This four-day in-depth training provides education from both theological and psychological perspectives.
Priests are given a crash course in theological anthropology, the science of addiction, relationships, and the different levels of intervention to help others to break free and heal from the devastating effects of pornography on marriages and families.
Priests who complete this training report greater comfort in addressing difficult sexual issues, addressing parents about protecting their children, and confidence in their knowledge of various resources. One priest even said that this was, “the best training I have had in my priesthood.” Training will be provided by psychologists who specialize in the treatment of sexual addiction, including Father Allen Hoffa and Dr. Pete Kleponis.
In addition to all of the training, registrants will also leave with a collection of resources.
About Father Allen Hoffa:
Fr. Hoffa was first connected with Integrity Restored in the Spring of 2016. In February 2017 Fr. Hoffa was appointed by his bishop, Bishop Alfred Schlert, to lead the Integrity Restored initiative in the Diocese of Allentown. To prepare for this ministry Fr. Hoffa was trained through the Integrity Restored Priest Intensive to assist those struggling with pornography in their life. Since that time Fr. Hoffa has worked with his bishop to develop a diocesan plan to address pornography for the faithful of his diocese at every level. This work has resulted in the Lumen Christi Commission in the Diocese of Allentown dedicated to bringing the faithful out of the darkness of pornography and back to the bright light found in Jesus Christ.