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

Author: Schmitz, Fr. Michael

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Spiritual Accompaniment for Persons with Same-Sex attraction

Author: Fr. James McTavish

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Stepping Forward in Courage

Author: David Prosen

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Is “Gay” Just Another Adjective?

Every human being is either male or female, a beloved daughter or son of the Most High, both made gloriously in the image and likeness of God.

Author: Mattson, Daniel

February 20 2015

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Is Chastity Possible?

With the grace that comes through the Mass, the sacraments and prayer, chastity is possible.

Author: Morrow S.T.D., Fr. Thomas G.

January 1 1994

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Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons

The issue of homosexuality and the moral evaluation of homosexual acts have increasingly become a matter of public debate, even in Catholic circles. Since this debate often advances arguments and makes assertions inconsistent with the teaching of the Catholic Church, it is quite rightly a cause for concern to all engaged in the pastoral ministry, and this Congregation has judged it to be of sufficiently grave and widespread importance to address to the Bishops of the Catholic Church this Letter on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons.

Author: Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

October 1 1986

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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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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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Ministry to Persons with a Homosexual Inclination: Guidelines for Pastoral Care

The mission of the Church is to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to all people and to minister to all people in his name. In our time and culture, special challenges are faced by those Church members who carry out this mission among persons who experience same-sex attraction. These guidelines are intended to assist bishops in evaluating existing or proposed programs and ministerial efforts and to provide direction and guidance for those engaged in this ministry.

Author: USCCB

November 14 2006

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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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On the Meaning of Sex

Everyone in every time and place is interested in sex. Our own time is obsessed by it. One would think that a society obsessed by sex would understand it very well. But the truth is that obsession drives out understanding. We no longer understand even the common sense of sexuality, the things that were common knowledge in supposedly less enlightened times.

Author: Budziszewski, Dr. J.

May 1 2014

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Our Hearts are Restless

I have just watched an extraordinary and deeply moving film, soon to be released by the Catholic apostolate Courage, called "Desire of the Everlasting Hills". It is knit together, like a polychronic chorale, from the personal witnesses of three people, two men and one woman, who have come out of a life of sexual sin and into the wonderful light of Christ. By “wonderful” I do not suggest breathless good cheer and drinks all around. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Author: Esolen, Anthony

July 22 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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Pastoral Ministry to Young People With Same-Sex Attractions

Convinced that “only what is true can ultimately be pastoral,” we offer this guidance, by way of general principles and pastoral guidelines, to all Catholics, pastors, parents and educators, as well as to young adults themselves.

Author: Episcopal Commission for Doctrine of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

June 1 2011

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