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Catholic school’s student senate calls for blocking porn sites on university WiFi

Porn is ‘grave offense against chastity’

The student senate at one of the most prominent Catholic schools in the country recently passed a resolution asking the school to censor major pornography sites on the school’s Internet network.

Philosophy major and student senator Gerard McNair-Lewis proposed a resolution for Catholic University of America’s Student Government Association Senate calling on the school to “[prohibit] access to the top 200 pornography sites through the campus network.”

The resolution, a copy of which was tweeted out by university professor C.C. Pecknold, states that pornography is a “grave offense against chastity” that “strips from the nature of the unitive act its proper end of love, procreation and unity.”

The university “should promote the [Catholic] Church’s teaching by preventing its resources from being used as a means to this grave offense,” the resolution holds.

Pecknold later tweeted that the measure had passed. In response to a user’s asking why the resolution only calls for the censorship of the top 200 porn sites, Pecknold replied: “It blocks majority of heavily marketed sites, and is free and easy to block. The rest need ISP block and costs.”

“This is a good first student-initiated step. I’m sure you’d be proud of your adult children if they were saying No to porn which exploits women & encourages abuse,” he continued.

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