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Parent Guides to Human Sexuality are now available!

For a sneak peek of each guide, please click the images below!

First Age Group - Parents of Children Ages 5-10


Second Age Group - Parents of Children Ages 9-14


Third Age Group - Parents of Children Ages 13-19


The Chastity Education Program of the Archdiocese of New York is excited to announce the release of the Parent Guides to Human Sexuality, a set of three concrete resources for parents of children from ages 5 to 19 to educate themselves in the Catholic Church’s teachings regarding human sexuality. The Parent Guides to Human Sexuality, were the fruit of collaboration between the Family Life/Respect Life, Catechetical, and Education Offices of the Archdiocese of New York.

The Parent Guides to Human Sexuality were developed to help parents in three specific ways:

• To provide parents of children in grades Kindergarten through High School with specific knowledge of the Catholic Church’s teachings regarding human sexuality and ways that they can educate their children in the faith in a developmentally appropriate way with the specific references to church teachings from the Bible, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality (Pontifical Council of the Family), Catechetical Formation in Chaste Living (United States Council of Catholic Bishops), and other prominent church documents.
• To present parents with an overview of each developmental stage in their child’s life so that they can individually meet the needs of their son or daughter at a time that is appropriate for each child
• To empower parents and encourage them to joyfully embrace the active role in their children’s life, especially when it comes to speaking about topics of human sexuality, which many parents feel ill-equipped for

By providing parents and teens with concise and accurate information about their faith, we are promoting a culture of informed, faithful Catholics who have the knowledge to live out and defend their faith. What better tool to provide to our parents in the upcoming Year of Faith!

These guides were developed to not only be used to meet the needs of the parents within the Archdiocese of New York but to serve as a catechetical resource for all parents throughout the country who seek to illuminate the brilliance of the Church’s teachings on human sexuality.

We are excited to bring these Parent Guides to Human Sexuality to you and happily share the support we have received for these guides from our own Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan in September 2012 when he stated, “This guide clearly presents God’s plan for life, love, dignity, and human sexuality, and opens the door to honest communication with your child in a way that is appropriate to your child’s age and development. I hope it will be an invaluable resource, leading all who use it to a deeper understanding of the freedom and joy that come from living a pure life according to God’s plan.”

To order copies of the Parent Guides to Human Sexuality, please CLICK HERE for an order form or click the image below.

If you have any questions about the Parent Guides to Human Sexuality or to inquire about bulk discount pricing, please email chastity@archny.org or leave a message at(646) 794-3198.


Generation Life, a pro-life, pro-chastity speakers group of young people, is welcoming back another team of missionaries to speak in the parishes and schools of the Archdiocese of New York!  Check out the video below to see what Generation Life is all about!


BE PART OF THE MOVEMENT from Generation Life on Vimeo.

If you are interested in becoming a Generation Life Missionary, please email Kimberly Quatela at kimberly.quatela@archny.org.

For more information about Generation Life and this opportunity, see their website at www.generationlife.org



It was a great pleasure to be interviewed by Sr. Marie Pappas, on Sirius Radio's Catholic Channel, for the program Pathways of Learning.  If you missed our discussion, have a listen below.  (The live program was broadcast July 26, 2011.)

Segment 1 


Segment 2 


Segment 3 




Generation Life, a pro-life, pro-chastity speakers group of young people, is forming a team for New York!  If you are interested in becoming a Generation Life Missionary for our NY team, please email Kimberly Quatela at kimberly.quatela@archny.org.

For more information about Generation Life and this opportunity, see their website at www.generationlife.org



Register for The Truth and Meaning of Sexuality, Love and Family: Cultural Implications
Whether you are a ministry leader looking for continuing education on topics relating to marriage, family life and
God's gift of sexuality, a college student who needs undergraduate or graduate credit or a parent who wants to dig deeper into the history of sex education and learn more about developing healthy, happy, holy families, you will enjoy  Family Honor's semester-long, college-level online course. Flexible format means you work on a timetable that is right for your schedule!

For more information, visit http://familyhonor.org/online-course/



Are you interested in learning more about...

  • Becoming a chastity speaker?
  • Receiving a monthly chastity email newsletter?
  • Receiving the Parent Guides to Human Sexuality?
  • Planning chastity retreats/Masses?
  • Organizing fundraising special events?
  • Volunteering your gifts and talents in graphic design, publishing, baking, web design, marketing, translating, or public speaking?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, click here to become a part of the Encouraging Chastity Network!


Feel like your life is too hectic?  Are you wishing there could be some peace in your world?  Check out the video above for some suggestions.


What is chastity?
"The Church calls all to lead "a chaste life in keeping with their particular states in life" (CCC, no 2348), a striving that is performed deliberately, maturely, happily, and for the sake of the Kingdom.  It is a surrendering of all genital activity in thought, word, and deed, alone, or with others, hetero-or-homo, honestly confronting any inclinations, drives, or fantasies that threaten the wholesome, healthy, realistic purity mirrored by Jesus and expected by His Church of her people."
Called To Be Holy
by Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Archdiocese of New York

What am I saying YES to when I choose chastity?
We are bombarded with messages all around us that tell us what we are saying NO to when we choose to live a chaste life, what we are missing out on.  It's about time that we think about all the things we are saying YES to, what we are gaining.  Click here to discover what you are saying YES to by living a chaste life along with some practical advice on how to live a chaste life NOW!


Is chastity JUST for nuns and priests?

NOPE! ALL baptized Christians are called to Chastity.
(Surprising, isn't it?) 
Check it out in the catechism- paragraph 2348.  http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p3s2c2a6.htm#2348


Is pornography a problem?
Click here to explore this topic and find supporting resources.

Click here to read an encouraging story about a young man who has overcome his addiction to pornography.



Check out Catholic recording artist, Amanda Vernon's newest music video called "With This Ring"

In this newly released music video, Amanda sings about the ring that her father gave her growing up. She shares how it was a constant reminder of her promise to God and her future husband. In this video, we can all see the joy of living a life for Christ in heart, mind, and body.




Be pure online and protect the values of your home. Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability and Filtering Services protect purity while encouraging Godly choices and character. Covenant Eyes Accountability monitors and evaluates websites visited for mature content and sends a report to a person(s) you choose. What we do online impacts our lives offline.


What's Life All About?

Ever think to yourself- Just what is this whole life thing about?  Check out the video below for some insights into this questions!

YouTube - Tamara Lowe at Christ Fellowship

"D4D: Designed for Dignity" Cups for Sale!

These cups feature:

  • the chastity website address
  • and inspiring message to remind each girl/guy of their dignity
  • a tiara to remind the girls that they are princesses
  • a sword and armor

Each cup comes with a candy bag full of Hershey Kisses with a purity prayer card attached.  All proceeds from the sale of these cups goes to support the new Chastity Program of the Archdiocese of New York.  For more information or to purchase cups, contact Kim Burdette at 646-794-3198 or email her at Kimberly.Burdette@archny.org.








In 2004, the National Catholic Register and Faith & Family magazine gathered online nominations for films that best celebrate Catholic life. Click here for a list of movies with specific Catholic references, not simply with Catholic themes...


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"How can I help?"
Want to help spread the message of Chastity? Email Kim at the address below to find out how you can help. 

Kimberly Quatela
Chastity Education Coordinator

(after March 13th, 2013 please use chastity@archny.org as Kimberly will be out on maternity leave)




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