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Spiritual Direction, Therapy, and the Directee

Author: Bracken CP, Fr. W. Jerome, Ph.D.; Valdés, Maria R., Ph.D.; Harvey OSFS, Fr. John, Ph.D.

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Made for Love: Same-sex Attraction and the Catholic Church

Author: Schmitz, Fr. Michael

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Created Male and Female: An Open Letter from Religious Leaders

Author: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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Caught in the Internet’s Web

Millions of people use the Internet compulsively. Internet Addiction Services estimates that 6 to 10% of Internet users are addicted.

Author: Gaultiere, Bill

February 16 2000

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Charity and Clarity: The Catholic Church and Homosexuality

Join Host Michael Hernon, panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Fr. Paul Check, Executive Director of Courage International, as they clarify the Church's role in ministering to those experiencing same-sex attraction.

Author: Check, Fr. Paul; Hahn, Ph.D., Scott; Martin, Ph.D., Regis; Hernon, Michael

July 7 2015

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Chastity and Mercy

A series of six reflections featuring meditations on Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church in the context of chastity and God's mercy.

Author: Comiskey, Andrew

February 15 2016

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Chastity Project

Through low-cost resource distribution, media appearances, seminars, and social media, Chastity Project exists to promote the virtue of chastity so that individuals can see God, and be free to love (Matt. 5:8).

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Clean of Heart: Overcoming Habitual Sins Against Purity

Summary of Clean of Heart: Overcoming Habitual Sins Against Purity, a collection of daily meditations written from a Catholic perspective.

Author: Scott, Rosemarie

February 11 2015

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Clergy Day 2014, Part 1: Fr. Check

Fr. Check speaks about the Courage apostolate to clergy in Alabama.

Author: Check, Fr. Paul

December 13 2014

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Clergy Day 2014, Part 5: Deacon Walker

Deacon Robert Walker M.D. gives a presentation at the Alabama Clergy Day.

Author: Walker, M.D., Deacon Robert

December 13 2014

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Clergy Day 2014, Part 6: Fr. Check

Fr. Paul Check addresses Alabama clergy before introducing Deacon Patrick Lappert, MD.

Author: Check, Fr. Paul

December 13 2014

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Cognitive-Behavioral (CogB) Treatment of Unwanted Sexual Arousal and Behavior

The Schwartz (1996) Four- Step Self-Treatment Method originally was designed and has been shown effective for treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Schwartz also discusses how to use this approach to treat “impulse-control disorders.”

Author: Sutton, Dr. Philip M.

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Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions Between Homosexual Persons

The present Considerations provide arguments drawn from reason which could be used by Bishops in preparing more specific interventions, appropriate to the different situations throughout the world, aimed at protecting and promoting the dignity of marriage, the foundation of the family, and the stability of society, of which this institution is a constitutive element. These Considerations are also intended to give direction to Catholic politicians by indicating the approaches to proposed legislation in this area which would be consistent with Christian conscience.

Author: Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

June 3 2003

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Covenant Eyes — Internet Accountability and Filtering

Porn thrives on shame and secrets. Covenant Eyes services are designed to help you overcome porn by monitoring your online activity and sending a report to a trusted friend who holds you accountable for your online choices.

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

As pastors of the Catholic Church, we offer this statement to give a word of hope and healing to those who have been harmed by pornography and to raise awareness of its pervasiveness and harms.

Author: USCCB

November 17 2015

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