Diocese of Kansas City- St. Joseph

"Blessed are the Pure in Heart"  

This Website is part of a diocesan-wide effort to foster the virtue of chastity and increase awareness of the effects of pornography on our society. The diocese offers support and healing for those harmed by pornography and educates Catholics on ways to protect their families.

Impact of Pornography Protecting 
Your Family
God's Plan: Theology of the Body  


Text of Bishop's Pastoral Letter

 Bienaventurados Los Limpios de Corazon)


(Bienheureux 
les coeurs purs)

As for Me and My House Prayer

God of glory and majesty, you have clothed
your creation with the raiment of beauty and
the mantle of dignity, and have created man
and woman in your own divine image and
likeness.
Forgive those who have distorted the gift of
human love, and offer them the grace to turn
away from their sins, and embrace the
Gospel of life.
Liberate those imprisoned by addiction, and
provide them the wisdom to seek help and
break the chains of despair and shame.
Soothe the suffering of those who have been
exploited by pornography, and enable all
families and individuals to live in a peaceful
and just society.
May we embrace your gift of chastity as a
means of giving you glory, and of sharing in
your loving plan of salvation.

Amen.

Choose this day whom you will serve
but as for me and my house, we will serve
the Lord.

Joshua 24:15