The Archdiocese of Omaha Anti-Pornography Task Force was created in late 2007 to study and address concerns about pornography on behalf of the Church. Its primary audience is the Catholic Community in the Archdiocese of Omaha -- clergy, lay ministers/professionals, parents, grandparents young adults, children/youth.
The Task Force has three primary goals: 1) to increase awareness of the prevalence of pornography 2) to educate on the harmful and long-lasting effects of pornography 3) to provide support/ healing resources to those who have been hurt by pornography.
Equally important is the Task Force’s commitment to educating the community on the Church teaching regarding healthy sexuality. Workshops in February 2009 were a great beginning to achieving Task Force goals of awareness and education. Ready-to-use teaching sheets were given to the workshop participants and are listed below for use in school and parish ministries.
This year, Catholic clergy, lay leaders, educators, and representatives of other faiths will attend the 2nd Annual Anti-Pornography Workshops on February 7-8, 2010.