Contraception, birth control, sexual abuse, prostitution, adultery, fornication: stories having to do with human sexual behavior as it pertains to church teaching.

San Diegans arrested in porn website bust
$5000 promised for modeling jobs

The owners and two employees of two related pornography websites were charged in federal court with sex trafficking on Thursday, Oct. 10. Michael James Pratt, 36, Matthew Isaac Wolfe, 37, and Ruben Andre Garcia, 31, are all charged with “Sex

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2019-10-14T16:07:31-07:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Sexual Ethics|Tags: , |10 Comments

Fertility clinics – the next moral battleground
“It’s not in a woman. She’s not pregnant.”

Naperville Fertility Center, Sept. 28 Rosaries in hand, a small group of abortion opponents gathered outside a medical facility to pray for the unborn. It was a familiar ritual held at an unconventional location: a fertility clinic. An

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2019-10-11T10:24:18-07:00October 13th, 2019|Categories: Sexual Ethics|Tags: , , |8 Comments

Newsom says he’ll sign pro-prostitution bill
Law puts California at forefront of growing movement to decriminalize sex work

Advocates for sex workers’ rights celebrated a major victory Friday afternoon when California Governor Gavin Newsom announced his intent to sign legislation that would increase protections for people working in the commercial sex trade. Specifically, Senate Bill 233—first introduced in

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2019-07-30T12:40:02-07:00July 30th, 2019|Categories: Sexual Ethics|Tags: |17 Comments

APA task force promotes acceptance of non-monogamy
Group seeks to address the needs of non-monogamous people, saying they have marginalized identities

The American Psychological Association has established a task force on "consensual non-monogamy," an effort they say is necessary in order to reduce "stigma" on persons who practice polyamory. "Finding love and/or sexual intimacy is a central part of most

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2019-07-11T21:09:00-07:00July 13th, 2019|Categories: Sexual Ethics|Tags: |11 Comments

USCCB’s annual child-abuse report: 1,385 adults reported 1,455 new allegations

The U.S. bishops’ conference has released its annual report on the protection of children. The report records an increase in the number of new allegations of clerical sexual abuse being brought forward following the launch of independent compensation programs in

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2019-06-03T16:00:29-07:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Sexual Ethics|Tags: |11 Comments

Celibacy and chastity featured theme of May-June issue of Catholic Herald

The May-June issue of Catholic Herald magazine has been published. The theme for this issue is "celibacy and chastity." The digital edition of the magazine is available here. In the cover story of the May-June issue, Catholic Herald interviews four

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2019-05-09T20:11:28-07:00May 9th, 2019|Categories: Sexual Ethics|Tags: |27 Comments

Pope Francis issues norms for Church’s handling of sex abuse

New Vatican norms for the Church’s handling of sex abuse, issued Thursday, place seminarians and religious coerced into sexual activity through the misuse of authority in the same criminal category as abuse of minors and vulnerable adults. The norms also

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2019-05-09T12:48:59-07:00May 9th, 2019|Categories: Sexual Ethics|Tags: |25 Comments