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Pastoral Care

The power of witness

In my undergraduate ministry classes, we heard a common theme. The line was repeated over and over again in every class from all our professors. I even heard a rumor that someone had embroidered it onto a pillow as ...

Courage International launches new site

Courage International recently launched a newly-revamped website, an important step in bringing its message of hope for persons who experience same-sex attractions to a wider audience  While TruthAndLove.com – an initiative of Courage – aims to form priests, pastoral ministers, educators, etc. in understanding the various complexities associated with this ministry, the new Courage site is designed specifically ...

“Coming out” at Christmas: A pastoral response to parents

Amid the many joys of the Christmas season, we also come face to face with many challenges. It’s an incredibly busy time, for a start, which often leaves little time or energy for the kind of spiritual preparation that such ...

Coming out for the holidays

It’s a complicated world. A parent in your child’s school leaves her husband for a neighbor woman. The most involved parents in the Rosary Apostolate have a son who now identifies as female. Your cousin, niece, nephew, uncle, son’s ...