Marriage, Family and Respect Life: Chasity and Sexual Purity

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"Being a Christian is not just about following commandments: it is about letting Christ take possession of our lives and transform them.” 


- Pope Francis         

Bishops’ Statements

CREATE IN ME A CLEAN HEART: A Pastoral Response to Pornography by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
INTO THE BREACH: An Apostolic Exhortation to Catholic Men by Bishop Olmsted, Diocese of Phoenix, AZ
Bought with a Price by Bishop Loverde, Diocese of Arlington, VA
Blessed Are the Pure In Heart. A Pastoral Letter on the Dignity of the Human Person and the Dangers of Pornography by Bishop Finn, Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, KS



The following websites provide information, help, and guidance in resisting pornography.
NOTE: These sites are not affiliated with the Diocese of Steubenville. We provide this information solely for your information. We are not responsible for, nor do we endorse, their policies, the views they express, the products and services they offer, or the content of their materials or websites.


Catholic Websites... 

Bought with a Price The Porn Effect Fathers for Good
 Bought with a Price
The Porn Effect
Fathers for Good
RECLAIM Sexual Health

Christian Websites...

Focu National Center for Sexual Exploitation She's Someone's Daughter
Focus on the Family
National Center
on Sexual Exploitation
She's Somebody's Daughter

Secular Websites...

The Social Costs of Pornography Fight the New Drug
The Social Costs of Pornography
Fight the New Drug
 Sexaholics Anonymous


Internet filters, Accountability Software, and Media Safety

Covenant Eyes i-SAFE
Covenant Eyes
K-9 Web Protection
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Report an Obscenity
Protect Young Minds
Net Nanny




Educational Resources for Parents
A number of resources for parents are available on our Safe Environment page. In addition to personal safety, these resources address internet and media safety as well.
Recommended Articles
The Weight of Smut by Mary Eberstadt
 Thanks A Lot, Oprah by Ed Mechmann, Director of Public Policy and the Safe Environment Office, Archdiocese of New York
 Pornography: What’s the Problem by Mark J. Houck
 The Effects of Pornography on Individuals, Marriage, Family and Community by Patrick F. Fagan, Ph.D.
 Safeguarding the Heart of Marriage by Theresa Notare

Human Trafficking

For more information about human trafficking, please visit this page.


Domestic Violence

"Violence against women, inside or outside the home, is never justified. Violence in any form-physical, sexual, psychological, or verbal is sinful; often, it is a crime as well" (U.S Catholic Bishops, When I Call for Help, 2002)
Click here for information and resources about Domestic Violence.