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Why Porn Is So Dangerous And How To Fight Back

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by Father Sean Kilcawley to discuss the dangers and impact of pornography and how you can find freedom from porn and shame.

In this episode, you will learn
• What does the Catholic Church teach about pornography?
• Is masturbation a Mortal Sin?
• Sobering statistics about pornography use
• Practical steps to quit using porn
• Ways to protect your children from a sex-obsessed culture
• and much more!


Show Links & Resources:

From Poland to Rome: 100 Years of Pope St. John Paul II Pilgrimage: Learn More

Exodus 90:
exodus90.com
Covenant Eyes: covenanteyes.com (use code CatholicTalk to get 30 days free)

Clean Heart Online:
http://cleanhearts.online/

Covenant Eyes Pornography Stats:
https://www.covenanteyes.com/pornstats/

International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals:
https://iitap.com/

 

7 comments on Why Porn Is So Dangerous And How To Fight Back

  1. Andrea says:

    Hi guys,
    Wow, are you guys brave to take on such an intimate and often controversial subject. Excellent podcast very well done. I often struggled with where does celebration of the body end and pornography begin? Those individuals with beautiful bodies, both male and female, want to show them off and want to be pleasured by them. Their enjoyment is a thank you to God.

    I don’t play online video games but am surrounded by those who do and every time I join in or watch I think there is pornography involved here as there is more sex involved in some of them than the pursuit of romance which, of course, is the pursuit of love. Sex or power through worldwide domination seems to be the ultimate reward in a video game, and there are many “incels”, a new term I learned and loathe, who are getting their jollies online only. They don’t even seek out real and/or healthy relationships just condemn them as they resent what they think they can’t have. They don’t even try. These games are an addiction.

    People are born with addictive personalities. I quit smoking after decades. I was home waiting for a plumber one day and played an online game that I became addicted to! ‘This is us’ as the tv show says. Or, addictions r us. I am addicted to Christmas music and all things Christmas. My favorite season of the year is coming up fast.

    Fr. Sean Kilcawley is doing good work and was a good guest to have on. Very knowledgeable and understanding as well. I wish him luck with all his group work and causes. He was funny about thinking since he devoted his life to Christ all the human temptations would just fall by the wayside but that turned out not to be the reality. I wish for his sake and all of the clergy that would be a truism. That would be their reward. How much grief it would save or alleviate.

    You have to fight the good fight, as St. Paul would say, to keep your morality. We are only human as the song goes. The fact that we can transcend ourselves at times must make God feel so good about his love for us not being wasted. Not being thrown away on the totally unworthy. The two gifts of pure love mankind received from God was Jesus, and our Guardian Angel. (I don’t even want to go there about how much our Guardian Angel has seen or experienced with us!) The amount of love we receive from God is there for us always to dip into like the proverbial deep well. The St. Paul triad of faith, hope and love. Our emotional sustenance.

    Yes, I agree with Fr. Kilcawley, everyone has a porn story. Like Fr. Pagano, my first encounter was pre-pubescent and that was before the Internet came online. I relied on books including an old ‘classic’ I found or Fanny Hill. Achieving chastity and maintaining chastity is tough for the clergy and the laity. Sex itself becomes an object as well as do those we objectify. It leaves you empty because there is no soul involved in the activity. That is exactly why so many seek help.

    God bless everyone struggling with pornography and I wish these people much luck in overcoming their sexual addictions. I agree with you Fr. Kilcawley, the first step is to find someone to talk to who can help or at least understand without condemnation.

    Thank you guys for your latest contribution to our overall wellbeing.

  2. Yazmin Mani says:

    Thank you The Catholic Talk Show,

    Resources are great, I’m a youth minister.

  3. Joshua D Ruopp says:

    Thank you for that podcast on the dangers of porn! I have been a subscriber to Covenant eyes for over a year and with my accountability partners I have been pure in my eyes for some time now. Not to mention a loving wife and the twelve steps of A.A. to help me stay sober. Mostly the willingness to change with God’s mercy and the love of Jesus! We are bruised fruit and need the sweetness of the Trinity and people who want to help others. I’m also doing a program called Valiant Man, that is excellent! We need to get the word out so struggling men and women can know the truth about healing and redemption! God bless!!!

    1. Keep up the good fight Joshua! It’s awesome that a man can take control over his life and strive to be greater.

  4. Kevin Patrick Sweeney says:

    I have noticed that when Ryan DellaCrosse says anything, Ryan Scheel always disagrees and it is hilarious!

  5. I did teach my oldest girls about the birds and the bees when they were about 9.
    My first and last experience with seeing pornography was when my older brother left a disgusting magazine in the bathroom. I found it when I was cleaning the bathroom. However, I will say that porn has destroyed the love and respect in my marriage… not because I had looked at it, but because my husband did to the detriment of most of the intimacy in the marriage.

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