Pornography Statement Clean Heart Montage Image

The U.S. bishops approved the formal statement Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography (en Español) with an almost unanimous vote at their November 2015 General Assembly. A print version can be ordered from Ascension Press.

"Everyone, in some way, is affected by increased pornography use in society. We all suffer negative consequences from its distorted view of the human person and sexuality. As bishops, we are called to proclaim anew the abundant mercy and healing of God found in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, and through his Church." -Introduction

News release: "Bishops Approve Formal Statement, 'Create In Me A Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography'" (Nov. 17, 2015)

Clean Heart Series

Create in Me a Clean Heart - Abridged Version (en Español)

Pornography's Effects on Marriage and Hope for Married Couples by Sam and Beth Meier (en Español)

Raising Chaste Children in a Pornographic World by Ryan Foley (en Español)

The Role of Priests in Ministry to Those Who Struggle with Pornography by Fr. David Songy (en Español)

'Wash Me Thoroughly': Healing from Pornography Use and Addiction by Daniel Spadaro (en Español)

Other Resources

Help for Those Struggling with Pornography

Made for Love ep. 110: Protecting from Porn plus AI Dating

Made for Love ep. 25: Catholics and Pornography

Bishop Chairmen Letter to Attorney General (April 30, 2020)

Life Matters: Pornography and Our Call to Love

Pornography Harms Everyone

Pornography as a challenge for marriage at For Your Marriage

A Joint Statement on Pornography from the Synagogue Council of America and the NCCB (1993)