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We here at Integrity Restored are so deeply appreciative for the recent pastoral letter the United States Catholic Bishops released, Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography. The letter is unambiguous about the damage—both spiritual and otherwise—that pornography is wreaking upon our country. At the same time, it is profoundly merciful to those of […]
One of our long term goals for Integrity Restored is to provide a therapist listing where you can find a trustworthy mental health professional to provide counsel on the road to recovery. Many people have shared stories about their experiences of therapy. Some have had their marriages resurrected with the assistance of a skilled counselor, […]
To truly understand pornography addiction we must first define it. Note that pornography addiction is a type of sex addiction. Although there are many definitions for sex addiction, the one I like best was developed by Dr. Mark Laaser: Sexual addiction is “any persistent and escalating unhealthy pattern of sexual behavior. It is compulsive in nature, and used […]
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How do I as a priest address porn from the pulpit? I don’t want to scandalize the young and innocent.
Addressing pornography, and all sexual sin, from the pulpit is definitely a daunting task. As priests, we stand in the tension between proclaiming the truth about the danger to souls posed by pornography and the fear of scandalizing those who are innocent. Sometimes we can even fail to teach the truth because we fear teaching people to sin. However, we also must acknowledge the fact that we live in a pornified culture, and our young people are often not as…