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Homosexuality and the Catholic Church: Clear Answers to Difficult Questions
by Fr. John Harvey, OSFS

Ascension Press, 2007  Order: 800-376-0520

Catholic Books on Homosexuality

Same-Sex Attractions: A Parents' Guide - edited by Fr. John Harvey, OSFS & Gerard V. Bradley, St. Augustine's Press, South Bend, IN, 2003; Order: 1-800-621-2736

The Truth About Homosexuality: The Cry of the Faithful,(Catholic) Rev. John F. Harvey, OSFS, Ignatius Press, 1997; Order: Ignatius Press at 1-800-651-1531

The Homosexual Person: New Thinking in Pastoral Care, Rev. John F. Harvey, OSFS, Ignatius Press, 1987; Order: Ignatius Press at 1-800-651-1531

The Courage to be Chaste, Benedict Groeschel, CFR, Paulist Press, 1985; Order: 1-800-218-1903

A Spiritual Plan to Redirect One’s Life, Rev. John F. Harvey, OSFS, Pamphlet; Order: Contact Pauline Books & Media @ 1-800-876-4463

Same Sex Attraction: Catholic Teaching and Pastoral Practice, Rev. John F. Harvey, OSFS, Pamphlet; Order: Contact Catholic Information Service, Knights of Columbus, 203-752-4267 or Email:
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Beyond Gay, David Morrison, Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division, Our Sunday Visitor, Inc., 1999. Order online through

Born to Love, Rev. John R. Waiss, Outskirts Press Inc., 2009

Books Dealing With The Psychological Aspects of Homosexuality

The Heart of Female Same-Sex Attraction: A Comprehensive Counseling Resource, Janelle Hallman,

Healing Homosexuality: Case Stories of Reparative Therapy, Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, Jason Aronson Inc., 1977; Order or

Reparative Therapy of Male Homosexuality, Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, Jason Aronson Inc., 1991; or

The Battle for Normality: A Guide for Self-Therapy for Homosexuality, Dr. Gerard J.M. Van Den Aardweg, Ignatius Press, 1997; Order Ignatius Press, 1-800-651-1531

Emotional Dependency: A Threat to Close Friendships, Thorkelson-Rentzel, Inter Varsity Press, 1990; Order

The Heart of Female Same-Sex Attraction, Janelle Hallman, Inter Varsity Press, 2008; or

The Addictive Personality, Understanding the Addictive Process and Compulsive Behavior, Craig Nakken, Hazelden Publishing, 1988/1996; Order 1-800-257-7810

Books Dealing With Gay Agenda Influence on Politics

In Homosexuality and American Public Life, Richard Fitzgibbons M.D.,C. Wolfe (ed.) Spence Publishing, 1999.

Other Supportive Literature

The Courage to be Chaste, (Catholic), Benedict Groeschel, CFR; Paulist Press, 1985: Order 1-800-218-1903.

Catechism of the Catholic Church, Libreria Editrice Vaticana; To Order see Pauline Books & Media,

Celebrating The Single Life - A Spirituality For Single Person's In Today's World, by Susan Annette Muto, Cross Road Publishing Co.1990, To Order see Pauline Books & Media,

I Will Give Them a New Heart: Reflections on the Priesthood and the Renewal of the Church, Conrad Baars, Publisher: Alba House - To Order Call: 1-800-343-ALBA (2522)

Psychology As Religion - The Cult of Self Worship, Paul C. Vitz, Williams Eerdmans's Publishing, 1998.

Every Day We Praise You, Prayers and Readings for Each Day, Catholic Book Publishing Co.; Call Ignatius Press 1-800-651-1531

Other Christian Books On Homosexuality

Someone I Love is Gay, How Family and Friends Can Respond, Anita Worthen and Bob Davies, Regeneration Books Order online from

Love Won Out, How God's Love Helped Two People Leave Homosexuality and Find Each Other, John and Anne Paulk, Regeneration Books - Order online from

Sexual Wisdom, Dr. Richard Wetzel: To order visit his website.

Homosexuality: A New Christian Ethic, Elizabeth R. Moberly: Regeneration Books - Order online from

The Broken Image, Leanne Payne: Regeneration Books - Order online from

Crisis in Masculinity, Leanne Payne: Regeneration Books -  Order online from

Setting Love In Order, Mario Bergner, Hamewith Books, 1996 Order online from

Coming Out of Homosexuality, Bob Davies and Lori Rentzel: Regeneration Books - Order online at

Emotional Dependency: A Threat to Close Friendships, Lori Thorkelson-Rentzel: Regeneration Books - Order online from

Homosexual No More, Dr. William Consiglio: Regeneration Books - Order online from

Desires in Conflict, Joe Dallas: Regeneration Books - Order online from

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Ignatius Press
Pauline Books & Media
Catholic Information Service, Knights of Columbus
Paulist Press
Narth Books and Publications

You can also obtain many of these books from your local bookstore.

