Pornography in the media is understood as violation, through the use of audiovisual techniques, of the right to privacy of the human body in its male or female nature, a violation which reduces the human person and human body to an anonymous object of misuse for the purpose of gratifying concupiscence...
Pornography and Violence in the Media
Recovery Resources, Programs and Information
RECLAIM Sexual Health Combines brain science and insights from Theology of the Body in a process of confidential, online, anonymous professional help for unwanted sexual behaviors. A service of the Diocese of Green Bay, WI. (RECLAIM also offers bulk quantities of business card sized "confession cards.")
Integrity Restored: Restoring the Integrity of Those Affected by Pornography
Novo: Free 30-day video program for overcoming porn addiction with the help of Theology of the Body; can also be used as a stand-alone introduction to Theology of the Body. Designed to be accompanied by Covenant Eyes (includes free code for 30-days of Covenant Eyes; see below) and/or the Victory App (below).
Fortify Program: a pornography addiction "detox" program that includes instructional videos, in-depth personal inventory to get at the root causes of the addictive behavior, personalized "battle strategy" and a way to track the trends in one's online behavior. One-time fee (ages 21+); available free for ages 13-20.
CovenantEyes Internet accountability and filtering. Monthly fee (also provides free downloadable e-books on the brain science of porn addiction and on church-based action).
x3Watch.com programs for accountability partners; mobile-compatible. Annual fee. Basic and Premium level services.
The Victory App developed by LifeTeen; includes daily check-in, journaling and password protection. iOS or Android.
Fight the New Drug Created by and for young adults.
Truth About Porn New site featuring academic research about the harmful effects of pornography.
The Porn Effect
Chastity.com Catholic Answers website covers issues with a special focus on teens' and parents' needs. Link leads to a short starter list of articles related to porn use.
Additional Articles about Internet Porn Addiction and Recovery:
5 Warning Signs of Internet Pornography Addiction
Don’t Ignore Clergy in Effects of Pornography (Editorial, NCR 2013)
Authentic Art vs. Pornography (in the Theology of the Body)
The Interior Gaze, by Edmund Adamus
What I Wish I’d Known Before Watching Porn, by Lauren Dubinsky
Pornography: Formula for Despair, by Donald Demarco
Review of "The Porn Myth: Exposing the Reality behind the Fantasy of Pornography"
Cleansed: A Catholic Guide to Freedom from Porn, by Marcel LeJeune
The Porn Myth: Exposing the Reality behind the Fantasy of Pornography, by Matt Fradd
Discover Theology of the Body
A ten-hour video lecture series presenting John Paul's Theology of the Body: a masterful biblical reflection on what it means to be created "male and female, in the image of God." The series gives participants a basis for a profound appreciation of the wisdom of Catholic teachings in the areas of marriage, continence "for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven," the resurrection of the body, and family planning that corresponds to the vocation of the human person.
- For individual or group study.
- Free downloadable study/discussion guide.
- 2 25-minute sessions and 11 50-minute sessions. Includes contemporary issues in the light of Theology of the Body.
- Presented by Fr Robert Sprott, OFM, PhD.
For more information, to view the 25-minute introductory session, and to download the free study guide, go to: http://www.pauline.org/DiscoverTOB