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Fr. Sean Kilcawley

Fr. Sean Kilcawley graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1996 with a BS in Middle East Foreign Area Studies. After serving for three years as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army he entered St Gregory the Great Seminary in Seward Nebraska as a pre-theologian for the Diocese of Lincoln, NE. Fr Kilcawley earned a Masters of Divinity and a STB from St Charles Borromeo Seminary in 2005 and then served the diocese of Lincoln for four years as a High School teacher of religion and parochial vicar. In 2013, Fr Kilcawley completed an STL (summa cum laude) at the John Paul II institute for marriage and family in Rome. He currently serves as Diocesan Director of the Office of Family Life and Evangelization for the Diocese of Lincoln.

Comments (14)

Gregory Monnin - March 20, 2016 7:41 am

My pastor has recommended I see this site and I wish there were more of like Fr. Sean K. who has credentials. I am just getting started to find help needed. Please Know I am 50 y.o. and single. not ever Married, and have a lot of work to do.
I would appreciate any form of contact through my e-mail.

2016/March 19

Dan - April 29, 2016 8:19 pm

I struggle with a porn addiction, and there are absolutely no support groups or resources for guys like me in my Archdiocese. I’ve tried Sexaholics Anonymous, but for me, it was not a good fit. I need to be with other Catholic men who share the same struggle and the same faith. Obviously, I’m not going put a post in the bulletin saying to contact me about forming a group (I am the music director in my church). I’ve thought about trying to go to a Deanery meeting to get the help of the priests in my area. Do you have any suggestions? I am at whits end. It seems the USCCB is really doing nothing to help form support groups. I really appreciate your help.

    Nick - June 28, 2016 1:15 am

    I’m a recovering porn addict and Catholic and I have found Sexaholics Anonymous to be very beneficial. In my area, we have a large number of practicing Catholics that attend SA meetings, including my sponsor. I don’t know where you live, and I live in a fairly large Catholic Archdiocese, but I highly recommend you give SA another try. Their definition of sobriety fits our Catholic understanding better than other S-Fellowships in my opinion. I too would love to see more distinctly Catholic groups sprouting up to help people with this addiction, but I suggest to try whatever God puts in front of you even though it may not be what you think is best. The founder of SA found his sobriety first in AA and then developed SA from what he learned there. God bless you and I hope you find what you’re looking for.

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Michele - November 21, 2018 2:59 am

Have you tried this perchance:

Furman Avery - June 18, 2019 10:47 pm

What if I’m not Catholic?

    Administrator - June 19, 2019 3:45 pm

    Dear Avery,
    This information and healing is not only for Catholics, but all people who are struggling or know someone who is struggling with this addiction. We have a primarily Catholic/Christian audience and viewpoint, so that is how we approach this problem. Let me say that what we have found to be most successful:
    1. Solid scientific counseling/therapy open to the incorporation of faith based beliefs
    2. Strong candid spiritual direction/coaching open to the incorporation of mental health professional therapy
    3. Active accountability and community using faith based communities, 12 step groups, recovery groups etc.
    All those success factors are open to inclusion in any faith based belief system, not just Catholic.

    Integrity Restored is a Catholic ministry in line with the teachings of the Catholic Church especially utilizing the wonderful resource of the Theology of the Body, but in no way is a benefit to Catholics only.
    May God bless your journey…

Kristen - January 8, 2020 5:38 pm

I find hard as women to find good support network as I Am struggling with this addition I find that most support groups are for men and it’s very hard for women to speak up about it my Therapist thinks it would be a great idea for me to have a support group but there for women who addicted to porn

    Administrator - January 16, 2020 2:37 pm

    We are so sorry you are going through this struggle. It can absolutely feel like you are alone in this battle , but it is not the case. Please check out our closed Facebook group Integrity Restored (women) to connect with others like yourself who are struggling. If you would like to chat, please feel free to call me anytime or email directly at my contact info below.
    May God bless your journey!

    Jim O’Day
    Executive Director
    Integrity Restored
    770-653-4053 cell

    Jenna - November 23, 2020 9:47 pm

    I recommend reading Uncompromising Purity: : It’s Not Just a “Guy” Problem by Kelsey Skoch.

Jenna - July 1, 2022 2:36 am

This is for women addicts.


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