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The Problem of Masturbation Among Homosexual Persons

Author: Harvey OSFS, Fr. John


Catechesis and Policy on Questions Concering Gender Theory

Author: Archdiocese of Milwaukee

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Comments on “Ministry to Persons with a Homosexual Inclination: Guidelines for Pastoral Care”

Author: Harvey OSFS, Fr. John

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‘Love Does Not Delight in Evil, but Rejoices With the Truth.’ A Theological and Pastoral Reflection On My Journey Away From A Homosexual Identity

This article offers theological reflection on the author’s experience, initially as a celibate gay person and subsequently as someone who has chosen not to be defined as gay and who has married. It argues that faithfulness to the classic Christian teaching about sex and marriage is liberating rather than homophobic, and that the contemporary cultural tendency to conflate sexual desire with identity bears at least some of the blame for the gay experience of marginalisation. This conflation must be questioned. The article concludes by relating this to Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s critique of anthropocentric construals of ‘love’.

Author: Doherty, Sean

March 1 2014

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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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“Male and Female He Created Them” Towards a Path of Dialogue on the Question of Gender Theory in Education

Author: Congregation for Catholic Education (for Catholic Institutions)

June 10 2019

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32 YO Virgin Living the Feminist Dream

Through the virtue of chastity — true freedom and the perfection of love — Kate is living the feminist dream.

Author: Bryan, Kate

September 8 2016

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50 Questions on the Natural Law — What It Is and Why We Need It

Reflecting on the most persistent questions asked by his students over the years, Rice shows how the natural law works and how it is rooted in the nature of the human person whose Creator provided this law as a sure and knowable guide for man to achieve his end of eternal happiness.

Author: Rice, Dr. Charles E.

May 2 2011

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A Case of Mistaken (Sexual) Identity

The Church, and all men and women of good-will, should challenge the world’s notions of sexual orientation and of sexual identities other than male and female.

Author: Mattson, Daniel

October 15 2013

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A Catechesis on the Human Person and Gender Ideology

In the past decade our culture has seen growing acceptance of transgender ideology - that is, the claim that a person's biological sex and personal identity have no necessary connection and could in fact contradict each other. According to this view, “human identity” is self-defined and “becomes the choice of the individual.”

Author: Most Rev. Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington

August 12 2021

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A Label that Sticks

Labels reinforce stereotypes and prejudices; they prevent us from accepting individuals and getting to know the real person.

Author: Scalia, Fr. Paul

June 13 2005

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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


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Against All Odds

"By exchanging my incomplete homosexual identity for a more complete one, I received a joy, a freedom and a spiritual fulfillment that I had never known existed." National Catholic Register

Author: Darrow, Paul

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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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