Similarity between porn, drug addictions ‘not surprising’

Kaukauna, Wis., Sep 29, 2013 / 04:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The co-founder of a pornography addiction recovery program said that a recent Cambridge study showing identical brain activity in addicts to pornography, drugs and alcohol is “spot on.”According to The Sunday Times of Sept. 22, neuropsychiatrists at Cambridge found that the portion of the brain stimulated in drug and alcohol addicts lights up in the same way as it does for porn addicts viewing explicit materials. The brains … [Read more...]

Materialism robs us of our humanity, warns Pope Francis

Vatican City, Sep 29, 2013 / 09:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis celebrated Mass in cloudy St. Peter’s Square this morning, cautioning the faithful against the danger of losing their personal identity to materialism.“Whenever material things, money, worldliness, become the center of our lives, they take hold of us, they possess us; we lose our very identity as human beings,” he said on September 29.Sunday’s Mass was held at the close of an international weekend … [Read more...]

New Orleans schools adjust schedules to keep Sunday sacred

New Orleans, La., Sep 29, 2013 / 06:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A new policy for Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New Orleans aims to reclaim Sunday as a day focused on faith and family rather than sports matches and social events.The policy is “rooted in the fact that people have a number of obligations and commitments. Our society is fast-paced,” Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond told the New Orleans Advocate.“In living such a hectic life, people neglect sometimes, not … [Read more...]


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