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PETITION: Urge Catholic U Admin to say YES to campus WiFi porn filter!

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On April 1, the Student Government Association (SGA) at the Catholic University of America (CUA) called on university administrators to effect a ban on the top 200 porn sites, on the campus Wi-Fi used by faculty and students.

This is great news! But, we’re upping the ante!

Porn has no place on a university Wi-Fi network, much less on a Catholic university’s Wi-Fi network.

So, this petition, therefore, calls on the CUA administration, starting with the President of CUA, John Garvey, to enact this legitimate student demand and go further by restricting access to online pornography altogether.

Sponsored by student senator Gerard McNair-Lewis, the “Resolution for a Pornography Free Campus Network” called on CUA to “take an outward stance on the use of pornography by prohibiting access to the top 200 pornography sites through the campus network.”

This resolution states that the ban would allow the university to “remove itself as a means in accessing such material.”

It was passed by the SGA by a vote of 13 to 12 and signed by SGA President, Jimmy Harrington.

Harrington declared in a statement subsequent to signing the resolution that he does not believe that CUA students have any inherent right to access pornography on the campus internet.

“I am signing the Resolution not from purely religious or Catholic grounds, but because The Catholic University of America can and should exercise its rights to prohibit the use of pornography on the campus network,” said Harrington.

The fact that this is coming from the students speaks volumes.

It is their generation which has been inundated with pornography. And, they, more than most, have felt its truly awful effects.

Now The Catholic University of America’s administration have a golden opportunity to take the lead on this issue and move to prohibit access to pornography on their campus’ network.

Describing pornography as a “grave offense,” the Catechism of the Catholic Church says it  “offends against chastity because it perverts the conjugal act, the intimate giving of spouses to each other.”

Moreover, the Catechism says pornography inflicts “grave injury to the dignity of its participants.”

Indeed, pornography often results from greedy pornographers taking advantage of other people.

Women are sometimes coerced into making porn or harmed in its production; some are trafficked for the purpose; and, children (God forbid!) are also sometimes victimized in heinous and demonic crimes.

Is it any surprise that reports of porn-fueled sexual aggression and violence have become all-too-common, and that porn use has also broken apart marriages and families?

For the user, pornography is not only more addictive than heroin and cocaine; it also can ‘rewire’ the brain to make normal sexual contact unappealing. Porn is making eunuchs out of young men!

As everyone knows, porn is all-too-easy to access; and, access makes all of the difference.

By prohibiting access to porn on its campus Wi-Fi network, the Catholic University of America can make a serious statement about how harmful porn is to the physical, mental and spiritual growth of its students - and, of those harmed in its production.

Let’s pray that the administrators of CUA will now heed both Church teaching and the call of their own students, and actually LEAD students and faculty to a porn-free campus!

Thank you for SIGNING and SHARING this urgent petition, TODAY!

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/divided-catholic-university-student-govt-narrowly-resolves-to-ban-porn-on-campus

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/new-research-shows-pornography-use-decreases-satisfaction-in-relationships

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/internet-porn-the-highly-addictive-narcotic-emasculating-young-men-through-erectile-dysfunction

https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2013/10/10846/

https://fightthenewdrug.org/here-are-the-states-that-have-passed-resolutions/

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