Pastoral Response to Pornography

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A Pastoral Response to Pornography:
Harms & Effects on Children and Young People
Three-Part Webinar Series *All webinars are FREE of charge*

Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Office of Family Life & Safeguard the Children

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Part One: Resources to Support Parents/Families on How to Fight the Pornography Epidemic

When: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Time: 9:00am – 11:30am PT

Speaker: Ryan Foley, Vice President Business Development, Covenant Eyes/Safe Haven

Ryan Foley is the V.P. of Business Development for Covenant Eyes. Since serving in the U.S. Air Force, Ryan has continually worked in the technology field with a specific focus on security. Ryan joined Covenant Eyes in 2012 and is now applying his passion for security in support of families, working to protect them from Internet pornography.

Ryan Foley is vice president of business development for Covenant Eyes, a company offering filtering and accountability software. A member of Legatus, Ryan has been active for the last decade in many apostolic works. In 2006 he became the executive director of Mission Network, an umbrella organization for numerous virtue-based programs. Later he started his own company, Faith Interactive, to teach and provide parishes and nonprofit organizations with online tools that could help them communicate more effectively with their members. Ryan also helped with the development and administration of ePriest, a resource for catholic clergy of which he remains the executive director.

For the last year Ryan has been working steadily to educate Catholic families. Ryan speaks regularly and provides Internet safety workshops at schools, parishes, and to other faith-based organizations.

Part Two: Responding Pastorally to Pornography Use & Spiritual Impact

When: Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Time: 9:00am – 11:30am PT (All Participants)
11:30am -12:30pm PT (Clergy Only)

Speaker: Fr. Allen Hoffa, Program Director/Theological Advisor for Integrity Restored

Fr. Allen Hoffa was trained for the priesthood at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Master of Divinity. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Allentown on June 6, 2009. During Fr. Hoffa’s priestly ministry, he has served in a number of ministries including: Parochial Vicar, High School Chaplain, Catholic College Chaplain at Lehigh University, Director of the Diocesan Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry, and Catholic Youth Event Speaker and Worship Leader.

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.

Fr. Hoffa also received training in the Spring of 2018 from Fr. Sean Kilcawley and Dr. Todd Bowman to be able to assist the Integrity Restored Team with Priest Intensives and Parish/Diocesan Events. Fr. Hoffa speaks to audiences of all levels. His most recent talk, It Used To Be Drama and Now It’s Trauma focuses on teen and parent tips and tools to remain steadfast amidst a culture overcome by the pornography industry. Fr. Hoffa is also available to work with diocese to develop their own pastoral plan to address the evils of pornography a diocese and its parishes.

Part Three: Effects of Pornography Addiction on Children & Young People/Mental Health Support 

When: Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Time: 9:00am – 11:30am PT

Speaker: Dr. Peter C. Kleponis, Ph.D., SATP-C, Senior Advisor for Integrity Restored

Peter C. Kleponis, Ph.D., SATP, CSAT is a Licensed Clinical Therapist and Assistant Director of Comprehensive Counseling Services in Conshohocken, PA.  With over 20 years of professional experience, Dr. Kleponis is a nationally renowned Catholic expert on the treatment of pornography and sexual addictions.  He has helped thousands of individuals, couples, and families recover from the effects of pornography addiction.

Dr. Kleponis is founder of the successful Integrity Starts Here! recovery program for pornography addiction.  He is also cofounder of Integrity Restored.com, an organization dedicated to educating Catholics on the dangers of pornography and on ways to protect families.  He travels extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad educating people on how to win the battle against pornography through his Fighting Porn in Our Culture…and Winning! conference program.  He has presented conferences to numerous dioceses, colleges, seminaries, religious communities, men’s ministries, parent’s groups and other Catholic organizations.

Dr. Kleponis has been a guest on several EWTN television programs including Women of Grace, Franciscan University Presents, Crossing the Goal, At Home with Jim & Joy, and EWTN Bookmark.  He is a regular guest on Relevant Radio’s On-Call and Morning Air programs and contributes articles to ThoseCatholicMen.org.

Dr. Kleponis is passionate about equipping all Catholics to win the battle against pornography!