“Parents and guardians, protect your home! Be vigilant about the technology you allow into your home and be sensitive to the prevalence of sexual content in even mainstream television and film and the ease by which it comes through the Internet and mobile devices. Educate yourselves about filtering software that can assist in protecting your home. Foster openness and trust with your children, so they know that they can come to you if they see a sexual image; by talking about it with them calmly, you can give them a healthy framework in which to interpret it.” – Create in Me a Clean Heart
Resource website for parents, ministry leaders, men, women and educators: https://cleanheart.online/diocese-baton-rouge-0
More information from the Diocese of Baton Rouge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRQh09Sfjow&feature=youtu.be
In November of 2016, the USCCB released a pastoral response to pornography, called Create in Me a Clean Heart. The intention of writing this document was to:
• offer healing and hope to those who have been wounded by pornography;
• articulate the Catholic Church’s response to the pastoral crisis brought about by the production and use of pornography; and
• raise awareness of its pervasiveness and harms.
In the back of the church, there will be free resources for you to assist with striving for healthy and holy marriages and families, including how to talk to your children about internet dangers. But you don’t have to wait. You can begin learning now by joining The Equipped 7-Day Challenge: A Digital Crash Course by texting SECURE TO 66866 to receive seven days of emailed digital tips! Please pick up your copy of Equipped: Smart Catholic Parenting in a Sexualized Culture at all Masses on March 7 & 8.