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Pope Francis waves to the crowd in St. Peter's Square during his Angelus address on June 25, 2023.

Pope Francis: Do not be afraid to suffer criticism or economic loss to be faithful to the Gospel

Jun 25, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has urged Christians today not to fear persecution for being faithful to what the Church teaches. Read more

St. Joseph and the Christ Child, by Guido Reni

Upcoming Courage conference to focus on St. Joseph

May 5, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The Catholic apostolate Courage International will be focusing its upcoming annual conference on St. Joseph, under the theme “St. Joseph:... 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

Should Catholics attend 'pride' events?

Jun 14, 2019

By Mary Farrow

On June 1, Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence tweeted that Catholics should not attend Pride events during the month of... Read more

Fr. John Harvey, founder of Courage. Courtesy photo.

Courage conference celebrates Father John Harvey

Jul 22, 2018

By Perry West

The Catholic group Courage International hosted its 30th annual Courage and EnCourage conference last week, which aimed to offer men... Read more

The need for a Catholic ministry to transgendered persons

Jun 5, 2017

By Mary Farrow

Walt Heyer remembers the moment when he started desiring to be a girl.  Read more

Inside the Synod Hall during the meeting of bishops and cardinals on Oct. 14, 2015.

Courage apostolate participates in Mexican bishops' meeting

May 15, 2017

Four representatives from Courage International, Inc. – a Catholic ministry which supports those who experience homosexual inclinations in choosing chastity... 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

Catholic event aims to answer 'challenging' sexuality questions with charity

Sep 24, 2016

A Catholic-run conference aims to help clergy, lay ministers, and medical and mental health professionals provide better support for people... Read more

Fr. Paul Check.

After years of service, Courage director takes on new assignment

Sep 8, 2016

After 14 years of serving the Church’s apostolate for men and women with same-sex attraction, Fr. Paul Check will step... 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 with prayer candles.

This event hopes to bring the voice of chaste, gay Catholics to the Synod

Oct 1, 2015

By Ann Schneible

An upcoming international conference in Rome is hoping to give a face to those with same-sex attrac-tion living in accord... Read more


A voice missing from the synod: faithful Catholics with same-sex attraction

Aug 13, 2015

By Matt Hadro

When presenters addressed last year’s Synod of Bishops to discuss challenges facing the family, there was one group who voice... Read more

Courage conference to support Catholics with same-sex attractions

May 1, 2014

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

Pope Francis holds an audience with students from Jesuit-run schools in Italy and Albania in Paul VI Hall June 7, 2013.

Take courage in your weakness, Pope Francis teaches

Jul 2, 2013

During his homily at daily Mass in the Vatican's Saint Martha House, Pope Francis said Christians must have the courage... Read more

Courage conference to minister to those with same-sex attraction

Jul 2, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

The Courage apostolate's upcoming annual conference seeks to strengthen the faith, and the confidence in Christ of Catholics who have... Read more