DAILY CATHOLIC     TUESDAY     January 12, 1999     vol. 10, no. 7

NEWS & VIEWS
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JUDGE RESTRAINS PORNOGRAPHER'S POPE WEB SITE

          ST. LOUIS (CWNews.com) - A federal judge on Friday ordered an online pornographer to remove a web site -- featuring news coverage of Pope John Paul's upcoming visit to St. Louis and the so-called history of sexual abuse in the Church -- after the Archdiocese of St. Louis filed a lawsuit.

          The archdiocese said the site operated by Seth Warshavsky and his Internet Entertainment Group confused Internet users seeking information on the Holy Father's January 26-27 visit to St. Louis and infringed on the archdiocese's trademark. A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday to determine whether the order should be made permanent. IEG said the company plans to fight the restraining order.

          While the site featured information on the Holy Father's visit, his life, and his writings, it also included alleged details of illicit sex in the Church as well as advertisements for IEG's pornographic web sites. The site did include a message advising parental discretion and noting that it is not affiliated with the Catholic Church or the archdiocese, although a new "papal visit" page on IEG's primary site no longer includes such information.


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January 12, 1999       volume 10, no. 7
NEWS & VIEWS

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