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Exposure to pornography is becoming inevitable in our culture, posing a unique challenge for ministry leaders. We have a variety of resources for tackling this difficult issue.
Rev. David Songy, O.F.M.Cap., S.T.D., Psy.D., offers practical ministry tips as part of the USCCB “Create in Me a Clean Heart” series.
Rev. Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti, D.Min., Ph.D., combines clinical insights and pastoral experience in the confessional to help confessors provide healing and assistance to those seeking freedom from Internet pornography use.
Emily R. Cash, Psy.D., explores red flags associated with Internet pornography use and offers strategies for intervention.
Realities, risks and treatment for compulsive Internet pornography use.
Nancy A. Kluge, Ph.D., LCPC, identifies warning signs of problematic online behavior and offers practical skills for responding effectively to individuals struggling with this issue.
Invite a clinician from Saint Luke Institute to present to your group about the realities of Internet use in a ministry setting.
The USCCB and a number of U.S. dioceses have developed materials to assist the faithful in avoiding or overcoming use of pornography. This PDF document includes both Church and secular resources.
USCCB & SELECT DIOCESAN RESOURCES
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops | Create in Me a Clean Heart
Archdiocese of New York | True Freedom
Archdiocese of Kansas City | My House
Diocese of Arlington | Bought with a Price
ADDITIONAL CATHOLIC RESOURCES
Faith and Safety: Technology Safety Through the Eyes of Faith
Knights of Columbus | Fathers for Good
Family Life Center/St. Joseph’s Covenant Keepers
The Porn Effect
RECLAiM Sexual Health
Cybersex Unplugged: Finding Sexual Health in an Electronic World | Weston M. Edwards, Ph.D., et al
The Porn Trap | Wendy and Larry Maltz
What’s the Big Deal About Pornography? A Guide for the Internet Generation | Jill C. Manning
National Center on Sexual Exploitation
Norton Safety Monitor
Google Safety Tools
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