Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography

"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." (Create in Me a Clean Heart, Introduction)

  • The full text of the statement is available online as a PDF in English and as a flipbook in Spanish.
  • "Create in Me a Clean Heart" is available in print in both English and Spanish at the USCCB Store.

Clean Heart Pamphlet Series

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:


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