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St. Joseph with the Infant Jesus, by Guido Reni, circa 1635

Annual Courage conference focuses on St. Joseph as model of chastity

Jul 22, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The annual conference of the Catholic apostolate Courage International concluded last week, focusing on the example of St. Joseph. Read more

Eve Tushnet. Courtesy photo.

'Gay and Catholic': A Q&A with writer and speaker Eve Tushnet

Jul 11, 2021

By Autumn Jones

This spring, Eve Tushnet wrote an article about the conversion therapy in Catholic spaces. The article, included in the June... Read more

Angelo

15-year Courage staffer says apostolate 'helped me to become the man I am today'

Jun 24, 2021

By CNA Staff

A 25-year member of the Courage International apostolate says the ministry formed him into the man he is today.  Read more

Courage offers virtual Lenten reflection

Feb 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

As pandemic restrictions continue to affect in-person events, a pair of ministries for people with same-sex attraction and their loved... Read more

George Weigel.

George Weigel praises Courage apostolate for fidelity, heroic witness

Nov 13, 2020

Catholic author George Weigel this week praised the heroic witness displayed by members of Courage, an apostolate that ministers to... Read more

Kim Zember.

‘Restless Heart’: In new book, Catholic woman shares struggle to understand her sexuality

Oct 10, 2020

By Mary Farrow

By the age of 18, Kim Zember was leading what she called a double life.  Read more

For first time, Courage apostolate publishes chaplain's handbook online

Jul 28, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

The Catholic apostolate Courage has published online the latest edition of its chaplain’s handbook to better help clergy and others... Read more

Courage conference to center on friendship

Jun 4, 2019

Courage International, an apostolate for people with same-sex attraction, is preparing for its annual conference next month, which will focus... Read more

Courage conference to focus on 'Courageous friendship'

Mar 13, 2019

A Catholic ministry announced Tuesday the theme for its upcoming conference for people who experience same-sex attraction and the families... Read more

Bishops inside the synod hall.

Youth synod final report released, addresses gender, sexuality

Oct 27, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The final report of the fifteenth general session of the Synod of Bishops, held on the topics of young people,... Read more

Fr. Philip Bochanski. Courtesy of Carmel Communications.

Director of Courage releases letter on Penn. abuse report

Sep 17, 2018

Courage International, an apostolate to support people with same sex-attraction in leading chaste lives, has issued a statement on three... Read more

Veritatis splendor to be theme of Courage conference

Aug 13, 2018

An upcoming conference in Connecticut will offers Catholic leaders in medicine and ministry the practical and pastoral tools to reach... Read more

Courage and EnCourage annual conference.

Courage apostolate's 2018 conference to recall founder's mission

Jun 20, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Courage International, an apostolate of the Catholic Church which serves people with same-sex attraction who seek to live a chaste... Read more

Why this Catholic takes issue with 'gay' and 'straight' labels

Jun 3, 2018

By Perry West

Chastity actually means fulfillment, not suffering – and labeling people in terms of their sexual inclinations or attractions first is... Read more

Daniel Mattson.

‘The most welcoming place’ - How the Church can reach out to the LGBT community

May 23, 2018

By Elise Harris

Daniel Mattson is accustomed to talking about same-sex attraction. He’s written a book on the subject, and he speaks to... Read more

Rainbow Flag.

Can you teach the truth and not be a hater? This ministry for gay Catholics says yes.

Jan 13, 2017

By Mary Farrow

In a country where gay marriage has gained widespread acceptance – both culturally and legally – in the past several... Read more

Courage to host event on pastoral approach to sexual identity

Dec 16, 2016

Courage International will team with the Phoenix diocese in the new year to host an event addressing same-sex attraction and... Read more

Mercy, peace, joy to be focus of Courage apostolate's 2016 conference

May 3, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

The Courage apostolate to those with same-sex attraction will hold its 29th annual conference this July at the Catholic University... Read more

Why three gay Catholics left the Church – and why they returned

Oct 15, 2015

By Mary Farrow

Dan, Rilene and Paul knew that once their stories were out, life would not be the same.  Read more

Woman praying in Milan, Aug. 21, 2007.

How should the Church care for same-sex attracted people?

Oct 7, 2014

By Ann Schneible

In what ways can the Church provide pastoral care for men and women of same-sex attraction that is compassionate and... Read more