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

Author: Schmitz, Fr. Michael

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Created Male and Female: An Open Letter from Religious Leaders

Author: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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Why does my same-sex marriage have to do with you? Why the fuss over this?

Author: Fr. Mike Schmitz

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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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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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Angelic Warfare Confraternity

Official description: "The Angelic Warfare Confraternity is a supernatural fellowship of men and women bound to one another in love and dedicated to pursuing and promoting chastity together under the powerful patronage of St. Thomas Aquinas and the Blessed Virgin Mary."

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Born to Love: Gay-Lesbian Identity, Relationships, and Marriage-Homosexuality, the Bible, and the Battle for Chaste Love

This book combines a search for truth with a hope founded on divine grace and God's ability to change the lives of each one of us. It is for people who have hope and for those who need hope.

Author: Waiss, Fr. John R.

August 26 2009

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Charity and Clarity: The Catholic Church and Homosexuality

Join Host Michael Hernon, panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Fr. Paul Check, Executive Director of Courage International, as they clarify the Church's role in ministering to those experiencing same-sex attraction.

Author: Check, Fr. Paul; Hahn, Ph.D., Scott; Martin, Ph.D., Regis; Hernon, Michael

July 7 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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Created Male and Female: An Open Letter from Religious Leaders

We come together to join our voices on a more fundamental precept of our shared existence, namely, that human beings are male or female and that the socio-cultural reality of gender cannot be separated from one's sex as male or female.

Author: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

December 15 2017

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Defending Traditional Marriage Makes Me a Hater?

This is a cultural issue that will have serious consequences for generations to come. All thinking people must seriously consider the facts and the far-reaching implications of any change in legislation with regard to this issue.

Author: Schmitz, Fr. Mike

May 15 2014

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Family Research Council

The Family Research Council's vision is a culture in which all human life is valued, families flourish, and religious liberty thrives.

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Homosexuality and the Catholic Church

In this presentation delivered at Theology on Tap in Denver, Jason Evert discusses the Catholic Church's teachings on homosexuality, marriage equality, LGBT rights, and the call to love.

Author: Evert, Jason

March 16 2016

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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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Invite, Elevate, Disarm (Medical Professional Track- Audio Only)

Testimony and practical tips for communication.

Author: Andrew

July 30 2015

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