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Vienna (Catholic News Service) -- Continued research into pornography show its ill effects on women and all of society, according to speakers May 16 at the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation 2014 Summit in Vienna, a Washington, U.S.A. suburb. Based on her research, Gail Dines has concluded, "We have basically let the media and the pornographers become the sex educators" and that "the Internet has made boys porn-ready for dating." Dines is a sociology professor at Wheelock College in Boston and the founding president of Stop Porn Culture. Dines, who considers herself a feminist, lashed out at how culture has…
Download this video and play this in all masses to celebrate the 48th World Communications Day on June 1, 2014.   Second, in line with this celebration, there will be a Second Collection in all masses.  20 percent of the proceeds will be used for the pastoral projects of the Episcopal Commission on Social Communications while the rest will be used for your Diocesan Ministry of Social Communications.  Please remit your contributions to your dioceses / archdioceses.   I thank you wholeheartedly for your support and assistance to a worthy cause that always seeks to update the faithful on the…


Truth, Beauty, and Comic Books. #CapforStrat and Lessons Learned from Superheroes
USA ( - Like every other kind of fictional genre, comics have the power to spark the imagination and restore a sense of beauty. Their fantastic heroes, villains, and sweeping mythologies have become for us a paradigm for how we can find goodness in a world that often seems bleak. For one comic fan, the English Catholic intellectual and author Stratford Caldecott, those values became a real life joy when his daughter Sophie began the #CapforStrat campaign to bring a screening of Captain America: The Winter Soldier into the Caldecott home during the last days of his life and struggle…
A Vietnamese priest in the list of 100 Information Heroes
( - The Redemptorist Vietnamese priest, Fr. Anton Ngoc Than, who works with Vietnam Redemptorist News, a Catholic news service, was included in the list of 100 Information Heroes. This list was drawn up by the organization Reporters without Frontiers, on the World Day for Freedom of the Press, celebrated on May 3, 1014. This is a recognition of Fr. Anton’s courageous work which helps to promote freedom by “seeking, receiving and diffusing information and ideas through every means without regard to frontiers,” as defined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Changes afoot at the Portal
(PCCS).-The Web Portal of the Holy See,, which receives on average half-a-million hits per month, has recently made some interesting changes to its interface. Unlike traditional home pages which invite the visitor to select a language, recognizes the language settings of your browser and welcome you to the site in that language. The first page is now designed with two menu areas on the left-hand-side, corresponding to the Holy Father and the Church’s teaching Magisterium; whilst the second menu area offers the visitor multimedia information regarding the Holy Father and the Vatican Curia (under the concepts of «…

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