Leaders of the Church have a great responsibility in helping individuals, marriages and families move beyond pornography.
The priest, in particular, can intimately bring the wounded to Jesus, offer healing through the sacraments, and lead the faithful on a path to health and freedom. Here all Catholic ministry leaders will find the tools they need to offer hope and healing for the journey.
Ministry Leader Tools for Parish Life
Be My Witnesses
In this 10-week email challenge called Be My Witnesses, we equip Catholic leaders with the knowledge and resources to implement the USCCB's Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography. This is a focused email series with resources that are friendly and usable for leaders to use personally and to put into action in their leadership roles.
Audience: Catholic Leaders
Resource Type: Email Challenge
Safe Haven Sunday
The Safe Haven Sunday Initiative is an annual campaign that uses original Catholic resources, a step-by-step implementation guide, a constantly updated website (CleanHeart.Online), and expert consultants to help diocesan and parish leaders promote a culture of digital integrity for all.
Join over 20 dioceses covering over 6,000,000 Catholics who have already implemented the Initiative.
Audience: Parish Communities and Parents
Language: English (and Spanish book, video challenge)
Resource Type: Annual awareness campaign
Cost: Free (noncompulsory book $2 / per copy)
Desktop Book Display
The desktop book display is perfect for any church, gathering space, or location where parents congregate. The display features a direct yet straightforward header, 'Keep Your Kids Safe.' The books provide solid instruction for every parent, are easy to read, and are action-oriented. Each slot holds 20 books. A convenient QR code will provide direct access to the Covenant Eyes store, where more books can be ordered when a slot goes empty.
Resource Type: Display (60 Books Included)
Marriage Preparation and Enrichment Brochure
This brochure explains how pornography use affects everyone, with a particular focus on engaged and married couples, and what can be done to protect the most intimate of relationships: marriage. This is a good resource for marriage preparation, marriage enrichment, chastity courses, and RCIA classes.
Audience: Engaged and Married Couples
Resource Type: Brochure
Cost: Free download or $6.99 (25 per pack) for printed
This program is not simply a resource; it is a powerful tool that has the potential to transform the lives of your teenagers and their families. Unspoken is a collaborative effort between Life Teen and Covenant Eyes, an organization that specializes in Internet accountability and filtering software. These two organizations have partnered to bring you this resource, which will empower parents to talk to their teenagers about the dangers of pornography, safe Internet use, and how to open the lines of communication so healing from addiction can occur.
You Are Loved
The Catholic Answers booklet You Are Loved is a confessional aid for priests to offer those who struggle with pornography. You Are Loved offers inspiration and hope for the countless individuals struggling to break free of pornography.
Audience: Priests to offer penitents
Resource type: Confessional aid
Cost: Pricing varies
Courses and Video Trainings for Ministry Leaders
New Evangelization and the Hyper-Sexualized Culture
Praying in the Midst of Temptation
How to Help People in the Confessional
How To Form a Support Group In Your Diocese Or Parish
How To Talk To Kids About Porn
As A Priest How Do You Talk To Betrayed Spouses?
Live Trainings and Seminars
Live Trainings and Seminars for Clergy
Speaking to Clergy, Father Sean Kilcawley, STL, PSAP provides education from both the theological and psychological perspectives.
Priests are provided with an in depth review of theological anthropology, the science of addiction, relationships, and the different levels of intervention to help others to break free and heal from the devastating effects of pornography on marriages and families.
Priests who complete this training report greater comfort in addressing difficult sexual issues, addressing parents about protecting their children, and confidence in their knowledge of various resources.
Language: English and Italian
Resource Type: In-person trainings and seminars
Cost: Depends on the number and type of talks
Live Digital Citizenship Talks for Catholic Schools
Speaking to kids in grades PK-12 about the awesome potential and the pervasive darkness that exists on every digital device. Age-appropriate digital truths invite children to honor God with every click. Each talk includes a comprehensive marketing plan and bilingual content for parents.
Audience: Grades K-12
Language: English and Spanish
Resource Type: In-person safety internet presentations
Cost: Depends on the number and type of talks
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