During this upcoming Holy Year of Mercy and beyond, join us in striving to protect our families, our hearts and our culture from the destruction caused by pornography.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Crookston has partnered with Covenant Eyes- a company committed to Internet accountability and filtering-to provide faith-based resources that foster the virtue of chastity to all parishioners and give them the tools to overcome pornography use and addiction.
Pornography is more than a bad habit-it's a culture that has widespread effects on our souls, our marriages, our children and on the wider society. We invite you to join us in embracing Christ's mercy and committing to sexual purity as well as strengthening accountability, trust and communication in our families.
What makes pornography so bad?
A pair of psychologists from the universities of Indiana and Alabama identified several keys ways that porn warps the mind, including how it:
Psychologist Al Cooper says three factors play a role:
It is accessible. There are literally millions of porn websites which can be accessed almost anywhere.
It is affordable. Most people who view pornography only view the free material.
It is anonymous. You can look at porn in the privacy of your home or office. No one has to know you are viewing it.
Like a three-legged stool, break one of the legs and the allure of pornography collapses.
Stop the Temptation Before It Starts with Covenant Eyes
When someone you trust receives a report of the websites you visit, it changes how you use the Internet.
Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability tracks every site you visit, rates each one for its content using six age-based ratings, (such as T for Teen or M for Mature) and delivers a regular report to the friend you choose.
Covenant Eyes Features
Send the person you choose a list of the websites you visit, the search terms you use, the YouTube videos you watch, all in an Internet Accountability Report that is designed to start a conversation.
The Reports are easy to read, and your partner can customize the report to only show ratings he or she cares about. For instance, your friend may not care about sites rated Teen, and may only want Highly Mature sites reported.
Install Covenant Eyes on all your computers, tablets, and smartphones. Covenant Eyes for Android monitors both Internet use and the apps that are used on phones and tablets. Covenant Eyes offers an Internet browser for iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod touch®. Best of all, these apps are free when you subscribe to Internet Accountability on your computer. Learn more about Accountability on Smartphones.
When temptation is overwhelming, click the Panic button to turn off your computer's Internet access. Your friend will be e-mailed. When you feel stronger, call toll-free and Covenant Eyes will reinstate your Internet access.
Want to block the bad stuff? For added protection, Covenant Eyes offers Internet filtering for Windows, Mac computers and for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.