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Professional care for unwanted same-sex attraction: What does the research say?

Author: Sutton, Dr. Philip M.

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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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Stepping Forward in Courage

Author: David Prosen

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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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Professional care for unwanted same-sex attraction: What does the research say?

It is necessary that national and world medical and mental-health associations deal with the issue of therapeutic choice concerning unwanted SSA in a professionally responsible manner with scientific integrity.

Author: Sutton, Dr. Philip M.

November 2015

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Realizing Our True Identity

The hardest thing for us to believe may be this: that God is good, even when things are not as they should be — for example, when someone we love is in difficulty, confused about the truth and perhaps acting on this confusion. But this parable reassures us that nothing falls outside of God’s providence or the reach of his grace.

Author: Check, Fr. Paul

November 7 2014

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Same-Sex Attractions as a Symptom of a Broken Heart

Drawing on secular empirical research and the insights of mental health clinicians who adopt a Catholic anthropology, Dr. Lock looks at how the psychological sciences support the Catholic understanding of the human person and same-sex attraction. He examines how this research can be used to support various aspects of pastoral care.

Author: Lock, Dr. Timothy

August 11 2015

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Self-Mastery to Self-Giving: Anger and Sadness

Dr. Rick Fitzgibbons draws on his experience as a professor at the John Paul II Institute and his work with thousands of couples, to explain the teaching of John Paul II that the secret to self-giving is self-mastery, which in turn helps one to develop healthy, moral relationships with confidence.

Author: Fitzgibbons M.D., Rick

August 5 2011

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Sex Change Regret: From Male to Female and Back Again

A site for people who regret trying to change their sex.

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Speaking to High School Students on Homosexuality

Daniel Mattson, Fr. Steve Mattson and guest, Peter Herbeck, present on best practices regarding speaking to high school students and administrators on the issues surrounding homosexuality/same-sex attraction.

Author: Mattson, Daniel and Mattson, Fr. Steve

May 18 2016

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Stepping Forward in Courage

Saint John Paul II once said about Courage International, “Courage is doing the work of God.” Courage International strives to go forward, proclaiming the beauty and hope found in our Church’s teachings. It proclaims that chastity is not only possible, but can make our lives more meaningful, peaceful, and joy-filled once it is embraced and maintained. I have experienced it personally, and have seen the fruits of this in many Courage members. Now that I am back in the United States and reflecting on our beautiful grace-filled experience with Pope Francis on St. Peter’s Square, I see this as a personal confirmation that Courage International is most assuredly “doing the work of God.”

Author: David Prosen

October 19 2015

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Surgical Sex

Where did they get the idea that our sexual identity ("gender" was the term they preferred) as men or women was in the category of things that could be changed?

Author: Paul McHugh

November 2014

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Taking Courage: A Roundtable Discussion on “Desire of the Everlasting Hills”

Dan, Paul and Rilene speak with Fr. Paul Check, former Executive Director of Courage International, about their experiences which are showcased in the film Desire of the Everlasting Hills.

Author: Dan, Rilene, and Paul

April 2015

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The Freedom to Love — Recovery and the Seven Deadly Sins

The book takes a look at the capital sins, their opposing virtues and opposite extremes, all in the context of recovery. (Title is listed about halfway down the page)

Author: Fr. Emmerich Vogt, O.P.

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The New Atlantis: Sexuality & Gender Issue, Number 50 Fall 2016

Examining research from the biological, psychological, and social sciences, this report shows that some of the most frequently heard claims about sexuality and gender are not supported by scientific evidence. The report has a special focus on the higher rates of mental health problems among LGBT populations, and it questions the scientific basis of trends in the treatment of children who do not identify with their biological sex. More effort is called for to provide these people with the understanding, care, and support they need to lead healthy, flourishing lives.

Author: Drs. Paul McHugh & Lawrence Mayer

Fall 2016

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