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Hudson Byblow

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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)

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

Author: Schmitz, Fr. Michael

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Long-Term Follow-Up of Transsexual Persons Undergoing Sex Reassignment Surgery: Cohort Study in Sweden

Abstract: The treatment for transsexualism is sex reassignment, including hormonal treatment and surgery aimed at making the person's body as congruent with the opposite sex as possible. There is a dearth of long term, follow-up studies after sex reassignment.

Author: Dhejne, Cecilia; Lichtenstein, Paul; Boman, Marcus; Johansson, Anna L.V.; Langström, Niklas; Landén, Mikael

February 22 2011

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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 Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds With the Help of the Saints

Dawn Eden, internationally known speaker and author of the bestselling "The Thrill of the Chaste", shows how the lives of the saints have given her hope and aided her journey of spiritual healing after childhood sexual abuse. Readers seeking wholeness will discover saints with wounds like their own, whose stories bear witness to the transforming power of grace.

Author: Eden, Dawn

May 14 2012

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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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Observations Concerning the Revised Text of Always Our Children

After reading the text of the Revised Always Our Children (RAOC), in Origins, vol. 28, #7,
July 2, 1998, I regard it as a distinct improvement over the flawed October 1, 1997 document,
but it is still characterized by a misleading use of terms and by failure to provide specific kinds
of guidance for Catholic parents of children with same-sex attractions.

Author: Harvey OSFS, Fr. John

July 6 1998

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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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Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God. A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope

Christopher Yuan, the son of Chinese immigrants, discovered at an early age that he was different. He was attracted to other boys. As he grew into adulthood, his mother, Angela, hoped to control the situation. Instead, she found that her son and her life were spiraling out of control—and her own personal demons were determined to defeat her.

Author: Yuan, Christopher and Yuan, Angela

May 3 2011

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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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Papal Theologian on Gay Identity

Rev. Wojciech Giertych , O.P., the Theologian of the Papal Household...echoed the words of Pope Benedict when he said, “the best way of treating people with dignity is to tell them the truth, and if we escape from the truth, we are not treating them with dignity.”

Author: Mattson, Daniel

July 11 2013

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