Clergy Training, Resources, Speakers, Online Discussion Groups
Dr. Peter Kleponis
Integrity Restored provides resources, education, training and encouragement to help in the battle against pornography every day. We work with clergy, educators, parents, spouses and individuals to combat the problem before it starts, to help find mercy and healing when it has taken hold, and to equip each other to be a resource to the culture in this ongoing struggle. Our programs all hold true to Catholic teaching, and our approach is rooted in the Catholic understanding of human sexuality and the Theology of the Body.
We all know someone right now who needs our help, education or training. We also know that we need to continue sharing God’s mercy and healing through the efforts of this ministry. Sharing His forgiveness to help heal marriages, sharing His plan for men and women, so our priests are equipped to deal with this growing addiction in the confessional, spiritual direction and daily ministry. Sharing His protection, so parents and educators can protect our youth before the addiction takes hold.
We work every day to help heal marriages torn apart by a spouse being addicted to online porn. The American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers states that over 50% of divorces list pornography as a contributing factor.
We strive to provide education and resources to parents to prevent their children from becoming addicted in the first place. The average age of exposure to hard core pornography is now 8 years old. We fight the classic David vs Goliath battle every day in helping prevent and heal our culture from the effects of pornography.
To date we have spoken to over 100,000 teens and college students about the dangers of pornography, trained over 100 priests in dealing with this affliction in their everyday ministry, educated tens of thousands of parents and those in positions of care for our youth, teachers, administrators and youth ministers. We have taken our message of hope, healing and mercy internationally to Australia, Canada, the UK and Italy.
As pastors we need to do more than stand in the pulpit and shout THOU SHALL NOT. We need to lead our people by the hand to healing , hope, freedom and grace. It is my hope that pastors everywhere will partner with Integrity Restored to be part of this healing process. – The Reverend Monsignor Bill King (Pastor, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Mechanicsburg, PA)