Blessed are the Pure in Heart
My House is a diocesan initiative to foster the virtue of chastity and increase awareness of the effects of pornography on society.
Click here to see a video produced by the diocese to underscore the dangers of pornography.
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If you would like to request copies of the above "sharing card" you may do so confidentially by sending an e-mail to Dino Durando with the Office of Family Life.
Covenant Eyes is an approved and supported technology for monitoring internet (and mobile device) use for the entire family. They also offer a great parish resource for educating on the issue of computer safety called "Unfiltered". Contact our office to offer this at your parish or in your home.
If you are willing to help educate others about the effects of pornography, the diocese offers training for small group leaders. To learn how you can help, please contact the Office of Family Life, at (816) 756-1850 ext. 551.
Read an article about this initiative published in the National Catholic Register.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us:
2354 Pornography consists in removing real or simulated sexual acts from the intimacy of the partners, in order to display them deliberately to third parties. It offends against chastity because it perverts the conjugal act, the intimate giving of spouses to each other. It does grave injury to the dignity of its participants (actors, vendors, the public), since each one becomes an object of base pleasure and illicit profit for others. It immerses all who are involved in the illusion of a fantasy world. It is a grave offense. Civil authorities should prevent the production and distribution of pornographic materials
The Call to Chastity
Pornography promotes and is sin against chastity. It perverts the God-given desire for intimacy and union, and conditions the soul in such a way as to make this intimacy impossible. As Christians we are called to practice the virtue of chastity appropriate to our condition in life, married, single, religious or priest.
Choose this day whom you will serve - but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. -- Joshua 24:15