop Gregory L. Parkes of St. Petersburg has declared Feb. 23 as Safe Haven Sunday, a day when parishes in the diocese set aside time to address “the pervasive problem of pornography and its devastating effects on marriages and families.”
A powerful new documentary on sex trafficking, being shown in select theaters Jan. 23 only and then for a month at churches that sign up to host a screening, makes its intentions clear from the outset.
Pope Francis called Thursday for Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Google and other tech companies to urgently take measures to remove child porn from the web and prevent children from accessing pornography online.
Student activists say Notre Dame is refusing to adopt an anti-porn filter for its on-campus WiFi system.
A new program called STRIVE aims to help “any Christian man who wants to break free from porn,” said its founder, Matt Fradd.