With pornography being one of the largest threats to society, specifically to our families and children, Road to Purity’s mission of Awareness, Recovery, and Formation is more important than ever.
Pope Francis has stated in regard to pornography that the Church is to be the field hospital after battle. Yet sadly, men and women who turn to their local parishes today seeking help and effective assistance are often given the equivalent of band-aids when they need comprehensive, life-saving/soul-saving care.
This fact has become evident through the countless Catholic men and women that Road to Purity has worked with directly, priests surveyed and interviewed, as well as several years of our work forming seminarians at St. John Vianney Seminary in Denver.
Our research reveals these enormous gaps at parishes throughout the country:
Sexual sin is not effectively addressed in the confessional, if at all;
Homilies that include content on sexual morality are extremely rare (less than 5% of priests surveyed address this from the pulpit);
Current knowledge of the statistical numbers of adults and youth in the pews that are actually suffering from the scourge of pornography.
A full understanding of what is truly involved to gain freedom from porn or sex addiction is unknown by the vast majority of the clergy;
A surprising number of priests are battling this behavior themselves and have no safe and secure place to go for their own healing and freedom from this plague.
Road to Purity’s Commitment
Our Lord has made it abundantly clear to the leaders of Road to Purity, that the education, leadership and formation of those responsible must be addressed.
Road to Purity has engaged in the task of assisting in each of the areas outlined above. The approach is ongoing, portions of assistance are available now, while the major program slated to address these needs are in development.
The basis of this assistance will take the form of our Clergy Formation Enhancement Program (CFEP), which is outlined below.
How can we help you and your parish TODAY?
For the past seven years, Dann Aungst, President of Road to Purity has given a presentation to the last year seminarians at St. John Vianney Seminary in Denver. The Presentation is “How to effectively address sexual sin in the confessional”
The topic of this presentation is currently being expanded and produced into a multi hour course with videos, materials and resources for current and future priests.
For now, St. John Vianney Seminary has graciously allowed us to record the presentation we give at this class at the seminary and make it available here to any priest worldwide. This presentation reveals a small taste of what will be in the upcoming course (slated for mid 2023 release).