As the founder and director of the Courage and Encourage support groups, Fr. John Harvey is aware of the sensitive nature of homosexuality. With his extensive experience ministering to those with same-sex attraction, Fr. Harvey presents the Church’s teaching in an objective and pastorally-sensitive manner. Priests, religious, and laity alike will benefit from the many questions considered here including:

• What is the basis of the Church’s teaching regarding homosexuality
• What do many consider to be the cause of same-sex attraction?
• Can a person overcome same-sex attraction?
• Why is it important for civil law to limit marriage to one man and one woman?
• How can a person live the virtue of chastity joyfully?

Bridge the gap between what you know about homosexuality and same-sex attractions now and what you could know after reading some quality resources.

Homosexuality and Following Jesus
by Paul Flaman

In this clear, concise, and compelling book, Paul Flaman addresses ways in which we can contribute to fulfilling this foundational prayer of the Christian life when it comes to the issue of homosexuality — an issue that has caused much division in countries, churches, and families around the world.

“… uniquely explores how our approach to individuals with same-sex attraction must reflect the teachings and the love of Christ.”
—REV. PAUL CHECK, Executive Director, Courage International

Washed and Waiting
Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality

by Wesley Hill

In Washed and Waiting, Wesley Hill writes for Christians struggling with same-sex attractions and those who love them. Part-memoir, part theological reflection, Hill shares the struggles that Christians face as they seek to live faithful to God’s “no” to homosexuality.

Wesley Hill graduated from Wheaton College and has an MA in Theology and Religion from Durham University in the UK. He is currently working toward a PhD in New Testament at Durham and has written for Books & Culture and Ransom Fellowship’s magazine Critique.

Copyright 2013
Courage International, Inc.
All rights reserved.

The Lion's Heart
by Dena Hunt

The Lion's Heart is a heart-rending story about love and sacrifice.  The emotional struggle of Paul's same-sex attraction, the guilt he feels, and his ambivalence toward his Catholic faith all come together in this look inside the heart of a tortured man.

The author is donating 100% of the proceeds from sales of this book to Courage!

Breaking Free: 12 Steps to Sexual Purity for Men
(Apple/Android eBook) by Stephen Wood

There  is  help for getting rid of porn. The 12 steps outlined in Breaking Free will not only help you quit porn, but also prove to be useful in preventing an addiction to pornography. Breaking Free will teach you how to give up porn, find accountability, look for accountability software, protect yourself against sexual addictions and sins, and how to prevent future problems that could destroy your marriage and family life.

Forgiveness is a Choice
A Step-by-Step Process for Resolving Anger and Restoring Hope
by Robert D. Enright, Ph.D.

Forgiveness Is a Choice is a self-help book for people who have been deeply hurt by another and caught in a vortex of anger, depression, and resentment. As a creator of the first scientifically proven forgiveness program in the country, Robert D. Enright shows how forgiveness can reduce anxiety and depression while increasing self-esteem and hopefulness toward one's future.

My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds With the Help of the Saints
by Dawn Eden

Dawn Eden, internationally known speaker and author of the bestselling The Thrill of the Chaste, shows how the lives of the saints have given her hope and aided her journey of spiritual healing after childhood sexual abuse. One in four American women and one in six American men report having been sexually abused during childhood and My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints provides a much-needed resource for spiritual healing from the isolating effects of these wounds.

My Genes Made Me Do It
A Scientific Look At Sexual Orientation
by Neil and Briar Whitehead

This clearly written, simple-to-understand little paperback book should be stocked in all public libraries. Dr. Neil Whitehead, a research scientist and biochemist, with his wife Briar, a writer, methodically examine the evidence for the "born that way" theory and explain why none of the biologically based theories can be substantiated as causative, rather than simply predisposingThe authors address the following issues: Are Heterosexuals Born that Way? To What Extent Do Our Instincts Control Us? How Does Sexual Identity Develop? What is the Cross-Cultural Evidence? Does Prenatal Hormone Exposure Cause Homosexuality? How Does Sexual Identity Form in People with Genitalia of Both Sexes? Is Homosexuality Changeable?

Christopher Yuan, the son of Chinese immigrants, discovered at an early age that he was different. He was attracted to other boys. As he grew into adulthood, his mother, Angela, hoped to control the situation. Instead, she found that her son and her life were spiraling out of control—and her own personal demons were determined to defeat her. Years of heartbreak, confusion, and prayer followed before the Yuans found a place of complete surrender, which is God’s desire for all families. Their amazing story, told from the perspectives of both mother and son, offers hope for anyone affected by homosexuality. God calls all who are lost to come home to him. Casting a compelling vision for holy sexuality, Out of a Far Country speaks to prodigals, parents of prodigals, and those wanting to minister to the gay community. "But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him."  - Luke 15:20

Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son's Journey to God. A Broken Mother's Search for Hope

By: Christopher Yuan, Angela Yuan