Testimonies and Articles – October 18, 2013

Inspiring Catholic Resources through MoralityInMedia.org, IntegrityRestored.com & ReclaimSexualHealth.com

Patrick Trueman, Dr. Peter Kleponis and Bruce & Jeannie Hanneman gave inspiring presentations about pornography during this summer’s National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers Conference.  Their presentations were so good that we are planning to bring all of them to Kansas City in the Fall of 2014!

Patrick Trueman is President and CEO of Morality in Media (MIM), and a former Chief of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Criminal Division, U. S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. from 1988 to 1993.  While there, he supervised the prosecution of child sex crimes, child pornography, and obscenity. MIM recently collaborated with several groups including Phillip Cosby’s AFA of Kansas and Missouri to remove pornographic magazines from all US Army and US Air Force base exchanges.  Patrick has spoken at the Men of Valor conference, and we look forward to having him back in Kansas City.

Peter C. Kleponis, Ph.D of IntegrityRestored.com is a Licensed Clinical Therapist and Assistant Director of Comprehensive Counseling Services in West Conshohocken, PA.  He is certified in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexual Addictions by The American Association of Christian Counselors’ Light University and by Dr. Mark Laaser’s Freedom Begins Here Program.  Dr. Kleponis recently published a book called The Pornography Epidemic: A Catholic Approach.  Dr. Kleponis presented to the priests in our archdiocese in the fall of 2011, and we look forward to having him back in Kansas City.

Bruce Hannemann and his wife, Jeannie are the co-founders of Reclaim Sexual Health. They both have Masters Degrees in Adult Christian Community Development with a concentration in Family Life.  Bruce has over thirty years of experience teaching science at the college level, and he combines an understanding of Theology of the Body with training in brain science and the bio-chemistry of sex.  Jeannie Hannemann operates a headquarters for over 700 Elizabeth Ministry chapters on six continents and a retreat center for direct service to those in need.  We look forward to having Bruce and Jeannie in Kansas City.