The recently-formed diocesan Anti-Pornography Task Force has recommended to Bishop Carl A. Kemme that he set aside the weekend of March 30-31 to inform the faithful of the Diocese of Wichita about how harmful pornography is to the family and the culture.
The initiative was presented to all of the priests during an annual clergy meeting in October with a personal invitation letter from Bishop Kemme. In the letter bishop announced that we will celebrate Safe Haven Sunday at all of the weekend Masses.
During Safe Haven Sunday, in the context of the weekend Masses, the task force will provide instruction and resources designed to support and protect individuals, marriages, and families in making all homes a safe haven.
This awareness weekend will address the harmfulness of pornography in marriages, families, and culture as a whole, while providing helpful resources to both individuals and families.
“Implementing Safe-Haven Sunday in each parish will be easy,” according to Jake Samour, director of the diocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life. He said they will partner with Covenant Eyes to provide the necessary resources for the implementation, many aspects of which will be customized for the Wichita diocese.
Covenant Eyes is a web-based service designed to help people overcome pornography by monitoring their internet activity and by sending a report to a trusted friend who holds them accountable for their online choices.
More details and information will be available in later editions of the Advance.