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Courage offers virtual Lenten reflection

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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?

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

Film: People with same-sex attraction find peace in Church

The three subjects of a new documentary, "Desire of the Everlasting Hills", have shared their stories of having same-sex attraction,... Read more

The Third Way movie.

New film illuminates Catholic view on same-sex attraction

Catholics with same-sex attraction talk about their personal struggles and the comfort they find in Church teaching in a new... Read more

Courage conference to support Catholics with same-sex attractions

The Courage apostolate will hold a conference at Villanova University this July to continue advancing its spiritual support for men... Read more