Addressing pornography use

laptopPornography use is growing, with the average age of exposure in the pre-teen years. The impact on ministry, families and relationships has become far-reaching and devastating.


The U.S. bishops issued a new pastoral statement, “Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography,” during their annual meeting in November 2015.


We have pulled together a number of helpful resources for leaders and others interested in learning more about why this is happening and how to help those struggling with this addiction on our education website,


Our new online pastoral resource page includes:

  • Video on addressing the issue in the confessional and spiritual direction
  • Recorded online workshop and a link to arrange a speaker for your group
  • Lukenotes article
  • Resources from other Catholic organizations
  • Books for those struggling with this addiction, couples and those concerned about teens and pornography
  • Links to website blocking and monitoring software (these are a sampling of the options available)
  • Downloadable flyer (with hyperlinks embedded in the PDF) for sharing with others.