Bishop Richard J. Malone of Buffalo, then-chairman of the Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, which directed the statement's development, said: "My brother bishops' approval of this statement shows our collective concern for the widespread problem of pornography in our culture today. As the statement says, virtually everyone is affected by pornography in some way. So many people –including within the Church– are in need of Christ's abundant mercy and healing. My hope is that the statement can serve as a foundation and catalyst for increased pastoral attention to this challenge at the national and local level."
"Create in Me a Clean Heart" is available in print in both English and Spanish at the USCCB Store.
The Clean Heart pamphlet series includes five pamphlet-length resources related to the main statement, in both English and Spanish. The English pamphlets can be purchased from the USCCB Store. Each pamphlet's full text is available online:
Help for Men and Women Struggling with Pornography Use or Addiction at For Your Marriage. This list provides information about ministries, support groups, and resources for men and women who are looking for support to overcome pornography use and addiction, parents who want to help their children avoid pornography, filtering services to block pornography on Internet-enabled devices, a list of recommended books, and more.
Church Teaching on Pornography and audio presentations by Patrick Trueman (National Center on Sexual Exploitation), Bruce and Jeannie Hanneman (Reclaim Sexual Health) and Dr. Peter Kleponis (Integrity Restored)