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The following is an interview I had with Fr. Sean Kilcawley of the diocese of Lincoln, NE. It was originally recorded for and published on our site for teens and young adults (ThePornEffect.com) Fr. Sean discusses how priests can better assist those who turn to them for help in breaking free from porn. Image via Flickr, […]
Overcoming pornography addiction begins with being totally honest about your addiction and exposing the lies. Addicts will often lie to themselves and others and hide their behaviors. This is done to maintain their addiction and to hide their shame. One of my clients, Josh, would downplay the seriousness of his addiction by telling him self […]
Twelve-step recovery groups have long been proven effective in helping addicts in recovery. However there are some who are reluctant to make these groups part of their recovery program. Here are five common objections and reasons to overcome them: 1. Fear The most difficult part of any recovery program is attending your first 12-step meeting. […]
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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…