The ARM of St. Michael
The angelic warfare confraternity is a worldwide daily communal act of prayer that has been continuous for close to 400 years, preceded by an informal period of practice almost as old. The AWC fellowship prays for only one thing: the gift of sexual continence > 'purity and chastity'. There are thousands of members, in many countries, many in consecrated life. Installation is by formal rite, where one's name is entered on a Dominican register. It is a witness to the proven power of many prayers working together and an invaluable spiritual practice for anyone battling lust or in the work of lust addiction recovery.
Begun in 1994, The Catholic Support Group for Sexual Addiction Recovery (CSGSAR) is the oldest sex addiction recovery group on the Internet. The ministry is a work of the Oblates and Missioners of St. Michael in Ottumwa, Iowa. Their large, informative, interactive website is rich in educational literature, church doctrine, and spiritual direction for addicts. The 'meeting room' allows members, often from all over the world, to discretely discuss matters of sobriety, recovery, prayer, sacraments, and faith fellowship. If you need a meeting, but haven't found one in your area yet, a virtual group like this is a great blessing.
Sexaholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop lusting and become sexually sober. There are no dues or fees for SA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. SA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sexually sober and help others to achieve sexual sobriety. Sexaholics Anonymous is a recovery program based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous and received permission from AA to use its Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions in 1979.http://https://www.sa.org/
Many accounts appear in the Gospels of Jesus’ power to cast out unclean spirits, while also granting his followers power to do the same in His name. Addiction has an invisible agent, the oppressing or possessing demon. Situated between the evil-dispelling power of confession and the extreme intervention of formal exorcism, deliverance prayer recognizes the reality of the unclean spirit, and through prayer, fasting and intensive confidential interview, exposes the entry ways of spirits into our own "house" (soul), often for long troubling periods of time, through specific wounds and life lies we have bought into. When the tormenting spirits of recurrent debilities are 'owned', named, and commanded to leave, we find the intimacy of the Father waiting, who blesses us as we have never been blessed before.
Lust addiction has a high incidence among sexually wounded children. Child sex abuse is a moral and spiritual atrocity so massive that some souls never locate its wound, which is as big as the person. The amount of time to the discovery of child sex abuse impact has been averaged at 27 years. Sexual abuse of children causes a fearful silence and repression of memory, including of entire families and communities, in an attempt to make the atrocity vanish. Dr Theresa Burke has developed a clergy-mediated, intense encounter experience to expose the wounds of abuse and to bring Christ into those wounds through group therapy, prayer and the sacramental paths of the Catholic Church including most significantly the sacrament of the anointing of the sick.
To have opted at any time for an abortion invites another kind of deep soul wound. Dr Burke’s sexual abuse healing work was preceded by 20 years of pioneering healing retreats ministering to the life-altering effects of abortion. Rachel’s Vineyard ministers to the forbidden grief of abortion and its spiritual PTSD effects in each person.
This prayer apostolate was created "to provide prayers for members - priests, laity, family and friends - so that they are not adversely affected by the demonic." Membership is instant and premised on upholding the group's ten commitment requirements. After committing to the terms, just begin the daily prayers and watch the power! http://www.auxiliumchristianorum.org/
This site publishes the prolific letters of Fr. Chad Ripperger FSSP, Exorcist and Doctor of Psychology. The multimedia page gives access to a catalog of recorded talks on a broad variety of subjects offered soberly for the catechesis of the faithful, a rarity among today's pulpits that do not relay The Magisterium's deeper phenomenological knowledge base.
He has published numerous book titles, of which the Introduction to the Science of Mental Health, is a benchmark summary of what the Church has received in regard to human mental health and mental illness, and how it necessarily expands modern psychology's narrower focus, which lacks the supernatural dimension.
Addiction also takes on far deeper epidemiological structure than our court systems are aware of, in light of the Thomistic description of will, understanding, intellect, appetite, vice, virtue, grace, prayer, order, sin, and the demonic.http://www.sensustraditionis.org/multimedia.html/
The Calix Society is an association of Catholic alcoholics who are maintaining their sobriety through affiliation with and participation in the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. We meet for prayer, fellowship, and discussion at Our Lady of Perpetual Help's Parish Office in Ellicott City, Maryland every Saturday of the month beginning at 9 AM. All are welcome, whether you are struggling with this addiction or are the friend or family member of someone who is. More information about the Calix Society can be found at www.calixsociety.orghttp://www.calixsociety.org/
Fr. Michael Gaitley has authored a host of books offering gateway opportunities into devout life, his 33 Days to Merciful Love being one which can speak most hopefully to suffering addicts.http://www.shopmercy.org/33-Days-to-Merciful-Love/33DML/itd/07110191/101/457/NO/
Courage International, also known as Courage Apostolate and Courage for short, is an approved apostolate of the Catholic Church that counsels "men and women with same-sex attractions in living chaste lives in fellowship, truth and love". The organization runs support groups led by a priest to encourage its members to abstain from acting on their sexual desires and to live according to the teachings of the Catholic Church on homosexuality. Courage also has a ministry geared towards the relatives and friends of gay people called Encourage. The apostolate was endorsed by the Pontifical Council for the Family in 1994.http://couragerc.org/courage/about/