U.S. Bishops Issue Statement in Response to U.S. Porn Epidemic

Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography” was issued this week by the U.S. bishops at their annual meeting in Baltimore. The document is available in both English and Spanish and seeks to provide help to people in the pews who are struggling with this issue.

Bishop Thomas Wenski of Miami, who served on the committee that created the document, explained that a call to address pornography grew out of a need priests and bishops are finding in their dioceses. Pornography is hurting families and “breaking up marriages and relationships,” Wenski said.

The statement is intended to help those struggling with the issue, as well as offer families ideas for protecting children.

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