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Brisbane Catholics digging into some Real Talk with guest speaker Matt Fradd at annual dinner

TELLING the story of how he found Jesus in his small country town, renowned author and podcaster Matt Fradd left the Real Talk Australia annual dinner in fits of laughter at Brisbane’s Hotel Grand Chancellor on May 23.  Sponsors, clergy, seminarians, Catholic professionals and faithful flocked to support Real Talk – a Catholic organisation that engages young people on God’s ... Read More »

Modern feminism could push women further away from their dignity, but Jesus can heal all wounds

WOMEN who promote unhealthy forms of feminism are further damaging women’s rights, Verbum Dei Missionary Sister Frances Drum said.  “Unfortunately, some of the modern understandings and applications of feminism disturb me,” Sr Drum said.  “I see that they are far from what Christ wants for His beloved women, or men for that matter.   “Christ seeks for us women to ... Read More »

Experts helping to battle the negative impacts of social media on vulnerable young people

INCREASING human dignity was key to protecting young children from hypersexual online content, Real Talk managing director Paul Ninnes said. Research by Real Talk demonstrated children as young as 12 had shared nude images of themselves, resulting in those pictures being shared online without their consent.  “I’ve had a parent crying on my shoulder at a parents’ night because their ... Read More »

Relationships educator warns of ignorance within Churches on pornography use among teens

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A PROMINENT Catholic relationships educator has warned that Christian churches are blind to the reality of the “porn pandemic” that is affecting young Queenslanders. Paul Ninnes, whose organisation Real Talk Australia sees more than 30,000 students in Catholic and state schools every year, said it was rare to meet teenagers who had not been exposed to pornography. “There’s huge ignorance ... Read More »

Porn kills love: How pornography addictions destroyed the relationships of two Toowoomba citizens

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PORNOGRAPHY – it has the power to sever trust and spark violence, break marriages and destroy lives. After civic leaders in Toowoomba rallied and publicly pledged to create a porn-free city, men and women have stepped forward to tell their chilling and cautionary stories of how seemingly innocent first encounters with porn have turned into relationship-wrecking addictions. At the rally ... Read More »

Toowoomba citizens pledge to make the city porn-free

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HUNDREDS of Toowoomba’s men, many of them leading citizens, have rallied in the city’s civic square and sworn not to watch pornography. In a public pledge, they stood shoulder-to-shoulder, and repeated aloud words spoken by mayor Paul Antonio: “I acknowledge viewing pornography promotes exploitation of women. And violence against women. And it damages families. I commit that I won’t view ... Read More »

University professor says pornography exposure to children “a public health crisis”

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DR Michael Flood laments the lack of research in Australia about the effects on young people exposed to pornography. The Wollongong University associate professor was a pioneering researcher in the field in Australia.  In 2003, even before the Internet explosion with myriad porn sites and pop-ups, he documented the exposure of young people to X-rated videos and made recommendations to ... Read More »

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