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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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How Porn Made Me Attracted to Other Guys

I was getting high on porn so often that using “straight” porn was no longer enough to reach the high I desired. I, like so many others out there, ventured into other categories—one of which was “gay” pornography (same-sex male-male pornography).

Author: Guest Author, The Porn Effect

November 13 2014

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How to Talk To Your Children About Homosexuality: A Guide for Parents

"We all need God’s help setting our love in order. These various loves are designed to help lead us to the highest love—love for God. The good news is that through a relationship with Him, we can learn to love rightly, even loving those who don’t follow God’s plan."

This guide is for parents addressing their children about homosexuality when it is encountered in the culture. Your children need to hear from you directly that they may safely talk to you about difficult issues. Don’t assume: Ask questions, listen well and encourage them to speak freely.

Author: Johnston, Jeff

2014

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Integrity Restored

Integrity Restored provides education, training, encouragement, and resources to break free from pornography, heal relationships, and to assist parents in preventing and responding to pornography exposure which is so devastating in the lives of our children.

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INTO THE BREACH: An Apostolic Exhoration to Catholic Men, My Spiritual Sons in the Diocese of Phoenix

Men, do not hesitate to engage in the battle that is raging around you, the battle that is wounding our children and families, the battle that is distorting the dignity of both women and men.

Author: Most Reverend Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix

September 29 2015

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Living the Truth in Love Pastoral Approaches to Same-Sex Attraction

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.

Author: Smith, Janet E. and Check, Fr. Paul

August 31 2015

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Loving a Child With Same-Sex Attraction

Father Check of the Courage apostolate asks parents to be guided by the clarity and authentic compassion of the Gospel message.

Author: Desmond, Joan

March 21 2013

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Loving Our Children with Same-Sex Attractions: One Mother’s Story

I pray that you too will go forward with faith and courage to receive God’s love and truth, and that your path to accept, love and help your child with SSA will become clear.

Author: An EnCourage Mom

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

While this book is intended primarily for those who have same-sex attraction and their family and friends, its presentation of the compassionate truth of Catholic teaching on same-sex attraction will be of great benefit to everyone in today's society.

Author: Schmitz, Fr. Michael

December 21 2017

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Matt Fradd: Battle Plan for Ministering to a Porn-Addicted Culture

Matt Fradd speaks about overcoming porn and how to minister to those who are porn users.

Author: Fradd, Matt

October 23 2014

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Mom…Dad, I’m Gay: How Should a Catholic Parent Respond?

How should a Catholic parent respond? How do you strike that balance between condoning something that the Church teaches is wrong, and being supportive of the child you love who may have been struggling with these feelings for years?

Author: Prosen, David and Ricciardi, Allison

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My Response to Gay Pride Invitations

I took this whole thing to prayer at the foot of the cross. This short letter was the result...

Author: Andrew

July 30 2014

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Overcoming the Masturbation Habit

A comprehensive treatment of the topic, replete with psychological insights, moral considerations, and pastoral advice.

Author: Harvey OSFS, Fr. John

June 13 1993

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