On March 2-3, the parishes of our diocese will observe Safe Haven Sunday, an initiative to raise awareness about the harmful impacts of pornography and how families can make their homes a safe haven for everyone.
Behavioral scientists and cybercrime experts talked to families about how digital distraction, pornography and the “online echo chamber” impact their lives, during one of the first panels at the international World Meeting of Families.
While the acceptability of porn still holds minority status in the United States, it has climbed to 43 percent, according to Gallup Poll figures released June 5. The number increased by 7 percent from last year’s figure.
Minnesota Catholic Conference is backing legislation that will create new fines and penalties and publicly recognizes the link between pornography and human trafficking as well as supporting the creation of a regulatory framework around the practice of commercial gestational surrogacy in the state.