Lists of Resources

What Catholics Need to Know and Can Do Regarding Mental Illness

Feel free to download and share: Credentialing and Mental Health Professionals

Feel free to download and share: 10 Things for Parishes to Know and Do (from the NCPD)

Regarding Suicide

Feel free to download and share: Suicide Prevention Competencies for Faith Leaders (from the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention)

Feel free to download and share: Information for Catholic Survivors of Death from Suicide (from Gratia Plena)

For General Recovery (Mental Illness and Addictions)

Reading List: References and Resources from our presentations

Video Series

Subscribe to Dr. Ken's Gratia Plena YouTube channel where you will find videos on general recovery issues (recovery from addictions, mental illness, spiritual distress, unhealthy relationships, and other afflictions). These videos have a different topic for your prayerful reflection each week, integrating the psychological and spiritual. This series is not a substitute for professional counseling or 12-step work, but designed to be a supplement or a place to start. The audio-only portion of these videos is available on podcasts (see below).

Podcast Series

Subscribe to "Encounter with Dr. Ken" recovery series which is available on several different platforms:

This series is not a substitute for professional counseling or 12-step work, but designed to be a supplement or a place to start. These podcasts are audio-only portions of video presentations available on our YouTube channel (see above).


Forgiving from the Heart by Fr. Francis Frankovich, CC

The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World by Bishop Desmond Tutu

Moving Forward: Six Steps to Forgiving Yourself and Breaking Free from the Past by Everett Worthington Jr.


Feel free to download and share: The Gift of Fatherhood: What Every Man Should Know by Fr. Griffin

Documentary film by Joe McClane The Other Side of Fear: Facing the Father Wound

For the Coronavirus Disease Pandemic of 2019 (COVID-19)

Feel free to download and share:  COVID-19 Mental Health Resources Handout

Accompanying People in Psychological Distress in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Members of One Body Loved by One Love Document from the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

Rights to medical care of persons with disabilities during COVID-19:  Handout from NCPD

At Home Retreats from our friends at Adore Ministries:

For Teenage Girls

St. Joan's Girls Group

Our annual summer program for Catholic middle and high school girls addresses self-esteem, relationships, self-care, and healthy coping. Here is a promotional video. The program is six sessions. Scholarships are available so that all can participate. Here is the 2022 flyer. Feel free to share the video or flyer with parish youth groups and schools and on your social media channels. You might just save a life!

For Growth in Chastity

King David's Men Group a confidential, professionally facilitated support group for men to address sexual integrity issues of various types (pornography, infidelity, masturbation, promiscuity, fantasy, lust, et cetera). There is a small $10 fee for each group meeting. This group is led by psychologist Dr. Ken Buckle and meets at the Thérèse Office in Stafford near the Southwest Freeway (59/69) at Hwy 90 in the southwest part of Greater Houston. Resumes Saturdays, November 5th at 10-11am. Call to the Gratia Plena main office to register.

Confessional Booklet

This booklet has been printed for priests to use in the confessional. You can order more copies directly from the printer.

Recovery Worksheets

Three Circles

Personal Change Plan - Blank

Articles (view or download free):

5 Reasons You Need the Victory App by Matt Fradd for LifeTeen

Blessed are the Pure in Heart by Bishop Finn

Bought with a Price by Bishop Loverde

Chastity, Purity, Affection, and Marital Love by My Catholic Life!

Coming Clean by Luke Gilkerson via Covenant Eyes

Create in Me a Clean Heart by USCCB

Growing in Chastity by Good Confession

Strive 21-Day Challenge by Cardinal Studios

What is Chastity and How Can I Be Chaste? by the Catholic Education Resource Center


Don't Call It Love by Patrick Carnes (good information, but keep on your Catholic filter)

Muscle Memory by Joe McClane

Out of the Shadows by Patrick Carnes (good information, but keep on your Catholic filter)

The Big Book by Sex Addicts Anonymous (good information, but keep on your Catholic filter)

The Big Book by Sexaholics Anonymous


Anti-Pornography (from the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia)

Chastity Project

Clean Heart Online by Covenant Eyes

Fight the New Drug (nonreligious; has three excellent, brief videos)

Integrity Restored

Purity is Possible

Reclaim Sexual Health

S.A. Lifeline Foundation

The Porn Effect

Twelve Step Program Websites:


Sexaholics Anonymous (SA)

Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA) can be very helpful, but keep on your Catholic filter

Protecting the Family and Securing Technology

Covenant Eyes

Norton Antivirus Plus

OpenDNS (from Cisco)

Protect Young Minds

Children's Commissioner Report from England on Child Access to Pornography

For Partners of Sex Addicts:

Infidelity Survivors Anonymous (ISA) 12-step program, keep on your Catholic filter

Mending a Shattered Heart book by Stefanie Carnes

Shattered Vows book by Debra Laaser

For Marriages in Crisis:

For marriage or couples counseling, call our Gratia Plena main office at 832-532-0129 to make an appointment.

Retrouvaille for marriages in serious crisis.

The Alexander House (San Antonio)

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