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Are you or a loved one experiencing homosexual attractions and looking for answers?
From our web site you will learn about same-sex attractions and chastity. By developing an interior life of chastity, which is the universal call to all Christians, one can move beyond the confines of the homosexual label to a more complete identity in Christ.
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"Trust Christ; listen attentively to his teachings, fix your eyes on his face, persevere in listening to his Word. Allow him to focus your search and your aspirations, all your ideals and the desires of your heart." -- Pope John Paul II
"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew." ... St. Francis deSales
Homosexuality, Identity, and the Grace of Chastity
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"We think primarily in earthly categories.” T hese words from John Paul II’s 1985 Apostolic Letter Delecti Amici , addressed to the Youth of the World best sums up criticisms over the group of authors Austin Ruse has recently dubbed the “New Homophiles”: concerning sexual identity, they think primarily in earthly categories.. (Read the entire article online ...)
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FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN RATIONAL ARGUMENT
Consider how swiftly American society has changed as regards homosexuality.... In this radical transformation of society, one of the greatest casualties is the individual who experiences homosexual attractions but who desires to live chastity.... For over fifty years Father John Harvey, an Oblate of St Francis de Sales, worked with men and women in precisely this situation. (Read the entire article online...)
You don't have to make this journey alone!
Spiritual support for Catholic men and women with same-sex attractions who desire to live chaste lives in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
The New Homophiles: Some Reasons for Concern
2013 Annual Courage/EnCourage Conference Presentations are now available for online viewing:
St. Augustine is famous for having prayed, “Lord, make me chaste, but not yet.” Father Paul Check, the director of Courage, suggests that chastity, like justice and mercy, is indeed part of the Good News of Christ and to ignore it is self-defeating. (Read the entire article online...)
Courage Head Sees Christ in Pope's 'Non-judgment' Remarks
. As many look for signs of change in Pope Francis' comments on people with same-sex attraction, the leader of a ministry for those with homosexual inclinations instead believes the Pope's words hearken back to Christ himself.
Understanding and Accepting the "Redemptive"
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