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How going online might help you stop watching porn

Watching online videos leads many men to pornography addiction. But now one set of online videos aims to lead them out. STRIVE is video series developed by Matt Fradd, author of “The Porn Myth,” in collaboration with Cardinal Studios, a Catholic media apostolate. The series, along with online discussion and accountability groups, aims to help men address pornography addictions through an intensive three-week experience.

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Covington Catholic student sues Washington Post over Nathan Phillips story

Attorneys for Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann announced they filed a $250 million dollar lawsuit against the Washington Post after the newspaper reported that Sandmann harassed a Native American man following the March for Life. The suit alleges that the Washington Post “engaged in a modern-day form of McCarthyism by competing with CNN and NBC, among others, to claim leadership of a mainstream and social media mob of bullies which attacked, vilified, and threatened Nicholas Sandmann.” They are seeking “compensatory and punitive damages.”

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New bill would put more limits on child marriage in Idaho

Idaho would set a minimum age for marriage if a bill introduced Tuesday becomes law. The bill being proposed by Rep. Melissa Wintrow, D-Boise, would set a minimum marriage age of 16 and require both parental consent and a judge to sign off for 16 and 17 year olds to marry, including a determination that marriage is in the teen’s best interest. “This sets the floor at 16. We’re not going to permit it under 16,” Wintrow said. “Who’s ready to be self-sufficient and take care of themselves at 15?”

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Pope Francis highlights virtue of justice in healthy society

Pope Francis on Saturday called on Italian judges to better society through their work, emphasizing the virtue of justice in building a healthy public life. “We live in a context afflicted by tensions and ruptures, which risk weakening the social fabric itself and weaken the civic awareness of many,” he said, warning that claims about rights are frequently disconnected from a sense of duties.

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Pope Francis: Pray with St. Bakhita for the end of human trafficking

Pope Francis called Sunday for an end to human trafficking, encouraging Catholics to pray for the intercession of St. Josephine Bakhita, the patron of trafficking victims. “We all can and must collaborate by denouncing the cases of exploitation and slavery of men, women, and children. Prayer is the force that sustains our common commitment,” Pope Francis said after the Angelus prayer Feb. 10.

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Facebook Bums Us Out But We’ll Pay for It Anyway

Would you be better off without Facebook? Would society benefit, too? A team of economists, led by Hunt Allcott of New York University, has just produced the most impressive research to date on these questions.
In general, the researchers’ findings are not good news for Facebook and its users. Getting off the platform appears to increase people’s well-being — and significantly decrease political polarization.

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Report: Pro-choice Irish pol denied Eucharist

Pro-choice Irish legislator has been denied the reception of Holy Communion, after he announced that he had voted in favor of measures that allow for abortion in Ireland. Robert Troy, the member of parliament, or Teachta Dala, for the Irish constituency of Longford-Westmeath, revealed in a December interview that he voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment to Ireland’s constitution, which prohibited abortion in the nation. The amendment was repealed after a May 2018 referendum on the issue.

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A Frat Boy and a Gentleman

Americans demonize fraternities as bastions of toxic masculinity where young men go to indulge their worst impulses. Universities have cracked down: Since November 2017, more than a dozen have suspended all fraternity events. But I spent more than two years interviewing fraternity members nationwide for a book about what college students think it means to “be a man,” and what I learned was often heartening. Contrary to negative headlines and popular opinion, many fraternities are encouraging brothers to defy stereotypical hypermasculine standards and to simply be good people.

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