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Made for Love: Same-sex Attraction and the Catholic Church

Author: Schmitz, Fr. Michael

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Created Male and Female: An Open Letter from Religious Leaders

Author: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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The Victory App

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Dealing with Same-Sex Attraction

The most challenging questions I’m asked when speaking about the Church’s teaching on homosexuality come from parents who desire to remain committed to the teachings of the Church, and yet have a child who has “come out” and identified as gay or lesbian. This is what I tell them.

Author: Mattson, Daniel

June 1 2013

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Designed for Sex: What We Lose When We Forget What Sex Is For

The fact is that we aren’t designed for hooking up. Our hearts and bodies are designed to work together.

Author: Budziszewski, J.

July 13 2005

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Family Research Council

The Family Research Council's vision is a culture in which all human life is valued, families flourish, and religious liberty thrives.

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Fighting for Freedom: A Prayerful Response to ‘Gay’ Loved Ones

Suggestions for those who are concerned about a friend or family member who has declared his or her homosexuality.

Author: Comiskey, Andrew

December 2014

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Fortify: A Step Towards Recovery

Fortify was specifically designed to help individuals (particularly young people) struggling with pornography eventually reach long-lasting freedom. In this program you will find the tools, education, and resources necessary to help you or someone you love overcome this problem.

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From Love, For Love, By Love: A Deeper Understanding of Contraception, Same Sex Attraction, and Authentic Love

Father Michael Schmitz tackles some of the most difficult topics in the Church today. Here, Father incorporates the broader meaning of the person, the body, friendship, love, and sexuality into a discussion of same-sex attraction.

Author: Schmitz, Fr. Michael

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From Pain to Peace

Robert and Susan Cavera speak about their experiences in EnCourage and the peace that comes from embracing the will of God. Download to hear entire talk.

Author: Cavera, Robert and Susan, and Mattson, Daniel

August 11 2015

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G, L, B, T, Q, S… What’s your Identity?

The Church invites all of us to become the living reasons why someone might desire to see themselves first and foremost through the lens of Christ. God’s love will shine brighter through us as the “living reasons” if we strive to exemplify the fullness of virtue ourselves.

Author: Andrew

October 8 2014

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Homosexuality: Am I Destined to Be Alone?

Many people think that because I experience same-sex attractions, I have only two choices in life: Get into a relationship with another guy and be “fulfilled” or be single and alone (and therefore, miserable). They forget that there is far more to life than either of those choices!

Author: Andrew

August 8 2014

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How Dan’s Faith Journey Led Him to the Catholic Church

Daniel Mattson is just like you and me. He is Catholic, baptized at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Lansing. He is a passionate disciple of God, citing Scripture and calling on the Lord through prayer. He is also attracted to men, and for many, this acknowledgment of the latter means he isn’t welcome in the Church. Dan vehemently disagrees...

Author: Spath, Michael

June 1 2013

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How Parents Should Respond to a Child “Coming Out”

The most challenging questions I’m asked when speaking about the Church’s teaching on homosexuality come from parents who are committed to the teachings of the Church and have a child who has “come out” and identified as gay or lesbian. This is what I tell them.

Author: Mattson, Daniel

June 1 2013

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