Statistics regarding the numbers of priests who suffer untoward effects from pornography use or inordinate media viewing are unavailable.
However, gleaning information from the available statistics regarding Internet pornography use in the general population and reviewing information from interviews with priests and seminarians about their use of pornography and electronic media substantiates the conclusion that the use of Internet pornography and the inordinate use of electronic media are common among priests and religious and are important issues that the Church needs to address.
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For one scene, Crimmins, now 61 and living in upstate New York, returned with Goldthwait and the film crew to the basement of his onetime home in North Syracuse, N. “It was like being hit by a sonic boom,’’ said Crimmins.
“It really knocked me back, almost physically knocked me back.’’ But, Crimmins said with his trademark mordant humor: “When the PTSD kind of kicks in, I think, great, I know how to operate in a state of shock.