True Freedom Anti-Pornography Initiative
If you would like
the electronic files of any of these materials
to use within your parish or school, please
contact Kim Quatela at firstname.lastname@example.org.
information, help, and guidance in regards to
resisting pornography use
Please note that these sites are not affiliated
with the Family Life/Respect Life Office of the
Archdiocese of New York. We provide this
information solely for your information. We are
not responsible for, nor do we endorse, their
policies, the views they express, the products
and services they offer, or the content of their
materials or websites.
porn? Know someone using porn? There is
www.maritalhealing.com: The official website of the Institute for
official website for Family Live Center
A parenting website sponsored by the Knights
www.pornnomore.com: A Catholic website
with information, prayers, and witness talks
for those struggling with pornography
www.loveisfaithful.com/: My House Mission from the
Kansas City in Kansas:
An initiative aimed at fostering the
virtue of chastity by building awareness
of the effects of pornography in
society, offering support and healing
for those harmed by it, and educating
Catholics on what they can do to protect
their families from its influence.
here to watch the My House video
put together by the Colorado Spring diocese
counseling that is consistent with church
The online resource for John Paul II's
Theology of the Body
new website from Matthew Fradd in Ireland,
who is a Catholic man with a passion for
A vast collection of peer-reviewed research
on the harm of pornography
www.settingcaptivesfree.com: A Christian website addressing many
addictions, including pornography
www.focusonthefamily.com: A website that provides Christian resources
A site sponsored by L.I.F.E. Ministries
(Living in Freedom Everyday), a sexual
addiction recovery ministry
www.thekingsmen.us: The mission of this organization
is, as men, to pledge to unite and build up
other men in the mold of leader, protector,
and provider through education, formation
The confraternity of Christian husbands,
fathers, and sons
Journey To Freedom From Pornography
http://www.shelleylubben.net/: Shelley Lubben
is an ex porn star loving people out of
porn. She s a wife and mother,
ordained Chaplain and missionary to the sex
industry, fighter for truth and advocate for
sex workers and porn performers who are
abused by the adult industry.
"Where addicts get help and porn stars find
hope"; founded by a former porn
actress, this is a website for those trapped
in the pornography industry or who want to
see how UN-glamorous this lifestyle is
Presented by the Witherspoon Institute,
website features the consultation on "The
Social Costs of Pornography" where leading
experts in the fields of psychiatry,
psychology, neurophysiology, philosophy,
sociology, law, and political theory present
a rigorously argued overview of the problem
of pornography in our society and to make
recommendations (includes videos from recent
conference about these studies)
CNN Video ~ Has Porn Hijacked Sexuality?:
Author and sociologist Gail Dines says that
internet porn may be changing the way people
think of their own sexuality.
www.familysafemedia.com: A website that provides resources for
protecting your family online
www.nationalcoalition.org: A website for the National Coalition for the
Protection of Children and Families which
promotes decency and family life
filters, accountability software, and media
CATHOLIC CDs and DVDs
"The Pornography Plague and the Path to
Christian Purity," CD- Jeff Cavins
the Battle for Sexual Purity," CD- (A Talk
For Men) Christopher West (also on DVD).
"Face the Darkness, Illuminate the Night,"
brand new, comprehensive DVD series on porn.
Includes interviews with Christopher West.
"Cybersex and the Priesthood--Sex, Shame,
Addiction," CD- Fr. Stephen Rossetti, PhD,
"The Interior Gaze--A Remedy for Pornovision
and Lust"--Byzantine Catholic priest and
artist, Fr. Thomas Loya, demonstrates
through design and art how to "see" the
beauty of the human body as God intended
"Pure of Heart: Breaking Free from Porn",
CD- Jason Evert
The Courage to Be Chaste by Fr.
Benedict Groeschel, CFR. A modern classic
with many practical tips.
Boys to Men
by Tim Gray and Curtis Martin
Theology of the Body for Beginners
by Christopher West
Every Man’s Battle, Every Young Man’s Battle
and Preparing your Son for Every Man’s
Battle by Stephen Arterburn and Fred
Breaking Free: 12 Steps to Sexual Purity
by Stephen Wood
Be a Man!
by Larry Richards
Pure Manhood by Jason Evert
Pure Womanhood by Crystalina Evert
Hope After Betrayal: Healing When Sexual
Addiction Invades Your Marriage by Meg
Treating Pornography Addiction: The
Essential Tool for Recovery by Ph.D.
Kevin B. Skinner
Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual
Addiction by Patrick Carnes
- Love, Marriage & ...Pornography?
by Robert Borys: The booklet is a great resource for those
preparing for marriage, for those already
married and for anyone interested in knowing
about the harmful effects of Internet
pornography on relationships, love, family and
marriage. This booklet and other products can be purchased
(Discounts are available for churches).
BISHOP'S STATEMENTS ON THE EFFECTS OF
ON THE EFFECTS OF PORNOGRAPHY
KEY FINDINGS ON THE EFFECTS OF
who are involved
Wives notice and
are upset by the
use is a pathway
and divorce, and
is frequently a
major factor in
by one spouse's
loss of interest
of women as
(excerpts above; full
article maybe found
here on the USCCB Website; and here
en Espanol) Theresa Notare, PhD, is the
Assistant Director of the NFP Program,
Secretariat for Laity, Marriage, Family Life and
Youth, United States Conference of Catholic
Bishops. To learn more on how pornography harms
marriage and to read other marriage building
"At a family party one of my relatives, a
wife and mother, made an outrageous statement.
She said there is “nothing wrong with Playboy magazine.” She actually called it
“innocent.” I had to spend the rest of our
conversation helping her understand that
pornography—any pornography—is not only wrong,
but a potential marriage breaker..."
"Spouses need to safeguard their union and
reject anything, like pornography, that will
compromise their love They must strive to love
each other well—reverently, joyfully, and yes,
passionately, always in the light of God’s
loving embrace.... "
"The escalating use of pornography on the
Internet reveals that we are in troubled
waters. About 1.5 billion pornographic
downloads occur each month from “peer to
peer” file-sharing websites; 2.5 billion
pornographic e-mails are sent each day; and
online pornographic products and services are
sold for $2.84 billion dollars annually in the
United States. Most of this traffic is
conducted by men..."
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