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Archdiocese of Portland combats porn
Infographic by Sarah Wolf
Sources: “The Porn Phenomenon,” a Barna Report, 2016; American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; “Information Management Strategies in Early Adolescence: Developmental Change in Use and Transactional Associations with Psychological Adjustment” (Developmental Psychology, 2013); Covenant Eyes
Infographic by Sarah Wolf

Sources: “The Porn Phenomenon,” a Barna Report, 2016; American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; “Information Management Strategies in Early Adolescence: Developmental Change in Use and Transactional Associations with Psychological Adjustment” (Developmental Psychology, 2013); Covenant Eyes

He’s a husband and a father. He goes to Mass every Sunday. But what started off as a peek at a magazine escalated into an out-of-control diet of pornography.

Viewing pornography creates “a chemical reaction in the brain,” says Jason Kidd, director of the Portland archdiocesan Marriage and Family Life Office. “In order to achieve the high, you need increasingly large quantities for your brain to get the same response.” 

The porn-burdened father who confided in Kidd is not a rare case. “I get phone calls from spouses, from concerned mothers, from young males,” Kidd says. “We know pornography is a problem, but not everyone realizes how big.”


Friday, June 23, 2017
Local
Archdiocese of Portland combats porn

He’s a husband and a father. He goes to Mass every Sunday. But what started off as a peek at a magazine escalated into an out-of-control diet of pornography.

Viewing pornography creates “a chemical reaction in the brain,” says Jason Kidd, director of the Portland archdiocesan Marriage and Family Life Office. “In order to achieve the high, you need increasingly large quantities for your brain to get the same response.” 

The porn-burdened father who confided in Kidd is not a rare case. “I get phone calls from spouses, from concerned mothers, from young males,” Kidd says. “We know pornography is a problem, but not everyone realizes how big.”



Friday, June 23, 2017
Marylhurst student earns third degree at 94

Velda Metelmann was born in 1922; Auriana Cook is 22. Both will accept their Marylhurst University diplomas as they join 300-plus degree candidates honored at Marylhurst’s 123rd commencement June 24 at the Oregon Convention Center. 

Velda Metelmann, 94, will pick up her third Marylhurst diploma. She earned her bachelor’s in her mid-80s and her master’s in interdisciplinary studies three years ago. Now she has completed a master’s in food systems and society, attending classes predominantly online from her home in King City. 



Wednesday, June 21, 2017
WATCH: Thanks to Catholic Charities, new tiny houses development opens

With Catholic Charities of Oregon guiding the project, 14 formerly homeless women moved into a village of tiny houses June 10 in North Portland. 

“It makes a difference to be able to say, ‘This is my place,’” said Desiree Rose, who lives at a similar grouping on city land a few miles away. Organizers of Kenton Village asked Rose to give advice on the new project, one of four in the city.  



Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Nation and World
Bishop: 'Fundamental defects' persist in Senate's version of health bill
WASHINGTON — The Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act contains "many of the fundamental defects" that appeared in the House-passed American Health Care Act "and even further compounds them," said the bishop who heads the U.S. bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development.

Friday, June 23, 2017
Zambia bishops, faith leaders warn of crisis if dictatorship results

OXFORD, England — The president of the Zambian Catholic bishops' conference joined other religious leaders in deploring worsening tensions in the east African country, accusing its president of intimidating opponents and silencing the media.



Thursday, June 22, 2017
USCCB leaders decry attack outside London mosque, pray for victims

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Catholic bishops "unequivocally reject" acts of violence such as the attack outside a London mosque and pleaded with all people "to cease from committing or plotting to commit further acts."



Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Pope Francis/Vatican
WATCH: Pope tells ministers to help youths see blessings of adulthood

ROME — Instead of "pretending to be adolescents," parents must help young people see the blessing of growing into adulthood, Pope Francis told priests, religious, catechists and parish council members from the Diocese of Rome.



Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Pope names members for renewed Pontifical Academy for Life
VATICAN CITY — After broadening the scope of and issuing new statutes for the Pontifical Academy of Life, Pope Francis appointed new members to the advisory body and included scientists, professors and experts in medicine and ethics from both religious and secular backgrounds.

Thursday, June 15, 2017
Pope tells Nigerian priests accept bishop or be suspended
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is giving priests belonging to the Diocese of Ahiara, Nigeria, 30 days to write a letter promising obedience to him and accepting the bishop appointed for their diocese or they will be suspended.

Monday, June 12, 2017

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