Omaha Archdiocese to Fight Internet Pornography

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The Omaha Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic
Church has formed a task force to fight Internet pornography.

The archdiocese says the goal is to increase public awareness
about online pornography and its effect on the community.

Task force chairwoman Mary Beth Hanus says children as young as
eight are exposed to graphic images over the Internet.

The 17-member task force is comprised of clergy, archdiocese personnel and local Catholics.

Its first initiative are educational workshops, the first of which will be held Feb. 16-17 in Omaha, Norfolk and Fremont.

The archdiocese covers 23 counties in northeast Nebraska.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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