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

Author: Schmitz, Fr. Michael

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The Vatican Website

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“Gender Theory”/”Gender Ideology”: Select Teaching Resources

Author: USCCB

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“Gender Theory”/”Gender Ideology”: Select Teaching Resources

The following select excerpts from various sources are intended to provide some information (not exhaustive) in the area of “gender theory”/“gender ideology” and may be helpful for educational purposes in the pastoral and public policy context.

Author: USCCB

February 1 2017

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2015 Truth & Love Conference: Panel Discussion

Breakout session at 2015 Truth and Love Conference in Michigan. Download for the entire talk.

Author: Comiskey, Andrew; Beck, Robin; Prever, Joseph

August 11 2015

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A Priest’s Experience in Pastoring Those with SSA

Fr. Paul Check, former executive director of Courage International, delivers an address during the Aug. 10-12, 2015 Truth & Love conference.

Author: Check, Fr. Paul

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A Spiritual Plan to Redirect One’s Life

Official description: "Father Harvey is a moral theologian and an experienced counselor on homosexual matters. In this pamphlet he proposes a plan which homosexually-oriented persons may follow to achieve a chaste, productive and happy life"

Author: Harvey OSFS, Fr. John

1979

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An excerpt from: “Address of His Holiness Benedict XVI on the Occasion of Christmas Greetings to the Roman Curia”

If there is no pre-ordained duality of man and woman in creation, then neither is the family any longer a reality established by creation.

Author: Pope Benedict XVI

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At the Heart of the Matter

Dr. Savage delivers an address during the 2015 Truth & Love conference.

Author: Savage, Dr. Deborah

August 11 2015

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Authentic Truth and Compassion

Fr. Paul Check and Deacon Patrick Lappert MD, present on truth and the clarity of Catholic church teaching regarding homosexuality. Paul Darrow shares his personal testimony.

Author: Darrow, Paul; Lappert MD, Patrick; and Check, Fr. Paul

March 9 2015

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Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions Between Homosexual Persons

The present Considerations provide arguments drawn from reason which could be used by Bishops in preparing more specific interventions, appropriate to the different situations throughout the world, aimed at protecting and promoting the dignity of marriage, the foundation of the family, and the stability of society, of which this institution is a constitutive element. These Considerations are also intended to give direction to Catholic politicians by indicating the approaches to proposed legislation in this area which would be consistent with Christian conscience.

Author: Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

June 3 2003

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Educational Guidance in Human Love: Outlines for Sex Education

Homosexuality, which impedes the person’s acquisition of sexual maturity, whether from the individual point of view, or the inter-personal, is a problem which must be faced in all objectivity by the pupil and the educator when the case presents itself.

Author: Sacred Congregation for Catholic Education

November 1 1983

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Eros Divided: Is There Such a Thing as Healthy Homoerotic Love?

Dr. Rachel Lu presents her talk at the 2015 Truth and Love conference. Download to hear entire talk.

Author: Lu, Dr. Rachel

August 11 2015

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Excerpts from the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Excerpts from the Catechism of the Catholic Church on sexual identity, complementarity, chastity, and homosexuality.

Author: Catechism of the Catholic Church

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How to Speak to the Media

Teresa Tomeo speaks about engaging the media at the 2015 Truth and Love conference. Download to hear entire talk.

Author: Tomeo, Teresa

August 11 2015

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