Living the Truth in Love grew out of the desire to provide answers to the questions posed for the Synod on Marriage called by Pope Francis:
• How can the Christian community give pastoral attention to families with persons with same-sex attraction?
• While avoiding any unjust discrimination, how can the Church give such persons pastoral care in light of the Gospel?
• How can God's will be proposed to them in their situation?
People who want to be instruments of Christ's love to those who experience same-sex attraction (SSA) seek guidance on how best to do so. They need to listen to the stories of those who experience SSA and the stories of those who have accompanied them on their journeys. They also need to ground their responses in a genuine Christian understanding of the human person and of human sexuality.
This volume includes essays that lay out the Christian view of the human person and of human sexuality, essays that challenge the bifurcation of sexualities into "heterosexual" and "homosexual". Topics include an explanation of the meaning of the word "disorder", a discussion of the therapeutic power of friendship, and an application of Saint John Paul II’s personalism to the question of same-sex attraction. Psychologists and counselors explain various ways of affirming those who experience SSA and of leading them to experience the power of Christ’s healing love. Several of those who experience SSA tell their touching and inspiring stories.
New, from COURAGE International, a Catholic apostolate that faithfully embraces the Church's teaching on homosexuality and her normsfor pastoral care, ministering to those who strive to live chaste lives rooted in the love of Jesus Christ, comes a profoundly moving documentary: Desire of the Everlasting Hills.
Here are the intimate and candid portraits of three Catholics who struggle to navigate the waters of self-understanding, faith, and homosexuality.
5-Part DVD Catechetical Series
Courage International is proud to announce the release of “Invited to Courageous Love”, a five-part series on the Catholic Church and Homosexuality.
These videos present a unique perspective on the lives of Catholics who experience same-sex attractions and the peace and joy they have found by embracing the Gospel call to charity and fellowship. Each 30-minute episode includes testimony from Courage members and interviews with professionals in the elds of pastoral care, philosophy and theology, and the medical and social sciences. The 5-DVD set includes a Study Guide for individuals or groups, and will be an important and e ective tool for dioceses, parishes, schools and anyone wishing to know more about the teachings of the Catholic Church on homosexuality, and the lives of people who are faithfully living them out.
DVD Set Includes:
• Disc 1: The Good News About Chaste Love
• Disc 2: Sex and Sexuality in the Divine Design
• Disc 3: Insights From the Medical and Social Sciences
• Disc 4: Same Sex Attraction and the Family
• Disc 5: Providing Authentic Pastoral Care
5-Part DVD Catechetical Series $50.00 includes shipping within the continental U.S.A.