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Understanding and Responding to

Pornography and Sexual Addiction

For marriage prep and enrichment ministers

  In 2015, the United States Council of Catholic Bishops released Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography. To help all those involved in marriage ministry, the Office of Family Ministry is offering a morning of awareness building and pastoral response to this issue. Online pornography is epidemic and is having a disastrous effect on youth and adults, both inside and outside of marriage.   

  David Rennard, an expert in the area of sexual addictions and online pornography will help participants understand the destructive reality of pornography today. Deacon Ken Kubica will show why pornography shatters the Church’s vision of sexuality. Dr. Jim Healy will offer the resources that are available to marriage preparation and marriage enrichment ministers.

  The event will run from 9 am to 12 noon. Those who wish to participate must pre-register by Wednesday, October 24, either online at https://conta.cc/2mTi7cP  by calling the Office of Family Ministry at 815-838-5334, or by using the form below. The $15 fee will cover all materials and refreshments.

  Deacons, priests and lay people who are involved in any way in ministering to engaged or married couples are urged to attend. Please call Dr. Jim Healy at the Office of Family Ministry (815-838-5334) with any questions.

  You may select the link below - Registration Form and either Email, fax or Mail to The Office of Family Ministry:

Understanding and Responding to Pornography and Sexual Addiction Registration Form 

EMAIL:                   familyministry@dioceseofjoliet.org

FAX:                      (815) 221-6089

MAIL:                    Office of Family Ministry

                            16555 Weber Road

                            Crest Hill, IL 60403